My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains
Luder G Whitlock Jr, reminds us that we cannot have unity in the church butI that should not come at the cost of a water down or worse yet an elastic gospel.
The author asks the question that has been asked for centuries What is the church? What is it function? How is it supposed to function? Where should we begin to best understand it? Often along with these questions, the question of unity arises.
We are reminded too that in order to better answer these questions we need too turn to the word of God.
We are reminded too that if a church is Divided it Will Fall, and loose it’s Core.
The author points out too that Mega Churches, actually have a negative impact on smaller churches.
Divided We Fall is a well argued, well researched book with some good points. I give it five out of five stars.
Under a Summer Sky
A Savannah Romance
by Melody Carlson
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Under a Summer Sky through Revell publishing and Netgalley:
In this book we meet Nicole Anderson is a homeschool art teacher who is now being asked to run an art gallery for the summer. She takes the job despite the fact she will have to work with Amrya someone deteemined to make her life miserable.
She soon finds herself along care of one of the gallery owners granddaughters, for a few days. Bernice is a budding artist.
Nicole manages to enjoy her time in Savannah despite Amrya, making friends, selling art, and even falling in love.
I give A Summer Sky five out of five stars.
Archive Date 20 Jun 2017I am reviewing a copy of The Journalist through Diversion Publishing and Netgalley:
Fourteen bodies found, all murdered and all children ten years of age or under.
Roland Keene is a journalist, who has traveled to Rwanda, he leaves his hotel room, and goes off to find armed rebels.
Roland Keene finds himself searching down his final bullet story, as he finds himself running from bookies in Chicago. He orchestrates a robbery that turns into a Murder!
Will his actions lead to his death?
Find out in The Journalist?
Five out of five stars
Elle was only nineteen, and thinking of killing herself despite the fact she was pregnant. But just as she changed her mind someone pushes her over the cliff’s edge into water.
Monica is barely nineteen herself and in charge of eight eleven year old girls at Camp Horseshoe. The camp where Elle had been a counselor out as well before she went missing.
It all started as a prank amongst Camp Counselors As a prank and turned Into something more, something darker.
Find out what unfolds in You Will Pay,
Four out of five stars.
Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust
by Michelle Bisson
Children’s Nonfiction , Middle Grade
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
I am reviewing Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust through Capstone Press and Netgalley:
This story is geared towards Middle Grade reader’s. We learn of a young Jewish Women having to travel through Europe on her own in the Middle of World War Two during the time of Holocaust. She was Jewish and had to flee the Nazi’s.
She talks about her cousin Marika being killed by the Nazi’s in that time. That Summer her Forty Nine year old Father was forced to spend three months in a labor camp as a “waterboy” by the Hungarian Nazi officers.
The family was granted passports for America but they had to travel separately for risk of being found out. Hedy did not look Jewish so it was easier for her to travel alone.
This is the story of Hedy’s family one of the lucky one’s who were able to escape the Nazi’s and find freedom here in America.
I give Hedy’s Journey five out of five stars.
Seized by the Sun
The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins
by James W. Ure
Chicago Review Press
Teens & YA
Pub Date 01 Jul 2017
I am voluntarily reviewing Seized by the Sun through Chicago Review Press and Netgalley:
Today’s U.S Air-Force was originally called the Air-Service.
Gertrude “Tommy Tompkins” was a women’s airforce pilot. Gertrude came from a wealthy family with roots deep in New Jersey, nothing that would hint that one day this well bred girl would come to fly fighter planes.
Gertrude was born on October, 16,1911. The last born child in the family. Gertrude was educated at the Bergen School for girls. School was difficult for Gertrude not due to the academics but the fact that she stuttered.
Gertrude was inspired by Roosevelt to not let her stutter stop her, and she decided to go for her own adventures.
After graduating from College, Gertrude was encouraged to travel. She was encourage to her travel to Europe.
In 1936 Elizabeth Tompkins Whitall was struck with Polio and Gertrude became her companion throughout the next year, offering her moral support and friendship, as she had a nurse to care for her physically.
In 1939 and 1940, Gertrude read in the New York Times how the nation was changing. A singer named Frank Sinatra made his debut, Animated motion pictures became popular, McDonald’s opened it’s first restaurant in San Bernandino.
In late 1940 or early 1941 Gertrude met Stanley Michael Kolendorski, the man she would love the rest of her short life.
On September 10, 1942 a New York Herald Tribune headline read: Women pilot to fly for army.
Gertrude arrived at the Wasp’s 318th Army Air Forces flying Training Detachment, was a busy base three miles from downtown Sweetwater, a town of about 10,000 in Central Texas.
The Woman had to pay their own way through flight school but the government paid for the men to travel and for flight school. Women also had to pay 1.65 a day for their room and board whereas men got there’s free.
Most of the instructors were male. Some of the men on the base were openly hostile to the women.
As 1943 progressed and more women were flying, the death’s amongst wasps were mounting.
After a month in Peco’s, Gertrude was assigned to pursuit school where she would learn to fly pursuit or fighter planes.
It was on Silver Wings that Gertrude Thompson discovered who she was, what she was meant to do.
Gertrude graduated fighter school in Brownsville, she would be one of 126 to be flying one of the fastest and most powerful single engine fighter planes.
On October.06 1944 Gertrude sat in the Cockpit of the new P-51 D, it had only been a month since her wedding.
The last words she was heard to speak was “Tower, this is Mustang 669. Request clearance for take off.” After that she was never heard from again, and for four days no one realized she was missing.
On October 30, 1944, Gertrude was declared missing. It remains unclear if the crash were a deliberate one, or an accidental one.
I give Seized by the Sun five out of five stars.
Seed to Vision
How God Inspired Ideas Become Reality
by Stephen P. Finn with trey Dunham
New Hope Publishers
Pub Date 05 Jun 2017
I am reviewing a copy of Seed to Vision through New Hope Publishers and Netgalley:
Seed to Vision not only remimds us that we can turn God inspired ideas and dreams into reality.
When Steve was ages eleven to thirteen cancer entered there life, changing his Father, in physical ways reducing him, but in spiritual manners his Father grew perhaps knowing the end was coming soon. On nights his Father found himself unable to sleep he would come and sit on the edge of his Son’s bed, and reminded them not every child was as blessed as they were, not all children had families.
He goes on to tell about he and his wife being housparents at Eagle Ranch when they felt the call to do something more.
This book reminds us that God gives us seeds and with work we can choose too work those seeds and turn them into visions.
I give Seed to Vision five out of five stars.
The Sixth Victim
by Tessa Harris
Historical Fiction , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 30 May 2017
I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of The Sixth Victim through Kensington Books and Netgalley:
This book takes us to 1888 London, when the city is being gripped by terrors of the murders by one man, Jack the Ripper. Prostitutes are being murdered in the Whitechapel District of London. For a time it seemed that every man in the district was under suspicion.
Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere during this time, and Constance’s Mother finds comfort in contacting her late husband that way, but Constance is unsure whether or not she believes.
Soon Constance finds herself getting herself mixed up with what’s happening around her.
What do Mediums, Seance’s and Jack the Ripper have to do with each other find out in The Sixth Victim.
Four out of five stars.