Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthen Vessels by Matthew Lee Anderson

Earthen Vessels is about realizing that your actual physical body is an important part of worship to God.  I don't exactly agree with all of the statements that the book makes, but the author does give a good platform for discussion.  This book discusses such topics as tattoos, pleasure, and homosexuality.  Some of the other topics didn't seem to have much to do with the body at all.  I really didn't care too much for this style of writing because it was a bit boring, and just seemed to graze the surface instead of going deep.  I can't highly recommend it, but it does have some good qualities.

I received this book free from the publisher to write an honest, unbiased review.

Inside Threat by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn

Inside Threat is not the style of book that I would normally read,  but I thought it sounded interesting and decided to give it a try.  It has a great story, great plot, and suprising ending.  I am so glad that I chose this book!  Riley Covington is a Christian,  professional football player and former counterterrorism agent.  He was in love with Khadi Faroughi, a Muslim woman, that he worked with on the counterterrorism team. Khadi becomes a hostage of a homegrown terrorist organization, and Riley comes to her rescue.  Riley faces his feelings for her, and Khadi faces the truth about her faith and the one True God.  This is a fast paced, action packed thriller that you will have a hard time putting down.   I received this book free from the publisher in order to write an unbiased, honest review.

The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer

If I could describe this book in one word, it would have to be "thrilling"!  The book kept me guessing until the end...and then honestly, it still left me guessing.  Jaimie Piper is a 12 year old foster child that has moved around from home to home, never fitting in anywhere.  She has a special gift that is also her biggest problem.  She can sense evil.  Running for her life, she goes to one of the only people that she can trust, Crockett Grey, her teacher.  Crockett has his own demons that he is dealing with, and Jaimie just adds to the mix placing him in a terrible situation.  This book has layer upon layer of mystery, intrigue, and secrets that even involve the Vatican.  I want to write more, but I don't want to ruin any of the surprises for future readers.  I loved this book and highly recommended it!

I received this book for free from the publisher to write an unbiased, honest review.