Monday, July 27, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: The Hermit by Robert E. McGinnis




I believe that Dr McGinnis has totally outdone his mindset with this book. It was informative, decisive and worthy to be read.

As in the beginning, I wasn't too very sure what we had here, but wow, did the story come about. I even had feelings that I in no way expected to come out. Very wet feelings.
     
This book was a very emotional book in that I was trying to tell Bill Fain how to live his life. Problem was, that some of the things just went bad no matter what he did.
     
In the ending, which occurred about fifty pages before it should have, things did turn out very good for everyone, meaning Bill and Saundra. But? What were the twins like? How did they grow up? Was Saundra acceptable of her new life? To go from being a C E O of a large corporation, to being nothing, and living life out in the wilds like the Hermit?
     
I would like to see the book that answers these questions.

Thank You,
Wakulla Book Review by Bob L.

To purchase The Hermit at Amazon, click here.

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I (Lorilyn Roberts) want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 



Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books. 





Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."




Friday, July 24, 2015

From 33 A.D. to 2015 A.D. - Seventh Dimension - The Castle, Book 3, A Young Adult Fantasy

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The Seventh Dimension Award-Winning Series continues in The Castle.



Haunted by a recurring dream of his missing father in a mysterious castle, 17-year-old Daniel is captured by the Romans and finds asylum in the Temple. There he discovers a scroll that reveals his future concerning a wager between good and evil. 

But the stakes are raised when he witnesses the trial and crucifixion of Yeshua. The convergence of time with supernatural events creates a suspenseful ending and leads to the fourth and final book in the Seventh Dimension SeriesThe City (HOPEFULLY AVAILABLE OCTOBER 1, 2015).

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: The Map Quilt by Lisa J. Lickel


The Map Quilt is an attention grabber. From the first page until the last I was thoroughly entertained and mesmerized. This is a book laced with history, politics, mystery, love, hope, and faith. By the end of the book I felt like I was a part of the character’s lives.

From the atrocities of slavery and the perils of escape through the underground railroad to modern corporate espionage, there is never a dull moment. The plot twists and turns at just the right moments to keep the reader guessing until the end.

Bringing up real issues from the past, and tying them together with today’s controversies about “green” energy, the tale is quite realistic. The best part of the story for me is the thread of faith that ties it all together.

I would give this book 4 ½ stars out of 5 – I may have given it a 5 had I read the first book in the series.

Well done!

Book Review by Loren

A WAKULLA BOOK REVIEW

To purchase The Map Quilt from Amazon,  click here

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I (Lorilyn Roberts) want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 


Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of 
John 3:16 books. 
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. Chaplain Steve Fox  is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."



Monday, July 13, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Meander Scar by Lisa J. Lickel



Summary of Book:

Ann Ballard’s husband Gene Ballard has been missing for seven and a half years. She’s raised her only son Ritchie “who seems to hate his mother while adoring his missing father” alone.
Mark Roth is a young man who lived next door until his younger brother Trey died in an auto accident which also involved Ritchie who lived through it. He is eleven years younger than Ann but is fully in love with Ann.

Mark returns to town and helps Ann to learn to live and love again. Also to deal with finding her lost husband and the betrayal of her mother-in-law. Mark stands by Ann until all the pieces fall into place and they can face the world as a younger man and older wife. But then Ann has a stroke and Mark’s faith is tested to the max.

Author’s purpose: The author assumes the position that true love conquers all. If it’s mean to be, it will be.

Themes:  Donna’s Treachery/Ann’s Headaches and fears/The stroke Ann had/Love can conquer all

Controversial issues:

1.              Younger man/Older woman: The author stands on love being more important than age.
2.              Sex before marriage: The author believes it’s a gift worth waiting for.
3.              Whether to press charges on Donna for fraud: Circumstances and motives should be weighed and considered.

Thesis:  True love can stand, overcome, and conquer over every obstacle when God is its foundation.

I really loved this love story and was blown away by Mark’s faith and resolve to stand firm and love Ann unconditionally. When he told her he loved her enough to go away if that was what she wanted, I was floored.

The deception of the mother-in-law, Donna, the rebellion and confusion of the niece, Maeve, the anger and rebellion of the son, Ritchie, even the bitter and loving relations between Ann and her sister Rachel.

This love story – mystery is really good. I’d give it five stars on a five star scale.


Book Review by Booker T.

        WAKULLA BOOK REVIEW



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I (Lorilyn Roberts) want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 


Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of 
John 3:16 books. 
Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. Chaplain Steve Fox  is adding the new books to the prison library in this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."


 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider by NJ Lindquist, Wendy Elaine Nelles, Kimberley Payne, and Others



Author: Various Authors  Edited by NJ Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles


Summary of book:
The book is about life, real life. Not just the good easy days. Short stories by a wide variety of authors. Most of the stories are non-fiction talking about living through cancer, a love one who has alzheimers and the pain caused to the loved ones of that person. As the victim forgets not only who they are but who the loved ones are as well.

One lady had to break her back in two places before she could see the love of her family express in their actions for her. She was seeking words, when they were offering deeds.

Author’s Purpose:
The purpose was to offer a wide variety of poems, stories, and praise. That would leave the reader deep in meditation, contemplating the works of God in their own lives. Not just through the good times but also the difficult times.
It’s a devotional that shows God’s hand in all walks of life.

Author’s Theme:
Over all the book points to us as an imperfect people, with a perfect God. Who can use all things to grow us and build us in our faith and our lives, rock bottom is not the end of life. It’s the beginning of change, understanding, and recovery.

Book Thesis:
There is healing and blessing from God even in the most painful situations.
Where author’s stands on controversial issues:
With their hand in God’s hand.

Did I enjoy the book?
I enjoyed this book very much. I was blown away by the testimonies of most of the authors. I even enjoyed the fiction stories although I would suggest putting them in a book by themselves and using only non-fiction because of the power behind the struggles and wisdom they bring to bare in the non-fiction.


But don’t misunderstand the fiction story, “Bannock and Sweet Tea” had me in tears. M. D. Meyer really touched my soul with that one. I really enjoyed them all.

Book Review by Booker, J.
A WAKULLA BOOK REVIEW

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I (Lorilyn Roberts) want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 



Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books. 





Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this this initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Eliza Earsman's Manley






About the Book:
Manley was in a bad way. Dehydrated and exhausted from a long ‘stowaway’ journey, he was found in the back of a removal merchant’s haulage truck. One day and 400 tarmac miles earlier he had crawled in to examine what he thought was a load of peace and quiet. Falling asleep on a sofa wasn’t the best option but that is what happened—and he had no way of raising the alarm. 

The two hardy workmen fed, watered and soothed him. Short of leaving him on the mean city streets, they had no option but to take him to an inner city London animal shelter. Staff there found a microchip identifying his owner but the ‘owner’ didn’t want the cost of hauling him back to his south-of-England home county. 


June 2015
20 pp
Buy on Amazon US $1.49
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

My review:
A lovely story about the relationship between two adventurous souls, one human, one cat. Manley might have been rescued from the shelter, but he rescued Shelagh, his boon companion, every bit as much. Nice little reading nugget, cat romance, charming adventure, and yes, Manley's expression on the cover, a little smug, a little shy, and little sleepy, says it all. Delightful For those who like a quick short pet read.