Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman is a fantastic escape to a time in history when women were to be seen and not heard. Vada Allenhouse is the oldest of four sisters, all still single and still living at home with their physician father. The mystery of their mother's disappearance many years before is never far from her mind and the man she's been courting seems reluctant to make a commitment to her. Add to that a sister that doesn't speak (to anyone!), a sister who is corresponding with suitors through the mail and a sister whose head turns at the next handsome man that walks by. It all adds up to a lot of fun and a little intrigue. Who is the man lying unconscious upstairs? This book is very well written and is an enjoyable read. Even with a lot of characters I found it easy to follow. The only thing that bothered me (and I know this isn't the author's fault!) is that the back cover copy starts with, "Tragedy hit the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night...." and then the prologue begins with "Winter 1881...." when the tragedy happened. I know that's a minor thing but I couldn't stop thinking about it. I always seem to find the little things like that when I read.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
About the author:
C. J. began writing the story that would become her first novel Thicker than Blood when she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one described in Thicker than Blood before cofounding her own online bookstore. In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment Web site TitleTrakk.com with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. When she's not writing, she's reading. Her hobbies include book and art collecting, fly fishing, painting and drawing. Visit her online at her blog where she talks about books, writing, and publishing. You can also look her up on Twitter and Facebook.
In this first DVD set of the TrueU series, Dr. Stephen Meyer plays a “philosophical survival game,” pitting four worldviews against one another in the quest to decide which one gives the best answers. Dr. Meyer examines the evidence and provides the tools needed for students to defend their faith and make it their own. This is the perfect resource for students preparing to enter college and a culture that may be hostile to their faith. Additional discussion guides can be purchased separately, either in singles (978-1-58997-115-8) or in a 10-pack (978-1-58997-116-5).
is director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC) and a founder both of the intelligent designmovement and of the CSC, intelligent design's primary intellectual and scientific headquarters. Dr. Meyer is a Cambridge University–trained philosopher of science and the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, and philosophical books and journals. He has been widely featured in media appearances on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, PBS, and the BBC. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. He's also featured prominently in two other science documentaries, Icons of Evolution and Unlocking the Mystery of Life.
Meyer's research goes to the very source of the mystery of life: its origin, and more specifically the origin of biological information as represented in DNA. Signature in the Cell, published by HarperOne in June 2009, presents a radical and comprehensive new case, revealing the evidence not merely of individual features of biological complexity but of a fundamental constituent of the universe, namely information. Meyer's work in biological information represents the cutting edge of the argument for design.
I received disc one and disc two to review from Tyndale Publishers. I thought this might be a fun way for my family to learn to defend our faith. What I found was a college classroom type setting with a professor lecturing his students. While this type of learning works well for some people it isn't what I prefer. I had a hard time paying attention to the lessons and grew bored rather quickly. Maybe I have a short attention span? This is full of a lot of information from both sides of the issue. Meyer backs up his research with facts and also counters his opposition with facts. Informative and timely, this is one video series that is sure to stir the scientific community.
Monday, April 12, 2010
A Distant Melody
Debut Author, Sarah Sundin, earns rave reviews from BOOKLIST. "Sundin's debut Christian historical romance is an emotionally gripping, detail-rich but fast-paced trilogy set against the backdrop of WWII at home and abroad. Romance readers and military history buffs will find much of interest here."
Seattle, WA - 4/9/2010 - Rarely does a book come along from a debut author that is as well received as Sarah Sundin's A Distant Melody. The story grips you on page one and doesn't let up until the last page is turned. Critics and readers alike are impressed with both the accurate historical detail and complex cast of characters. From the fertile California orange groves to the soggy terrain of England,A Distant Melody, weaves an exciting and tender tale of love, courage and sacrifice. Not to be missed!
Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together.
But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Tami also gets hooked back up with Sister Dabney (from book #2) and gains a new client in the court-appointed case of a teenage runaway. Is Jessie to be believed or is there more to her story? And what is she running from?
Well written and engaging, Greater Love is a thought-provoking read from one of Christian fictions best writers. Robert Whitlow makes you forget that this book is written by a man (from a womans point of view).
About the book:
The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth--in matters of life and the law.
As the storm clouds gather, Tami does her best to weather the growing turbulence in every area of her life.
She's just accepted a job with a law firm but now wonders if she made the right decision. She has two strong men vying for her heart--and is about to lose them both if she can't determine which one is right for her.
And Tami's new case is anything but simple. When she first meets her prospective client, she immediately knows the rough young teen is lying, guilty...and utterly terrified of something beyond the charges she's facing. What she doesn't realize is just how far reaching the effects of the case will go. Or how close to home the deadly results will hit. For by the time the storm breaks, someone close to Tami will have paid the ultimate price.
Through it all, Tami will experience greater sacrifice, greater friendship, and greater love than she's ever known.
This book was provided for review by BookSneeze.