Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Christian Book Reviews

The Authority of the Intercessor by Rev. J. A. MacMillan review

The Authority of the Intercessor
Rev. J. A. MacMillan
ISBN: 9781612036007
Bottom of the Hill Publishing


Preface:     page 9

Chapter 1:  The Authority of the Intercessor     page 13

Chapter 2:  The Authority of the Believer's Countenance    page 31

Chapter 3:  The Authority of the Rod    page 47

This is a small book, containing 59 pages.  The three articles that make up the book were published in 'The Alliance Weekly' in the 1890's.  

You get the gist of the booklet when you read the Preface- page 10 "War has dosed many doors in foreign lands, and at the same time has cut off financial contributions in not a few countries which formerly took an active interest in missions.  More seriopus still is the attitude of large sections of the church towards the state of the heathen.  No longer are these concerned about the lost souls which wander in darkness, their thought is centered on raising their social status and meeting their intellectual and physical needs."

In the first chapter, the Rev. shows our place in Christ. He states firmly that we must believe what the Bible says about US.  
The rest of the book teaches who we are, what we have to fight with, and how to do it.
I LOVE this book.

Easy to understand, very very needful.

Misc. Book Reviews

Sacred Geometry by Francene Hart review

Sacred Geometry
Francene Hart
Inner Traditions
ISBN: 9781591432739
April 2017

List of Paintings vii
Introduction page 1
Formative Influences page 3
Unearthing the Source of Inspiration page 27
Sacred Geometry page 65
Expanding the Artistic Vision page 82
Pele's Summons page 174
Final Offering page 209

This is a decent sized book a tad bigger than a standard notebook paper.  It has beautiful pictures all through it. Some are of places she has been, some are of her artwork.  I have shared a few here.

Nut and the Cosmic Dream

Tornado Walking

This book is basically the journey she has made within herself regarding her art.  The book moves from mandalas to what is called sacred geometry.  She explains how she went from being influenced by what was around her in her 'growing up' days to following and listening to her heart to connect to nature.  

She shares experiences she has had in her travels in Central America, Egypt, Paris, Scotland, England, Cambodia, the Amazon and the Himalayas. 

This book is an encouragement to everyone to open your heart to receiving visions and to learn to integrate them into your life.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fiction book reviews

Review of Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

published by Algonquin
Written by Andrew McCarthy (yes THAT one)
A Spring 2017 Kid's Indie Next List Pick

I am a fan of his acting - I think I first saw him in St. Elmo's Fire.   A search came up with these
titles he has written!!

Today I am focused on Just Fly Away. 

Here is what Andrew says in the note that came with the book:
"Can secrets ever be good?  Can family ever not be a mess? And ultimately, how can we transform harm into healing?  Fifteen year old Lucy grapples with these questions when she learns of the existence of a brother she never knew she had. Her search for answers and the journey it leads her on fill the pages of Just Fly Away. What do we do when everything we thought we knew about those closest to us is called into question???"

The book is 258 pages long.  I really enjoyed the writing. The story grabbed me and kept me interested. I started reading, and read clear through.  It goes at a nice clip, there were no boring parts - no lagging just to fill in this or that.  Everything in the story had a purpose, there was only one section I really feel didn't need to be in the story.  It didn't add anything, it felt like it was put in there because somebody thought teens would be more interested if there was a hint of sex.  For that reason, I would not let my grand daughter read it until she is at least 15. That, by the way, is the age of the girl in the book.

Other than that, like I said, the story flows easily.  The characters are VERY believable.  
I am pleasantly surprised to discover Andrew's writing, and I hope he gives us more to read.
He is very talented.

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