A Name Unknown (Book Review)

I received a review copy from Bethany Publishing House. All opinions are my own.

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/a-name-unknown/383301

I found this book to be a fairly enjoyable, yet lengthy read. The book was 426 pages, and I felt that it could have been 100-150 less pages.  There were a few times I had to re-read on a previous page or paragraph to ensure that I had caught important details.

The main characters in this book were likeable, but I found at times that it took me a moment to adjust to the voice of each chapter, and felt that the character’s name in a heading on each chapter would have helped the experience.

This was a great vacation read, and I shared it with my Mother afterwards, and she enjoyed it!

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Almost There (book review)

Note: I received a review copy from Tyndale of the following book. All opinions are my own.  Almost There by Bekah DiFelice

I received this non-fiction book and felt the author was a good storyteller.  However, I had a difficult time getting into the book as I don’t feel I was the target audience. The target audience appears to be spouses of those in the military, and being single and not in the military or having a family member in the service, I found it difficult to relate to.

I did also feel that the author was stretching to meet a page quota, and I felt that some of the stories and examples became a bit repetitive as I was reading.

I did note some quotes that stood out to me:

“Faith is a bridge between places-a point of continuity in a transient life.” (p. 31)

“The spiritual practice itself is not what connects us to God. The cross is what connects us to God.” (p. 41)