A Grand read

Monday, August 31, 2015

Avenue of Spies

Avenue of Spies

The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protégé charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. 

I found this to be a very good read and so has my sister who is still into it!  It is a true story that makes you feel like it is a fiction story,.You will be wondering can all this happen to one person!  This true story of an  American family in Paris aiding the French resistance from an apartment only a few doors down from the Paris headquarters of the SS will probably be made into a film very soon. i would really like to see it as it would be very good but the book will always be the best I am sure.

I am very thankful for this book to review!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Heartbreak Trail

 I have always been an avid reader. Growing up, I loved historical fiction. Now that I am an adult, I still enjoy speed-reading books for a younger audience in the hopes of finding new favorites for my siblings as well as my future children. Although there are many wonderful books for children and young adults which are not particularly Christian (think Little House and such), it is always great to be able to provide books for your children which reinforce Biblical truths and grace. I have found that Susan's books stay true to the Christian faith without becoming fake or unrealistic.
Unusually for Christian works of fiction, her books are also quite exciting. These books make splendid read-aloud as well as personal reading books. my sisters  9-17 REALLY ENJOYED THIS STORY.

Check out hr other grand  books!

Thanks for free book to review!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

stand up!

Wow! I can not say enough good things about this read!I would recommend this book to every Christian, it is well written .  It makes you think twice about the many people who claim to follow Christ but are drawn into witches with Harry Potter and Twilight.  They must be warned,  The author touches on important things that are going on in our nation today. Although I felt a tinge of hopelessness and helplessness while reading this book, I came away in the end feeling hopeful because he showed us what to do". I found this to be helpful in that he describes what he believes we can do to change the state of things in our nation.“If this doesn’t wake us up nothing will! Excellent and scary. Well documented, challenging and eye opening. I

I really like this authors books http://davidfiorazo.com/2015/03/it-is-indisputable-there-is-a-cost-to-our-silence/
 I received it in the mail to review (thanks, Aneko Presshttps://anekopress.com/the-cost-of-our-silence-blog-tour/

Amish boy

I tried to get picture to lad with out success.  This is a short true story.  Good but not the best written volume.

I enjoyed it but don't know how many will pick up this volume and recommend it to others.  It is one of those books you would read when nothing else was at hand and only continue it in hopes it will get better. About the Book
An Amish Boy and a Mother’s Prayer takes readers into the heart of Daviess County, Indiana, where Glen Graber was raised. His family was swiftly kicked out of the Old Order Amish church when Glen’s dad bought a rubber-tired tractor. Then Glen’s mother died, and left him with a request: She had been praying for a business that would alleviate the family’s financial hardship, and asked Glen to take responsibility for the family’s future. Despite the pressure, Glen and his family found hope and humor each day as God miraculously answered their mother’s prayer.
More than a biography, this book is about a boy being determined to change his place in the world, and the miraculous reversals of misfortune. It’s about the prayers of a mother, the idiosyncrasies and love of a father, and the strength of a family. It is, in other words, the story of us.
I got this free to review

Monday, August 3, 2015

Secrets or lies...

The First Family Detail   Every one has a hidden life  but this book exposes  some White house  lies.  Some of this book was great but others were  better left in the dark.  In some parts the author could have done better as he repeats himself a lot.  Same lies  told about different people. Lots of grammatical errors ( and I who is not a great speller noticed that!).I was expected insight to how the Secret Service operates,

There are parts of this book that are informative on the Secret Service and its services but it seemed to be searching for a theme.  |I wanted to like  no love this read but it left me feeling trashy!

I received this book from Blogging for Books.

A few good tips

Gaining by Losing by J.D. Greear

This book had a few good points but most of it lacked the depth I was looking for!  Some of the points that struck me were Every church can be a sending church. J.D. freely admits that the call to send is often a painful call, and it’s one that’s fraught with land mines along the way. However, he challenges the reader that change is possible through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “If you are in a church resistant to new ideas, change only what you need to in order to reach a few new people, and then, as you do, celebrate those stories. That will help you get the capital you need to ‘purchase’ the next round of changes.” (p 199)

I was made to think people should  know your church is there!

I loved how  people could serve in their work but what I did not like was his swing on reaching people with  modern music. I won't say this book was totally a waist of time but the first few chapters about three  out of  12 chapters were profitable. 

I am still thankful for the book