Friday, July 19, 2013
Old enemies and old hurts lie in repose to foster a prejudice in the heart.
Tish McComb becomes the new owner of her Great Great Great Grandparents home in the deep south. She longs to escape the hurtful past that seems to plague her, a past that harbors feelings of inadequacy and unwelcome. As in every situation hope for change seeks a quiet ending.
When an unexpected visitor of the furry kind shows up at her front door finding the owner George Zorbas of Antiques on Main was not a challenge.
Mel a girl without a home to claim as her own befriends Tish, who takes her into her Grandparents home and creates within Mel a new persona.
Understanding, Reality, Bitterness, Sacrifice and Love creatively brings the reader a novel that can be savored and enjoyed from the first chapter forward. Well developed connectable characters grace the storyline, well flowing plot that contains no dull or broken parts, authentic scenery and easy to follow dialogue round out this hard to put down book. I loved George's character so down to earth! I thoroughly enjoyed this inspiring and faith challenging read and will recommend this book to others. 5 Stars! I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.
for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
A secret involving one of the authors children shakes the family and brings them to reality. As a result of this discovery the author devises a cross country family adventure complete with roadblocks, breathtaking scenery, and challenges unseemingly setting the stage for connection, discovery and faith. I was able to connect to the characters personalities very quickly as the author showed his readers the faith and core of each member of his family including himself. Differing and interesting journal entries by his wife and children show how each perceives their experiences in fright, calm, and becoming in touch with nature, self and each other.
The book offers much for each reader promising interesting and engaging storyline for the adventurer in us all. Road Trip to Redemption was inspiring yielding hope to those who suffer from family troubles, those with lost faith or those who read biographies. I was entertained by this faith challenging read and will recommend this book to others. I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers for my review.
Brad Mathias is president of Bema Media LLC, the parent company of iShine, the world's largest preteen Christian media group. He also serves as copastor of the Four Winds Anglican Mission in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Survivors of an almost-divorce, Brad and his wife, Paige, have been married for over twenty-two years and are the parents of three teenagers. Blessed with a redeemed marriage and a restored home, Brad is actively engaged in public ministry to families in crisis. At his blog, RoadTripParenting.com, Brad shares from his life experiences as a pastor, husband, father, and Christian media executive. An ardent outdoorsman, adventurer, and lifelong fan of road-tripping, Brad loves to explore hidden country trails and roads less traveled. Through his unique background and personal testimony, Brad provides an insightful and practical perspective on the challenges of modern-day parenting and family life.