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Revolution in World Missions

I’m struggling to write a review of this book. If I could give this 3.5 stars, I would. I thought Yohannan touched on excellent points, but I’m unsure about the overall tone of the book in the way he directs the Western church to act. I’m not deeply knowledgable about the missions field and the […]

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Twelve Drummers Drumming

Father Tom Christmas, vicar in Thornford Regis had chosen to relocate to what he considers a “safe environment” for his daughter. After a murder of a 19 year old female during the May Faire festival, he’s questioning his decision. Written in third person from Father Christmas’ perspective, the reader is shown an typical village –remanence […]

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The Martian

This book was basically the adult/science version of the classic YA novel “Hatchet” by Gary Paulson. I loved this book and its portrayal of one man’s desire to live and his genius at solving problems to make that possible. I enjoyed having both the first person account of Mark Watney, the astronaut accidentally stranded on […]

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Shadow and Bone

It’s difficult to build an entire world in 300 pages but this book does a good job of it. Living in a world where certain people are born with the ability to control different aspects of nature (wind, fire, darkness), Alina is a common girl pressed into military service as a map maker. When forced […]

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Holidays on Ice

I’ll admit that I picked up with book once I learned it included stories from when David Sedaris had worked as an elf in Macy’s Santa Land. The idea of hearing his commentary on working as Crumpet the Christmas Elf was completely enchanting to me. And I wasn’t disappointed. Always funny, sometimes poignant and dark […]

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