Books Will Never Go Out of Print!

Grab a cup of coffee. Sit back. Check out meanderings about books I've loved.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Special Delivery

Special Delivery by Kathi Macias (New Hope Publishers, 2012)

If you have even had the slightest concern about human trafficking, as disturbing as the thought is, this book is an eye opener.

Special Delivery is well written. The content is exceptionally hard to read. Though fiction, the fact is that human trafficking is a reality. I had a very hard time thinking that people could treat others in such horrible ways.

The story line weaves between two settings, eventually coming together in the end.

Definitely a book to read to increase your awareness of human trafficking. Bring the tissues.

TIP: One more day only - for the month of July, this book is available for your Kindle and Nook for $2.99.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Red Ink

Red Ink by Kathi Macias (New Hope Publishers, 2010)

Available through New Hope Publishers,

You hear inklings about the persecution of believers in other countries. Sometimes it is easier to not think about what our brothers and sisters endure when they remain firm in their belief in Jesus Christ. The Bible speaks many times about hardships some will face. Faith through persecution is a strong faith indeed.

Kathi Macias wrote Red Ink, a fictional story about a young mother who is placed in prison because of her faith in Christ. This story tells of her difficult and heart breaking trials. Macias divided her story between the two continents of China and America. Prayer warriors are supernaturally called to pray for a woman in prison in China, while also dealing with trials of their own. Macias does a masterful job of weaving the separate portions of the story together.

Though fictional, the persecution of believers is real. I enjoyed reading this book on my Kindle, even though it was very disturbing to think about the reality of persecution. Read this novel and see how you are called to pray and get involved.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pearl in the Sand

Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar (Moody Publishers, 2010)

I love this book! I had no idea what it was even about when I got a free copy for my Kindle.

No money well spent! Tessa Afshar does a fabulous job of filling in the life of Rahab, a prostitute in the biblical city of Jericho who helped Joshua's spies(Old Testament famous Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down). Joshua was the leader who took over when Moses passed away.

While much of the story was a speculative love story about lifestyles back then, the spiritual insights and connections with Jewish history were enlightening. I enjoyed reading and thinking about this story based on Rahab, a woman listed in the lineage of Christ.

Read it. It's great.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Do Read, You Know

Seriously, one would think I never read, according to how often I post about books. I read all the time.

But who wants to hear about the local newspaper or food labels or yahoo news reports? I have several books in progress, but prefer to complete them before blogging. And now, with the Kindle, I don't feel free to borrow a cover shot from publishers or book companies to go along with those I can't take a photo of. Conundrums.

Speaking of Kindle, though, New Hope Publishers is having a great deal this month! Many of their titles are available for $2.99 the entire month of July! That's a steal.

Check out titles at

Really. Go now. Now. Stock up.

Heading there myself. See you in cyberspace.

Friday, July 6, 2012

River's Call

River's Call by Melody Carlson

Just a warning! This book is the middle book of a trilogy! I wasn't aware of that when I read it. When I got to the last page, it wasn't done yet!

But all is fine. I enjoyed this book and can easily imagine what happened in the first book. I do need to track down book 3 to finish the tale of women who learn to live with their Native American heritage.

I would show it to you by cover, but it's already packaged and ready to be on its' way to a member of Paperbackswap. I barely added the book to my account (ready to send to someone else) and there was a request already in place! I like that quick turnaround.

Good, light read.