CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Tribulation by Cliff Ball

CrossReaders Book Review: Times of Tribulation by Cliff Ball

Title: Times of Tribulation

Author: Cliff Ball

Rating: Five of five stars

About the Book

A Christian End Times thriller and the last book in the End Times Saga


The best of Cliff Ball’s end Times Saga is also the last. The book covers time during the book before it but from a different view point. This series of how things may be in the very near future should be an impetus for all Christians to darw closer to the God of their salvation and for no-Christians to think seriously about becoming Christians. For those of you who have no intention of ever becoming a Christian, the read is worth it for the thrill, so read and enjoy.

This review was submitted by: Allison Kohn – please visit their website at

A Thanksgiving Prayer

A Thanksgiving Prayer

I love watching old programs and movies. I wish programs today were more like the ones in the ’50s and ’60s. Much more receptive to Christian values. It was a given that people went to church.

In one of the Thanksgiving episodes of Father Knows Best, Jim Anderson, the imitable father, offers this prayer at the end of the show as the family holds hands around the dinner table. Although the name of Jesus is omitted from the end of this Thanksgiving prayer, I still love it…

“Oh, Lord, we give Thee thanks from the depths of our humble hearts, for all the blessings Thou hast seen fit to bestow on us.

We thank Thee for the food which graces our table and a roof which covers our head.

We thank Thee for the privilege of living as free men in a country which respects our freedom and our personal rights to worship and think and speak as we choose.

We thank Thee for making us a family, for giving us sincerity and understanding.

But most of all, dear Lord, we thank Thee for giving us the greatest gift a family may know…the gift of love for one another…”

And the gift of knowing and loving You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name…amen!

However you spend this Thanksgiving, and whatever surrounds you at this time of year, may your heart be filled with praise and thanksgiving, if for no other reason than you are saved by grace and filled with the living Word of God.

Thanksgiving blessings to you!

LynnMosher (2)_cr 2Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website,

CrossReaders Book Review: Nowhere For Christmas by Heather Gray

CrossReaders Book Review: Nowhere For Christmas by Heather Gray

Title: Nowhere For Christmas

Author: Heather Gray

Rating: five out of five stars

About the Book

A journalist, her teenage son, and a photo journalist are sent to Nowhere, Oklahoma to do a special story for Christmas. Mishaps along the trip leave the reader laughing. You wonder what else could happen and then something else happens.


I just took a trip to Nowhere, Oklahoma with the characters in Heather Gray’s book Nowhere for Christmas. I felt like I was in the car with them. Heather did an awesome job writing. All the mishaps had me laughing so hard. it is a treat to read books that are so refreshingly humorous. Even with all the mishaps, the way the characters handled it all made the journey worth it. This is the first of Heather’s books that I have read. I look forward to reading more by this author and will definitely read this one again.

This review was submitted by: Wilani Wahl

CrossReaders Book Review: Love Octagon by Felicia Rogers

CrossReaders Book Review: Love Octagon by Felicia Rogers

Title: Love Octagon

Author: Felicia Rogers

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

Kevin Smith is an ordinary guy. He works a plain job. Owns a normal, but disorganized home. And plays like every single man. In short, he is the average male. Until one day on vacation, he takes a run in the park and rescues a bag lady from mugging, after which his life is never the same. The mysterious lady grants him one wish. Assuming the woman’s offer is false, Kevin returns home with thoughts of a past conversation in his mind. Later when he steps from the shower everything has changed. The disorderly home is no more. All his vacation chores have been completed. And most surprising of all he has seven wives. Will this unexpected twist turn out to be the blessing he hoped for, or a curse he wished he’d never asked for?


Be very careful what you wish for!

Reading this story I decided that Kevin Smith’s picture was in the dictionary by the word procrastination. Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow. But it just seemed like each day, tomorrow never came. What is the saying? The path to Hell is paved with good intentions.

What would happen if a stranger granted you one wish and it came true? But your mind was focusing on the silly conversation at work with your friends, a wife for each day of the week and you would never have to do a thing? Yea, right, seven wives and lots of children in one household, nothing can ever go wrong there! So will this unexpected twist turn out to be the blessing he hoped for, or a curse he wished he’d never asked for?

“Your greatest desire shall be fulfilled, one wish you may build. It was like she’d been leading him down a path he hadn’t been able to see. When his eyes were finally opened to his loss, his misery, his need for repentance, was when his life changed for the better.” Now can Kevin and Angela find happiness when they get together and talk without others interfering?

This review was submitted by: Kathy Watts

Book Blast: Seeing The Life by Sophie Dawson

Book Blast: Seeing The Life by Sophie Dawson

Seeing The Life

Seeing The Life
By Sophie Dawson

About the Book

Seeing The Life is a look at the life of Yeshua the Christ in a way never used before. Dassa, the daughter of the innkeeper, is sent to fetch the midwife to help the young woman in the stable give birth. She and Mary become close friends as do Micah, her fiance then husband, and Joseph. Separated when the young family flees Bethlehem in the night, their friendship resumes several years later in Jerusalem.

Dassa and Micah know Yeshua is special, but he is still a boy with a boy’s interests and love of life. Through the years the families, though separated most of the year, spend time together in Jerusalem during the Jewish Festivals. Then Yeshua begins speaking and teaching.

Micah, Joseph of Arimethea, their sons and others who follow and believe Yeshua’s message. Yet do they really understand it? Is he the long awaited messiah who will free the Jews from the grip of Rome? What do the stories he tells really mean?

Seeing The Life sees the life of Yeshua within the social and political culture of the time. Not only do we see his ministry but also his family and friendships as he grew. Yeshua was a normal baby who cried, spit up, wet and messed. He was a child who fell and skinned his knees. He lost his baby teeth. He had siblings. He had friends. My goal was to show the humanness of Yeshua’s life. We see him as fully God but often miss that he was fully man, boy and baby also.


Sophie DawsonSophie Dawson is Midwestern born and bred and is the author of several novels, including the Cottonwood Series and Stone Creek Series. Her novel Healing Love has won three awards: AuthorStand 2012 Gold Medal, Indiebook 2012 Silver Medal, and Readers’ Favorite 2013 Silver Medal. Giving Love was a finalist in Readers’ Favorite 2013. Her books have also been #1 Best Sellers in their genre on Amazon. Seeing The Life is a finalist in Readers’ Favorite Awards 2014. She is a member of Christian Independent Authors and Association of Independent Authors. An award-winning quilter with eclectic interests, Dawson posts to several blogs, including Little Bits Blog on her website, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa Wesleyan College.

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