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

Avery is made to take a journalism assignment during Christmas with her teenage son and a photographer to Nowhere. Nowhere OK that is. Through mishap after mishap a bond is formed by the three through the struggle to make it to their destination. Their faith is strengthened as they travel together.

Review

I truly enjoyed my road trip to Nowhere! I laughed and cried. Can all of these things really happen to three people? Well, I’ve had days like this where I didn’t dare ask “What will happen next?” I loved, loved the story. The relationship between Mother and son was refreshing. Thank you Ms. Gray for a wonderful refreshing story. I could not put down my Kindle until the story was complete! I look forward to reading more stories by this author!

This review was submitted by: Jan Kaess

CrossReaders Book Review: Slumbering by C. S. Johnson

CrossReaders Book Review: Slumbering by C. S. Johnson

Title: Slumbering

Author: C. S. Johnson

Rating: Five of five stars

About the Book

This is a Young Adult book but is appropriate for all ages.

Review

I loved this book. It has so many metaphors in the story, and the story as a whole is a metaphor. The young man is so irritating and so lovable at the same time. He represents so many people, including myself, in my past and present. The story is cleverly told with just enough action to make it exciting; with touches of romance and humor, so it’s hard to put it aside for a good night’s sleep and not dream about it. It is, altogether, a marvelous read and one that I recommend to everyone.

This review was submitted by: Allison Kohn – please visit her website at htttp://www.allisonkohn.com

CrossReaders Book Review: Landed on Black by Zach Fortier

CrossReaders Book Review: Landed on Black by Zach Fortier

Title: Landed on Black

Author: Zach Fortier

Rating: four out of five

About the Book

True Crime

Review

The first story was the best of the book, showing how quickly ZF can “snap”. This book is refreshing, showing the “human side” of police officers. Good read Can’t wait for the next one

This review was submitted by: McPm

Learning to Fish for Souls

Learning to Fish for Souls

“Go to the lost, confused people right here
in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here.”
(Matt. 10:6-7 Msg)

Learning to fish was never at the top of my list when I was a young girl. My father and I went fishing only once. He baited my hook. Squeezing those wiggly worms onto a sharp hook was too yucky. We didn’t use any fancy lures or have much knowledge of fishing.

The above verses command us, as Christians, to do the highest kind of fishing, the same kind Jesus taught the disciples to do – to fish for souls. In order to accomplish that, our lives must be fresh bait on the hook of the gospel.

The problem is that most of us don’t like to fish. We cringe at the thought of baiting the witnessing hook. It isn’t necessary to have all the right equipment or knowledge, just a willing heart. When we are willing, the Lord says He will teach us, “I will show you how to fish for the souls of men!” (Matt. 4:19 TLB)

My father and I never caught anything, but my Father and I have! I’m not proficient at it, yet; I’m still learning how to bait my hook.

Prayer: Lord, You came to seek and to save that which was lost. You died for this very reason. May the eternal destination of one who does not know You be of more concern to me than my own inadequacies to witness. Amen.

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, lynnmosher.com.
CrossReaders Book Review: Diamond Mine by Felicia Rogers

CrossReaders Book Review: Diamond Mine by Felicia Rogers

Title: Diamond Mine

Author: Felicia Rogers

Rating: five out of five stars

About the Book

Hannah comes to South Africa to visit her friend not aware of the danger she is about to face. You will have to read the book to find out what happens. I don’t want to give anything away.

Review

I love the way Felicia writes. Suspense carried me all the way through the book. There were so many twists and turns that kept me reading. I also loved the Spiritual application that was woven through the whole book I am hoping I will be able to read more about these characters

This review was submitted by: Wilani Wahl