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CrossReaders Book Review: Keltrius and the armor of God by D.L Partee

CrossReaders Book Review: Keltrius and the armor of God by D.L Partee

Keltrius and the Armor of God

Title: Keltrius and the armor of God

Author: D.L Partee

Rating: 5 Stars

 

About the Book

A new Christian superhero that uses the armor of God to fight the evils in our today world. It’s the first book in the series of this new hero for Christians everywhere.

Review

Here’s my review on Keltrius and the armor of God. I downloaded my copy on my Kindle in 60 seconds I was the owner of Keltrius and the armor of God. I can tell you one thing about this book, it kept my attention from the first page to the end. The story deals with Keltrius and his young friends dealing with challenges in their lives. I don’t want to give anything away, but I like what the author did. He made you to connect with the characters. I like how the characters interact with each other, it felt natural. As I read through the book it felt like a movie playing in my head. You’ll like Keltrius character before he becomes God’s Champion.

The villain named Krawl adds some humor in the story with his sarcastic attitude, he reminds me of the Joker in the Batman series. The story is well carefully plotted about a great war between good and evil coming to the world. This is a true origin story of a new Christian superhero that plays like a Marvel and DC comic book. But with a positive Christian atmosphere with a cool well-balanced story for everybody to enjoy! The opening of the book will catch you off guard, especially when Keltrius and Tank visit Kevin. All in all my opinion, this was a great read and I’m definitely looking forward to the next one. I highly recommend this one for those who are looking for something different, with the concept of a Christian superhero. I give Keltrius and the armor of God, 5 stars!

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CrossReaders Book Review: Forewarned by Debra Ullrick

CrossReaders Book Review: Forewarned by Debra Ullrick

ForeWarned

Title: Forewarned

Author: Debra Ullrick

Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

After a near fatal accident in the Colorado wilderness, Jasmine Moore can no longer endure the harsh Steamboat Springs winters. Unable to get out much because of pain, she goes online in hopes of finding some new friends to fill the void the long, lonely winters bring. A budding friendship develops, and soon, Jasmine finds herself in danger. Jack Warren is in love with Jasmine and has been for years. When he discovers she’s talking to strangers on the Internet, a pit fills his stomach, signaling something’s not right about one particular person. Can he convince her to give up her budding friendship before it’s too late? Will she ever come to love him as more than just a friend?

Review

Forewarned by Debra Ullrick is a wonderful, suspenseful book that kept me on the edge of my chair and chewing on a fingernail. Jasmine Moore lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado but due to a near fatal accident, she can no longer stand the frigid cold of the winters in the area. Jack Warren has been Jasmine’s friend since they were young children. He has been in love with Jasmine for years and wants only to marry her and love her for the rest of their lives but she has a problem with trust even though she wants the same thing. Because the cold is so painful for Jasmine, she spends most of her time inside which leads to boredom. She decides to start chatting with friends online and connects with a man with the screen name of Simonrapport who sounds like every woman’s dream. Jack warns her about chatting with men online and even though she has slight feelings of danger, Jasmine continues to chat with Simon and soon finds herself in great danger.
The plot of the story was very well done and all the twists and turns in the action kept me guessing from page to page and I found it almost impossible to put the book down when I needed to do something other than read. All the characters were expertly developed and their dialogue was well written and easy to follow which made for an easy read. The realistic descriptions of the scenery had me feeling the cold of the snow and the joy of walking in the woods. The story was quite inspiring and without being critical or preachy, the author revealed that online chatting with strangers can lead to danger. Except for the bad guys, all the characters in the story showed by their daily living that God played a very important part in their lives. Jasmine and Jack were often praying for guidance and protection and God provided for their needs.
I very highly recommend this book to everyone who likes a story with a heart touching romance and lots of suspense to keep you guessing to the very end.
Thank you to Debra Ullrick, the author, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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This review was submitted by: Deanna Gottreu

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips by Rebekah Beene

Tiptoe through the tulips is an old song from the 60’s. Sung by an unusual fellow, Tiny Tim crooned his brand of music with gusto. Those of us old enough to remember will still chuckle at the thought of this suit clad, long haired, ukulele playing Tonight Show guest. Others can google a memorable copy of his performance.

Tiptoe through the tulips reminds me that my grandson picked a tiny bouquet of flowerbed lovelies at a restaurant yesterday. They probably wouldn’t appreciate a little boy tiptoeing into the flowerbeds that were groomed and in complete order. But he gave those flowers away because of love. He admired the flowers and wanted to share them with someone he really likes!

Oh beloved, don’t just tiptoe through life! Stop and step fully into God’s masterpiece of beauty. Sure there are thorns along the way and weeds show their growth occasionally. But step through all that and pick up God’s creative showy presence. This is a joyful life when you can enjoy the Presence of God and stop and view Handiwork. This is not just fun, fun, fun, but it is stopping from the rat race that can even happen in the Body of Christ. It’s the inner life of beauty a believer can call on when things are not so fun. God wants you to know this morning that you are precious to Him and He has given you richly all things to enjoy! There will be times you will need to focus only on the good that I am sending your way in the midst of the mundane or hardships. These precious beautiful moments are My reminder to you that I AM with you always!

God loves you and He’s for you. Tiptoe through life, pick some flowers and share the delights of the Lord with others as you live in the Light of His Glory and Grace!

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

Psalm 148:5 Let every created thing give praise to the LORD, for He issued His command, and they came into being.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is http://rebekahbeene.wordpress.com

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr http://rebekah-beene.tumblr.com/
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
CrossReaders Book Review: Adoring Addie by Leslie Gould

CrossReaders Book Review: Adoring Addie by Leslie Gould

 

 

Adoring Addie

 

Title: Adoring Addie

Author: Leslie Gould

Rating: 4 Stars out of five

 About the Book

A doring Addie follows an only daughter, Addie Cramer, in a family of eight. She is shouldered with the household responsibilities as her mother is overcome with depression and has been for most of her married life.

When Addie meets Jonathan Mosier they fall in love at first sight. Unfortunately a feud between the two families threatens their relationship much like Romeo and Juliet. Add to that the bishop’s son believes Addie should be his wife and the pot full of trouble boils over.

 

Review

Leslie Gould is a new author to me. I have read other Amish books, but this one is quite different. I guess the different Amish communities differ from forms of speech to mannerisms. But I found the difference between this community and the ones I’ve read before distracting.

Leslie explained to me that she used language and mannerisms on the Amish people she spent time with and others she’s observed, both in person and in documentaries and recordings. I can appreciate that.

The love story is sweet and the message of God’s love and desire to have a personal relationship is beautifully illustrated. Jonathan comes from a different Amish community and shares with Addie about the love of God.

“But God adores you, Addie. Far more than I even do –which is saying a lot. He wants you to abide in him—to talk with him and follow his teachings. It’s as simple as that.”

The journey to Addie understanding this kind of love and acceptance is a good reminder to us all that God know we are human and won’t ever be perfect. And He loves us no matter what.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://TMWoodsBooks.com/blog . Also follow me on Twitter @TMWoodsBook, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/TMWoodsBooks .

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This review was submitted by: Michelle Woods

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CrossReaders Book Review: Never Ending Spring by Darrell Case

CrossReaders Book Review: Never Ending Spring by Darrell Case

Never Ending Spring

Title: Never Ending Spring

Author: Darrell Case

Rating: Five Stars

About the Book

Jack is a middle aged, farmer, who hates God. He blames God for the accident that took his little boy a long time ago. His grown daughter is married to a Pastor at a church right down the road from Jack’s farm. They are found murdered, leaving behind their little girl, Emily.

Jack’s anger at God is a fiery furnace now, and he is determined to find the murderer. This places himself and his family in danger, also.

Review

Looking for a ‘clean’ Murder Mystery?

Never Ending Spring by Darrell Case

Once I started reading, I couldn’t stand to put the book down. Jack had lost a son, and now his grown daughter and her Pastor/husband are murdered right in front of their Church. Jack already is angry with God and has made pact with himself not to turn his life over to God; the loss of his daughter just adds fuel to the fiery anger. Jack granddaughter and his wife are the only things of value he has left; yet, his anger drives him to seek the killer by himself. This puts his life and his family’s in danger.

It’s a roller coaster ride as we, the readers, read as quickly as possible to find out who the murderer is in this small town, and how he’ll be discovered. We also are rooting for the tranforming power of Jesus to reach Jack’s hardened heart.

This is the first book I’ve read of this author, Darrell Case, but I will definitely be looking for his other books to read!

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This review was submitted by: Sonya D