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And the Shofar Blew
And the Shofar Blew
Author: Francine Rivers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 137
Review Date: 1/10/2008
Helpful Score: 2


Another thoughtful and courageous work by Ms. Rivers.
Unfortunately, Eunice (the heroine) quietly suffers along through most of the book, enabling her power-hungery, domineering husband to plow along in his sin so long that I skimmed too many pages. Yes, Eunice's character was upright--but I would have liked to see her practice Godly meekness far sooner in the storyline, encouraging the reader that if one is abused, it is right to protect yourself and your child. Repentence and forgiveness is allowed at the very end, but the reader is left with little understanding of how a wife can move through that forgiveness.
If you have a "week stomach" for a heroine who is a door mat, this will leave a bad taste in your mouth.


Andrew Jessup
Andrew Jessup
Author: Nette Hilton, Cathy Wilcox (Illustrator)
Book Type: School & Library Binding
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/2/2006


A great story about friendships with delightful illustrations.


The Best Book of Volcanoes
The Best Book of Volcanoes
Author: Adams Simon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/2/2006


brief look at real volcanos; covers a lot in a small book.


Created for Commitment
Created for Commitment
Author: A. Wetherell Johnson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 11/2/2020


This auto-biography is a comprehensive scope of A. Wetherell Johnson's life.
The China years of mission work reveal a different viewpoint to WWII history in the Asia theatre.
For those familiar with Bible Study Fellowship, the details of step-by-step progression are interesting, while those unfamiliar may find it tedious.
All in all, a thoughtful record.


Desert Animals
Desert Animals
Author: Mark Carwardino
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/22/2008


This is a nicely researched handbook that includes very nice illustrations. I'm impressed with the drawings: very realistic, well-balanced and life-like.


Diana : Story of a Princess
Diana : Story of a Princess
Author: Tim Clayton, Phil Craig
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/27/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I'm no expert on how accurate this was, but I bought it because of my interest in Diana.
There were a lot of parts somewhat "dreary" in her life, but all in all it covered her "before-princess" years and the questions about her death fairly well.


Do You Know the Monkey Man?
Do You Know the Monkey Man?
Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 3/9/2007


The author writes in first-person narrative. The central character is not afraid to break her mother's rules, which is dissappointing, but her best friend puts her foot down in the end and because she does so, it turns out ok.
The plot involves death, a psychic, tumultuous relationship with mother, blending families, finding a father who deceived his family with his mother's/a granma's help, and various other blended family issues.
The ending is not black and white, but considering the plot, it is quite realistic and hopeful.


The Early American Industrial Revolution, 1793-1850 (Let Freedom Ring: the New Nation)
Review Date: 11/27/2017


Good overview of the origin and progression of the American Revolution, including relation to other countries, especially Great Britain.


God Loves My Kitchen Best
God Loves My Kitchen Best
Author: Mab Graff
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 4/27/2008
Helpful Score: 2


These short stories can be used as devotionals or read a few at a time. I found most of the stories had such a funny twist I laughed out loud! Mab Graff transparently admits her faults and failings and then brings scripture and hope into the conclusion of each story.


Grandmas at the Lake (I Can Read Book 2)
Grandmas at the Lake (I Can Read Book 2)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/2/2006


A funny story on different personalities of 2 different grandmas that is settled nicely.


Harry the Dirty Dog
Harry the Dirty Dog
Author: Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 9/2/2006


Harry as only Harry can be--great story and illustrations.


A Horse Named Seabiscuit (All Aboard Reading, Station Stop 3)
Review Date: 9/2/2006


Interesting facts and real photos in this brief documentary.


A House for Hermit Crab
A House for Hermit Crab
Author: Eric Carle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 46
Review Date: 9/2/2006
Helpful Score: 2


beautiful illustrations add to story's charm.


Imagine That! Collection for Readers (Scott Foresman Reading, Unit 1)
Review Date: 9/2/2006


Collections of short stories on fact and fiction. After each story (2-4 pgs. each), "Looking Back" includes 1. and 2. "Skill Practice" helps reader identify 3 detail of the story. 3. "Think About It" asks a couple of questions for discussion on the story.


Julie and Romeo
Julie and Romeo
Author: Jeanne Ray
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 103
Review Date: 9/8/2006


Romantic fiction: Julie Roseman is a divorcee and Romeo Cacciamani is a widower. Both own florist shops and both belong to the wrong side of a generational fued. But when they actually meet they fall in love with eachother. But when their families find out, it's war...


Leota's Garden
Leota's Garden
Author: Francine Rivers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 183
Review Date: 5/21/2008
Helpful Score: 4


Don't expect the expected ending with this story. The characters are real the and the plot could really happen.
I found the mother's contentiousness droning on and on sometimes, but as one moves through the story, that is understood and again, I think the realistic approach of the author would bring all aspects to the story. Faith will be encouraged as we see the heroine grow, but Ms. Rivers doesn't spare hard subjects and grappling with issues--painful at times.
The end comes gently and leaves the reader comforted.


Madeline and the Bad Hat
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 9/2/2006


wonderful pictures and moral of forgiving and friendship.


Monkey on the Bellrope
Monkey on the Bellrope
Author: Gertrude Caudill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/22/2006


Gertrude's husband dies suddenly, leaving her with 3 sons and a farm. Now she has enrolled in seminary to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a minister, but she faces challenges doing so in the 1960s. Now her 2 grown sons return from their travels to South America with a Capucion monkey for her. "Elmer" and his escapades change Gertrude's grieving and solitary life forever. A brave lady setting out on her own--with a monkey to explain to all she comes into contact with--will it work out? Heartwarming, funny and a lesson to us about loving and taking chances.


My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon
Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 3/20/2007


An easy-to-read tale of a boy who sets out to free a dragon and has adventures along the way. A nice tale of using one's head and being prepared.


Outlaw Red
Outlaw Red
Author: Jim Kjelgaard
Book Type: Unknown Binding
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/2/2006


For dog lovers who appreciate looking at the world through the "dogs eyes".


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