Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1)A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I began reading this book earlier in the month but as my grandmother's health was declining, I was too distracted to read during those last precious days. Coming back to this book was really special at such a time!
"Rather than remain a sealed jar, she sought only to pour herself out to others. Everything she did mirrored her faith. It was as though every waking hour of the day she was devoted to pleasing her God by serving others. This God that she worshiped consumed her. It didn't ask for a brief visit to a temple, or a small votive offering of food or coin, or a few prayers every now and then. This God wanted all of her." ... such was true of my grandmother! <3 br="">
Having read and LOVED "Redeeming Love" I was afraid my expectations wouldn't be met in A Voice in the Wind, was I ever wrong!!! What can I say about this lovely book that hasn't already been said? This book changed the way I look at my commitment to Christ and His call to serve a dieing world! I was humbled, inspired, and deeply moved to the core of my being! Francine Rivers is truly a God given gift to the world of Christian Fiction!!!!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Race for Freedom by Lois Walfrid Johnson

Race for Freedom (Freedom Seekers #2)Race for Freedom by Lois Walfrid Johnson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"Libby Norstad and her friend Caleb try to help fugitive slave Jordan escape to the free northern states before Jordan's former master can find him and claim him under the recent Dred Scott ruling."

I did not read the first book in the series, maybe that is why I had a hard time really getting into this book. I like the geographical setting for the story, it reminded me a little of Tom Sawyer/Life on the Mississippi.
This is a cute and touching story for middle school aged children with enough adventure to keep even rambunctious boys reading.

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