Monday, April 27, 2009


Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust"
By Elizabeth Bettina
I'm very excited to review this book since my ancenstor come from Southern Italy and I love hearing true stories of how people have stood up for what is right and how God protected them in doing so...

Inventive and fun!

Here's something a little different! Similar in feel to a childhood version of Indiana Jones, the value of being different in couched in a grand mystery and an adventure! Everyone goes through the indecurity of being a little different and comparing themselves to others. This Hermie and Friends adventure helps kids discover the blessings of being a little different and the truth that God has a special purpose for each of us! Creative storytelling and bright animation couple to bring a bible-based tale sure to delight over and over again! With a wonderful twist at the end, each child will feel quite smart to have figured out, all of the characters have a change in perspective and find that God is indeed in control. There is something for everyone in this video- even grown ups won't mind sitting through the inventive tale.

The Noticer: an easy buck...

I don't give negative reviews often as I have a special appreciation for the hard work of an author, but this one really got me... When I opened The Noticer, by Andy Andrews, I was quickly drawn in by the storytelling and the parable-esque quality of the writing. If I was a new Christian or a person seeing the frosting-type of sweetness that comes from shallow advice I would think this was a very good book. There are so many other religeous self-help books that were skimmed to cobble this one together than I got a little lost about what advice was given to what situation. The main character was so unbelievable that I was totally turned off by the 3rd chapter even. I have to say that I was very dissapointed in the amount of scripture used. It felt a little like playing the telephone game with a whole lot of great ideas being passed around without roots. I honestly would not recommend this book at all unless it is for a very light devotional or a mindless distraction.