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Note: A complimentary copy was received from Lightening Book Promotions. Other review can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ Title: Rebirth, Based on Actual EventsAuthor: Dave LongeuayPublisher: Seven-7 PublishingPages: 357Year: 2011What a story! From the first few pages, I couldn’t put it down; it is that riveting! Rebirth is based on actual events in relation to Israel and several different nationalities that were involved during a tumultuous historical period. The novel begins in the year 1945 and ends in May 1948. In between intrigue with other threads included, this novel is based on the years leading up to Israel becoming a nation. This was something that was prophesied about in the Old Testament and just beginning to become a reality in 1948.It is about Israel and how her people have been misunderstood, ridiculed, killed, rejected and the ability to withstand more than most people even are aware of today. While most have heard of the Holocaust, o…

Novel: Lonely Tree

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Title: The Lonely TreeAuthor: Yael Politis (http://yaelpolitis.wordpress.com )Pages: 443Year: 2010Publisher: Holland Park Press (www.hollandparkpress.co.uk )Note: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. Read other reviews of various books at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/Do you like to read historical novels? Have you ever read any that were placed in the time before Israel was a nation? Can you imagine living in a community of people, sharing everything, and fighting with unyielding belief in a future yet unseen? While the author notes that the story here is totally fictional, it is hard when one reads the story to conceive that it is just fiction. The title “THE LONELY TREE” is based on a tree located in Etzion Bloc in Israel. It is the only tree there--a huge oak with roads that go around its base on both sides. Yael Politis has written an extremely moving portrait of a nation, her people, her enemies and the lives lived there. While the main ch…

Some People Lost in WW2

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Title: The Navajo Code TalkersAuthor: Doris A. PaulYear: 1973, renewed in 2003Pages: 169Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. 701 Smithfield Street Pittsburg, PA 15222 Note: I received a complimentary copy of “The Navajo Code Talkers” as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book review Team. Become a follower of blog at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/World War II was brought about with such a striking force that to this day most people can quote what our President said in response to the Japanese strike at Pearl Harbor, “a day that will live in infamy.” While this is not all that was said at this time, it is true that most know December 7, 1941, whether they know someone who fought in the war or not. As with all history there is more than what is known unless one continues to read and learn throughout life. I was first introduced to the “Nava…

India Was One Review

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Title: India Was OneBy: An IndianPages: 244Published by author: www.shashwords.comYear: 2011I contacted this author on Book Blogs to learn more about his book. I then did a short interview with him to help me understand the author, India, and more. The following is what I learned and now share with you. Is this based on a real or factual event?It is a fiction; however, it is based a lot on my experiences. The words that are itialized in the book, is that to help explain things to English readers and others not familiar with India's customs and such?Yes.Where did you get the idea for this book and will there be another one?The idea of this book/story had been playing in my head for several years. I finally decided to pen it in January 2010. It took me less than a week to pour down my initial thoughts and over a year to expand them.Is there anything you want readers to know about you, your writing, India, etc?I guess I want people (who don’t know much about India) to see i…

1 Peter: Lesson 7

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Title: 1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling TimesAuthor: Sue EdwardsYear: 2011Publisher: Kregel PublishersReview posted at the following address: http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/Lesson 7 (pages 58-64) Stand Strong when Wronged1 Peter 3:13-4:6The lesson for this week focused on a few different concepts. The first was how we should respond when we are wronged. The second concept was about evangelizing. The third concept was to keep a clear conscience. Out of all the lessons in this study, this one was too focused on “abstracts” and not enough meat of the Word. While application is good for us to bring what we learned into practice, there must first be a good amount of time spent in the Word. First, how should we respond when we are wronged? Well, how do we define being “wronged”? Do we define it by feelings, words, actions, or by someone else? If we focus on Jesus, I think our being “wronged” doesn’t even come close. He went throug…

A review of A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH

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Title: A DARKLY HIDDEN TRUTH (Monastery Murder Series Book 2)Author: Donna Fletcher CrowPublisher: MonarchPages: 365Year: 2011Note: I received a complimentary copy from Kregel. Follow future reviews and read past reviews on my Blog, Seeking Him with all Yur Heart: http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ Have you ever watched a movie, TV series or read a book looking forward to the upcoming action? How about starting a sequel of the original be it a movie, television or a book only to not finish it because you were disappointed? Let me tell you, this series written by Donna Fletcher Crow seems to only get better with each book. Mrs. Crow is a writer who not only researches for her stories from various sources; she actually travels to where her stories take place. In this second book, Antony and Felicity are back on the track of another murder? Not in this well written, highly intriguing story. Each of the characters is battling his own thoughts and fears, all the while …

An Interview with Donna Fletcher Crow

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Donna: Lisa, thank you so much for inviting me to stop by Seeking With All Your Heart for a chat with you and your readers.Lisa: Welcome, Donna. Why don’t you tell us first when and why did you started writing? Donna: I suppose the why all comes down to one word: love. Love of books, that is. I was an only child living on a farm and my mother was unwell, so books were my companions. And when I wasn’t reading stories I was telling myself stories in my head. I started writing seriously when I was drama minister for our church and we needed new material to produce. Starting out as a playwright was very helpful because it taught me to think in terms of constructing scenes. I wrote my first novel BRANDLEY’S SEARCH (reissued as WHERE LOVE BEGINS) when the hero got in my head (he had been a minor character in a Georgette Heyer novel I read) and demanded that I tell his story. It was like being pregnant. That story had to come out.Lisa: Why British history instead of something else?Donna: I …

Wild card tour #2

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card author is:
Murray Pura
and the book:
The Wings of Morning (Snapshots in History) Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2012)
***Special thanks to Karri James, Marketing Assistant, Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Murray Pura earned his Master of Divinity degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and his ThM degree in theology and interdisciplinary studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Co…

Wild Card Tour!

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!



Today's Wild Card author is:
April W Gardner
and the book:
Warring Spirits Vinspire Publishing, LLC (November 30, 2011)
***Special thanks to April Gardner for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
April W Gardner has been a military brat, missionary's kid, and military spouse. After 21 years in various countries overseas, she happily resides in Georgia with her USAF husband and two sweet kiddos. In her free time, April enjoys reading, music, and DIY. In no par…