Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: "The Frenchman" by Sandra Julian Barker



“We have a very interesting and wonderful book written about a time of history that I have given very little thought about.

This is an amazing tale written in the time of great suffering and human tragedy coming upon each family born in life.  In those years of unharmony, people just got along the best that they could with other families that lived around them.  America was not thought of much as a good place to go to settle.  America was just a place to get away from your neighbors in the old country, and come to a place where you might find a future for your loved ones to live free.

This book tells about the early heartbreaks of the people that immigrated to this country before we became a country.


A great, great book written for people like me to read about our ancestors.  My own ancestors immigrated in to Canada and settled in what became Watertown, N.Y. from France.  So this story was more beholding to me than most people.  Excellent book!”


Wakulla Book Review

By  “Bob L.”




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I 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."

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Time and Again, by Deborah Heal



A most profound and most gratifying book for me to have the pleasure of reading. I am looking forward to getting the next one in line.

This work took me completely by surprise numbers of times throughout the book. It was a most refreshing book to just sit back and read without interruptions. Awk! Go away people. I’m reading here!

The next one won’t surprise me as much, so I’ll be more ready. This one the author did an exceptional job on, and I will remember her name.

I guess that listening to the younger people around you can really pay off, if you listen to the computer’s way of doing business. Aren’t business machines just wonderful pieces of equipment?

Thank you for this book.


Bob L.


Wakulla Book Review

Book Critique by: Bob L.




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I 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."

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: The Asquinn Twins: Where the Trail Forks, Book 2, by Heather Radford



Book Title: The Asquinn Twins: Where the Trail Forks, Book 2

Author: Heather Radford 

Summary: The Asquinn and Turehue children are grown up now. Ken Asquinn and Bradan Turehue have turned away from God. They have started to drink, smoke, curse, and disrespect their parents. There is still the promise for to marry, Ken and Sherry, and Martha to Bradan.
Even seeing the changes in their lives from following God to skeptics, the two sixteen year old girls still marry the two nineteen year old men. This starts the turmoil of being married to a backslidden Christian.

AUTHOR’S PURPOSE:
1/ To show readers how faithful followers of God can backslide into sin.
2/To show the tragedy of a family torn by one family member’s sin.

THEMES:
1/Falling from God.
2/Turmoil of the Christian family when one member backslides.
3/ Intercessory prayer.


Wakulla Book Review

Reviewed by: Booker T.



*~*~*~*

I 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."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: The Frenchman by Sandra Julian Barker



“The Frenchman”:  “Sandra Barker weaves an incredible tale in this historical fiction novel based on Rene de St. Julien, her grandfather seven generations back.

Intertwining fact with fiction, we travel with Rene as he leaves the only home he has ever known and his little sister Bernadette following the death of his father.

Ending up in Paris in the home of his mother’s brother who is Catholic and hates Rene and his Huguenot (Protestant) beliefs, for two years, Rene becomes little more than a slave to his uncle.

This novel shows the resiliency of the human spirit as we watch Rene grow from a boy to a man.  We experience the wonders, friendships, loves, heartbreaks, lies, deceits, and religious persecutions a this young man struggles to hold onto his faith in a time where it is becoming extremely dangerous to be a Huguenot.

We glimpse some of the politics of the late 1600s and early 1700s as Rene enters the military under King Louis XIV of France, flees for his life after the religious freedom act is revoked, enters the Dutch military under the Protestant king William the Orange and follows him to England where he is crowned William III in place of the Catholic king, King James.

Finally, we travel with Rene to America after he struggles with the decision to leave the military and Europe, knowing he’d never see his sister Bernadette again.

Again his faith is tested through a series of events that leaves him shipwrecked in Bermuda; where he trusts love again.


With a new wife, he lands in South Carolina.  In a vast new world, Rene and his wife Margaret fight through hardships and lose to forge a legacy that is still being experienced today.  This is an excellent read.”


Wakulla Book Review
A review by “Bill C.”



*~*~*~*

I 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."

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Ivory & Ice by Sandra Julian Barker







“What a wonderful story.  It seems I finished as soon as I started.

I love the way Ms. Barker not only showed the similarities between now and past civilizations, but a clear contrast between Beth and Jaen.  Beth feared love and commitment and Jaen embraced it in a journey to her mate that ultimately cost her life.

Jaen loved her family and mourned leaving, even though the call of love pulled her to Baarak in a distant culture.  Beth on the other hand needed relief from her family of dysfunction and hostility.

The character development was superior and the idea of two complete stories in one, captivating.

Bravo!  I eagerly await another installment; maybe another anthropology adventure with Beth.  Does Steve turn away in uncertainty because of her previous rejection?  Had she waited too long and someone else claimed Kevin?


And what about the waiting Baarak?  Did he get covered and captured by the glacier as Jaen?  Maybe we’ll never know.”


Wakulla Book Review


By: Napier





*~*~*~*

I 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."