Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott

This is an excellent book sharing different views held by Christians during the 1870s regarding saloons and drinking.  The strong feelings and beliefs can be related to topics of debate today.  It was a wonderful story about what it means to stand by your beliefs and yet still treat those with whom we disagree with kindness and love.  The author touched on some hard topics honestly and courageously.  The story was rich with deep thinking characters that were believable and engaging.  The author successful created an interesting story that taught about historical times and guides readers to look at a conflicting issue from different points of views.

I received this book free from the publisher through I was not required to write a positive review.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman

This book was written in an engaging manner. I couldn't put the book down. It had enough twists and turns to keep my interest. I also felt it was a good story about forgiveness and trusting God when things don't go the way you dreamed or wished. I have one misgiving about that book and that is the topic of being "unequally yoked". In this story it all worked out beautifully with the non-believer coming to Christ. In real like sometimes that happens but many times when people marry when one partner is not a Christian it leads to heartache. But I guess as in all novels you have to allow yourself the luxury of getting into the "fantasy" part of the story even if it means simply that there was a "happily ever after" ending. Other than that I really thought the author did an excellent job of showing how a person works through the stages of forgiveness and why forgiveness is equally important to the victim as to the aggressor.

This book was given to me free by the publishers through booksneeze. I was not required to write a positive review.