Tag Archives: fiction

(Book Review) Before We Were Yours

Reviewed by: Mary Clapp, former Church Librarian and Co-president, ECLA   Introduction Title: Before We Were Yours Author: Lisa Wingate Publisher: Random House Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Format: Print book, review copy Length: 352 pages OVERVIEW This story begins in 1939 on a Mississippi River shanty boat where a family of seven try to eke out a living during the […]

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(Book review) The second half

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey Ministry Title:  Long time book discussion leader and co-president of ECLA   Introduction Title: The second half Author: Lauraine Snelling Publisher: Faith Words Publication Date: July 2016 Format: Paperback Length: 369 pages OVERVIEW Life so often changes in just a moment. It could be a phone call informing us of a love one’s death […]

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(Book Review) Someone Has to Die

ollowing the stories of a peace-making congressman, a terrorist bent on wiping Christians from the earth, the family of an ex-terrorist, and a single Christian mother and her daughter, this book is a roller coaster from start to finish. Multiple characters are faced with internal issues of identity as they struggle with the external issues regarding the unstable relationship between Christians and Muslims. The two families are drawn together at the height of tensions between the two religions after an unruly gang of Muslim teenagers burns down the church the Christian family attends. A member of the volunteer fire rescue team (an ex-terrorist) finds himself running into the flames to save the only person trapped in the fire.

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(Book review) Anna’s healing

A tornado rips through Cody’s Creek, Oklahoma and changes Anna Schwartz’s life forever.

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