The Butterfly Effect

I was reluctant to accept for another Andy Andrews book for review because I’ve not found his previous work compelling. The title, The Butterfly Effect (How Your Life Matters), intrigued me. The butterfly effect theory simply stated says a butterfly can flap its wings and the resulting motion of air will cause other movements in

No Greater Love

Apartheid isn’t heard often any more. I believe we have an entire generation who doesn’t know this sad part of world history—when South Africa officially sanctioned racial discrimination. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the official racial divides began to be dismantled. Set in 1989, with apartheid as the backdrop of No Greater Love

A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears

Classified as a history book, A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears by William J. Bennett is not a complete chronicle of United States history during the last two decades of the twentieth century. Instead it is an explanation of both Presidents Bush terms of office, and chronicle of all that was wrong with President

Thin Places: A Memoir

When I agree to review a book, my goal is to actually read the entire book—whether I like it or not. After I read the first couple of chapters of Mary DeMuth’s new book Thin Places: A MemoirI mentally groaned. Would this be a book which I have to slog through someone’s jaded past that

The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great

I gravitate to historical books, fiction or fact. The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great was a natural for me. Benjamin Merkle provides a compete history of not just the man, but also the culture and society of Britain during the 800s. I learned about Alfred’s family, the conditions of the society,

The Call of Zulina

I usually take a new book with me when I travel by air. In most cases, I’m able to read going and coming. I usually reserve my flight book just for flying and airport-waiting time. This last flight was different. I started reading The Call of Zulina (Grace in Africa)after I settled in my seat

Green: The Circle-Book Zero

Green: The Circle-Book Zero by Ted Dekker Green by Ted Dekker is subtitled “The Circle – Book Zero – The Beginning and The End.” The book’s description say the reader can begin reading The Circle series with Green, or read it as the end of the series. Maybe it works to end the series, but