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Trace Evidence (The Heir Hunter Series #2)

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Title:Trace Evidence (The Heir Hunter Series #2)
Author: Diane Capri
Pages: 302
Year: 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Michael Flint is an heir hunter introduced to readers in the first book of the series titled, Blood Trails.In this novel, we read an exciting tale about Michael’s latest hunt. Michael needs to locate the biological father of a little boy who needs a transplant.Victoria Beaumont finds the best for her son, her last hope to get what her son needs before time runs out.
While that may sound like a simple plot, trust me, the author does an amazing job of drawing readers into super-twisted avenues of intrigue that captivate readers’ imaginations!Later, in the novel, the author utilizes the use of flashback to carefully and slowly reveal what happened to the boy’s father years ago.
Like the first novel in the series, this second one was such a gem to read!There were heart-pumping thrills, and this reader’s heart was pulled in by the dire need of a litt…

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

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Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Across the Blue

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Title:Across the Blue
Author: Carrie Turansky
Pages: 352
Year: Feb 2018
Publisher: Multnomah
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
The time frame is early 1900s, a time when the life of a young woman was under the direction of her parents.Young women would attend parties and balls with the hopes of meeting their future mates.Of course, the hope was the man would be of status and renown.When I started reading Across the Blue, I quickly became entranced with the main family in the novel, the Graysons.The father was prominent as his three newspaper enterprises grew, which took the family from struggling to high social status and financial security.However, it also put pressure of different kinds on the wife and the two daughters.
Isabella is the first born with a desire to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a journalist, which at the time was unheard of.Her father and Isabella also share a love for aviation, which was just starting to come onto the scene.With financial help from the Grayson fami…

The Empowered (A Trevor Black Novel)

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Title:The Empowered (A Trevor Black Novel)
Author: Trevor Black
Pages: 464
Year: 2018
Publisher: Tyndale
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
After reading book one titled, The Occupied, I really wasn’t sure how the author could make a sequel more thrilling, but he accomplished that and more!The Empowered is a spine-tingling tale of the continuing encounters between Trevor Black and the unseen spiritual realm.Beginning with the prologue and throughout the book, never is there a dull moment for readers.
The Empowered has cranked up the level of Trevor’s encounters with demons in the here and now along with showing the need for knowledge and tons of prayer on Trevor’s part.Trevor makes a decision to keep being open to the calling God has given him to help others understand what he sees as being real and not something to play with or quickly dismiss.
In the sequel, a lot of the action takes place in New Orleans.Trevor has a tough job trying to find the killer and the leader who is using dark spirits t…

The Occupied (A Trevor Black Novel)

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Title:The Occupied (A Trevor Black Novel)
Author: Craig Parshall
Pages: 448
Year: 2016
Publisher: Tyndale
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Before reading the recently released sequel, The Empowered, I needed to reread what occurred to the characters and plot line in book one.I am really glad that I did because I had forgotten what a well written story this is!The main character is Trevor Black whose life has been realigned after falling apart as consequences from choices made by himself and other minor characters.
While there are times when Trevor sees demons, and experiences their power or sees how they possess people, that isn’t all there is to the book. Trevor is a disbarred lawyer who tries to explain to a judge why he can’t represent a client because he sees a demon while visiting the client.He is on a journey that actually started in his childhood.I think the author paints a good picture of how what happens when we choose to open ourselves to the spiritual realm when one isn’t careful what …

Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations

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Title:Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations
Author: David Rudolph & Joel Willitts
Pages: 336
Year: 2013
Publisher: Zondervan
My rating 4 out of 5 stars.
The book holds essays that cover a variety of topics with all of them of short duration, making for easy reading and conversations with others.I was looking for a book that would help me understand Messianic Judaism without being bogged down with academic terminology or linguistic studies, though those have their place.
Understanding Messianic Jewish thought and life is a tough undertaking when one sees the host of books written and various conclusions of authors.The best part of the essays for the most part is the helpful introduction into a people with a long history and deep roots.There were essays that were very insightful, some that I frankly had no clue what they were putting forth and others that were frankly empty.
I do think this book would help anyone seeking to understand with a good …