Can You Work It Out?
Closer Than You Think by Darren O’Sullivan is a very
thrilling contemporary psychological thriller that will definitely have your
heart racing. I can honestly say that the tension in me rose as I sped towards
the wow, wow, wow moment!
Closer Than You Think is not a book to be read alone, or
at night. This book will give you nightmares and send your blood pressure
The action is written from the point of view of
the killer in the third person and the intended victim in the first. Tensions
rise for the reader as we know what the killer intends to do and when they
intend to do it.
The plotline was very cleverly thought out. I
am afraid I made exactly the same mistakes as the victim did. I was manipulated
by the author and I didn’t realise it at the time. Brilliant.
Bound By Threads
Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan is a most beautiful Christian
historical novel about the friendship and love of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.
It is a work of great beauty, a fictional account of two private people.
The reader descends into a state
of peace and a feeling of calm and great love. “God did not love us because we are lovable,
but because He is love.” This love of the Father radiates from the novel. The
friendship of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman reaches beyond the pages and touches
the reader’s heart.
There are many godly lessons to be absorbed.
The reader sees how God passionately pursues us. “How could I not have believed
when my heart always knew?” There is a longing inside each one of us for God if
we would only recognise it. We chase after all sorts to fill the hole that is
Beautiful descriptive passages bring 1950’s
Oxfordshire to life. Patti Callahan perfectly paints the scenes with her words.
Leaving You Smiling
A Curious Place by Barbara Woodward is a delightful
book of four sweet children’s tales, just perfect for ages eight and upwards. I
am considerably older and I loved this book. The tales are united in their themes
of rescue and looking out for those less fortunate. Each tale is headed up with
a delightful illustration which gets the imagination working. The tales have a
real feel-good factor and will leave you smiling.
Tosca’s Surprise is a sweet tale about kindness and
compassion in the face of cruelty and neglect. The reader’s heart breaks for
the sight of a caged bear whose spirit is broken. It is a tale of new
beginnings and bonds. It will restore your faith in humanity.
The Modern Minefield
Navigate Your Faith: A Christian’s Field Guide To Not Getting Lost by
Ron Pratt is a self- help book looking at the pitfalls of modern life.
With the dawn of the World Wide
Web, there is much to ensnare people. All sorts can be accessed with the press of
a button or the click of a mouse. We need to be discerning and have a moral
code that lines up with Jesus. The world gives easy access to all sorts but
just because it is available does not mean it is good for us. If there is an
area where you have a weakness, the best thing to do is to avoid that. Have
friends to whom you can be accountable, who love you enough to point out when
you are falling into sin.
The voice of the enemy whispers ‘you
deserve it’, ‘go on, one won’t hurt’. We need to detune his voice and plug into
the voice of God, so that we will recognize His voice when He whispers to us.
Today’s world is very ‘me’
focused. “The spirit of entertainment promotes self-focus.” We are too often motivated
by selfish desires and not the need to serve.