Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "Understory" by Lisa Lickel

Lisa Lickel weaves together a masterful tale of intrigue and romance, and the multilayers of complexity will leave the reader turning the pages. 

The characters are well-developed, and overarching themes involving racism and prejudice will resonate with the reader.

The story takes place in the Midwest—in a small town that harbors a big secret—perhaps more common than anyone dares to imagine. UnderStory is one of those rare books that’s not only a great read but makes a statement about what’s most important—in the midst of depravity, unfairness, and greed.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts of "Prepare to Meet Your Maker" by Pearl Nsuah-Kumi

If you are wondering how to become a Christian, "Prepare to Meet Your Maker" tells you exactly what you need to do to become one, as well as how to live the Christian life afterwards. I loved the succinctness of the book, all the Scripture references, and that every page is totally Biblical. There is a heaven and a hell, and every person who has ever lived will go to one of these two destinations. 

Points stressed include:  

The urgency of this decision - no one knows how long we have this side of eternity. 

Once you die, your decision is irreversible.

The love and holiness of Jesus.

God's judgment for those who don't turn to Jesus.

Free will.

It is pointless and needless to perish.

I highly recommend this book to unbelievers and believers alike. It can be read and one sitting, and is a great addition to your Kindle library.

To learn more about Prepare to Meet Your Maker or purchase, visit Amazon by clicking on this link.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts - "Living & Breathing the Psalms" by Jim Edwards

After a year-long battle with cancer, I have found this book to be a great encouragement. Jim brings alive the true meaning of Psalms - to lift us above our circumstances, to show that God's love surpasses our most difficult trials, and that with Jesus, we are never alone. God is with us, and we can trust Him in our pain.

Each page is filled with encouragement, written in a style that anyone can understand as the Holy Spirit shouts praises and affirmations of God's unfailing love.

I have to admit, at times I haven't felt like praising God this last year, but "Living & Breathing the Psalms" reminds me that human feelings can be overcome and transformed into the worship of King Jesus. 

if you are hurting, reading "Living & Breathing the Psalms" will renew your mind. 

God hears our cries when we give Him our struggles.  I found this book to be a great encouragement,  prompting me to be more thankful. It helped me to keep my eyes on my Redeemer. Sometimes we need to be reminded, God is greater than our suffering, and He is able to do far more than we ask. 

If you enjoy reading the Psalms, you will enjoy this modern-day praised-filled rendition. Soak in a little each day, and be filled with God's joy.


Friday, September 29, 2017

New Young Adult Book From Award-Winning Author William D. Burt - "The Lake Lights"

“The Lake Lights” by William D. Burt is the first book in his new Creation Series Seekers.

Jonathan Oliver, the main character, comes from a long line of scientists and inventors, and after the disappearance of his father, sets out to discover what the strange creatures are over Lake Oswego.

Jon's quest becomes more than a scientific homeschooling project when he is confronted by evilness that wants to destroy his father’s legacy and family at all costs.

God is an integral part of the story as William D. Burt discusses evolution versus creationism. Throughout “The Lake Lights,” God’s concern over the affairs of men is emphasized, and the compatibility of Christianity with science is explored, giving the book a Christian worldview

I enjoyed the intrigue, the suspense, and the surprise ending that ties everything together into a delightful and engaging story.

While the book is geared toward a younger audience, I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Lake Lights” in my “old age” and learned a few scientific facts. I also highly recommend “The Lake Lights” to homeschooling families and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

William D. Burt is the award-winning author of the seven-title Christian allegorical "King of the Trees" series. Other works are in progress. Two of his titles (out of three submitted) were finalists in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest: "The King of the Trees" and "The Golden Wood."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"The Blue Little Moon," A New Children's Book by Kelssee Colleen

Book Review from Amazon
ByKara U. on July 6, 2017

The author is serious about helping people embrace their gifts and be who they were designed to be. Through delicate prose, author Kelssee Colleen has woven a parable to explain the light cast from the moon, using the story as an allegory for the readers to bridge to their own life experiences. But even those too young to fully grasp the significant of the text will be mesmerized by the cadence of the author’s tone.

Whimsical, elegant and expressive-faced illustrations by Heidi Thompson enhance the story and will appeal to the intended audience—God’s children of all ages. 

Children will identify with the Little Moon as she strays from the role God made her especially for… with little reason or temptation beyond sheer curiosity. The expressions worn by the Little Moon inspire inquisitiveness and empathy in children. However, this book will also make a great gift to a high-school or college-aged young person due to the subdued “Prodigal Son” theme.

To all potential readers: this book is a cozy reminder of the source of the moon’s light on nights when we feel alone in the darkness.

A portion of book sales goes to help with food and medical care for the children at The GEM Foundation in Uganda.