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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

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ISBN-13: 9780801017155 Publisher: Baker

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus is beyond an entertaining or educational experience. It’s beyond a bible study. It’s the kind of book you keep close for reference, soaking in every word. Lois Tverberg writes like no one else I’ve read. Her talent and commitment for showing the truth in scripture with the authenticity and richness of Jewish culture creates a full experience for the reader. Understanding Jewish tradition and perspective are vital, and this book begins with a powerful invitation. “It’s entirely possible for a person to expend a great deal of energy getting to a destination, yet arrive there with their head and thoughts remaining at the original point of departure.” (Page 25).

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus is the best investment I’ve made, and I give this book five out of five stars. It’s a must read.

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Doctor’s Dilemma

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ASIN: B06WW7974G Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Doctor’s Dilemma is another great medical suspense book by Dr. Richard L. Mabry. Since I listened to the audiobook version of the story, I can add that the narration was well done. I preferred the male narrator voice as opposed to the female voices that have narrated Dr. Mabry’s previous books.

You’ve got to feel for poor Dr. Tyler Gentry. Buried in student loans and in need of financial help, he’s found himself caught in a less than desirable situation. The option to be part of a booming practice seemed perfect for his dire straits. But as the saying goes when something looks too good to be true, it usually is. Murder, deception and the fight to survive kept the story high in suspense. I enjoyed Doctor’s Dilemma and would recommend any of Dr. Mabry’s books.

Perennials

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ISBN-13: 9780718037642 Vendor: Thomas Nelson

Julie Cantrell has told another outstanding story in her book, Perennials. I must admit I could not wait to read this one and I devoured it in no time. The heart wrenching story of a family torn apart over the years and forced to face hard painful trials.

I was rooting for Eva from the beginning and though there were times I wanted her to react differently, her strength in her quiet responses was what made her character so powerful. The love in the Sutherland family was incomparable. The kind of people you wish lived next door because they would provide a cup of iced tea and wisdom in every interaction.

Perennials is totally worth every single second spent reading it. Definitely a five out of five stars.

Vanishing Point

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ISBN-13: 9780800728489 Publisher: Revell

Vanishing Point is book four in the Nikki Boyd Files series. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and Vanishing Point yanked me into the story right from the first page.

Six missing girls over the course of a decade have left Jordan Lambert and Garrett Addison struggling to find the killer. More than that, they’ve also had to face their own inadequacies in solving the case.

I think one of the best parts of the book was simply that it took time. Years for the relationship to develop between Jordan and Garrett. It wasn’t rushed, and it was very realistic though at times, I hoped it would happen faster.

The who-done-it was well veiled in this story and had me flipping pages long into the night. I would absolutely recommend any of Lisa Harris’ books and Vanishing Point is a great start.

You’ll Think of Me

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ISBN-13: 9780718085940S Publisher: Thomas Nelson

You’ll Think of Me is a sweet romance about a single mom, Brooklyn Myers and her ex-husband’s best friend, Derek Johnson. They are tossed together by their mutual connection and find themselves battling for the same land. At first, each has decided to obtain the land for themselves, but their motivations change because of someone far more important, Brooklyn’s daughter, Alycia. The couple finds themselves in a place where sacrifice can create something much deeper than a winner. You’ll Think of Me is a lovely story about sacrifices, forgiveness, and falling in love when it’s least expected. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to book two.

The Loyal Heart

The Loyal Hearth

ISBN-13: 9780310345428 Publisher: Zondervan/Thomas Nelson

The Loyal Heart is book one in the Lone Star Hero’s Love Story Series. It is a powerfully written story of love that extends beyond distance and time. Phillip Markham’s concern for his wife, Miranda and the loyalty of friendship between Phillip and Robert Truax are portrayed in a way that draws the reader into the world. Shelley Shepard Gray always does a great job of incorporating suspense into her stories and The Loyal Heart definitely had intrigue. The Calvary men exemplify loyalty even when it means public humiliation. Ms. Gray does a great job of transporting us back in time and making her characters relatable as well as engaging. I highly recommend The Loyal Heart and cannot wait to read the second book, An Uncommon Protector.