“Stealing Jake” by Pam Hillman, book review

“Stealing Jake” by Pam Hillman, book review

Livy is determined to leave her old life behind. But it keeps creeping up on her when she least expects it. She left Chicago and lives in Chestnut- a small mining town. She helps her mentor, Mrs. Brooks, who runs an orphanage. Livy nightly patrols the streets looking for the children who live in shantytown without parents or any other adults to care for them. And she knows exactly how they feel, she was once one of them.

Jake is the new deputy. He is trying to help his family make ends meet after the untimely death of his father in a mining accident. He is charged with finding who is stealing from the homes and businesses of Chestnut. Most are quick to accuse the street kids, but Livy has given him strong evidence to proceed slowly.

This is a wonderful story of love and forgiveness. I enjoyed it and hope that there will be another in a series.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

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“Dead Dog Like Me” by Max Davis, book review

“Dead Dog Like Me” by Max Davis, book review

Pastor Nick Gregory is at the top of his game. He is the successful pastor of a mega church, best selling author and just generally good guy. But that all comes crashing down on him in the matter of moments when he lets his temper get the better of him and it is all caught on cell phone camera.

When he is in the hospital he has a dream, or it is reality, that he is Mephibosheth- of the Bible fame- Saul’s grandson, Jonathon’s son. As he lives days in Mephibosheth’s broken body, he learns lessons that are almost to much for him to behold. Love, forgiveness, harshness and brokenness are what he experiences as Mephibosheth. But when he awakes, and is Nick, can he understand and receive the same forgiveness?

This is an interesting story of how people are made and broken in the matter of moments, often due to social media and the nightly news. How quick we are to judge others without knowing all that is going on behind the scenes. This was an easy to read book that is also thought provoking.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dead Dog Like Me

Worthy Publishing (June 23, 2015)

by

Max Davis

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Max Davis is the author of over twenty books, has been featured in USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly, and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of ghostwriting and collaboration projects. Max and Alanna have three grown children and a grand baby.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Nick Gregory regains consciousness after a horrific car accident to find he’s been transported back in time and that he has become Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son and King Saul’s grandson. Aware that he’s experiencing another man’s life, he has to learn fast. When mega-church pastor, Nick Gregory, regains consciousness after a horrific car accident, he’s on the ground in agonizing pain. Nick realizes he is in a bizarre place – a foreign, parched, ancient land, having been transported back in time to 800 B.C. Unbelievably, he is in the body of a prince named Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan and King Saul’s grandson. Nick is fully aware of who he is and that he’s now living in Mephibosheth’s body, strangely able to speak and understand Hebrew. This experience helps him see that he, like Mephibosheth, is a broken man desperate for God’s outrageous grace and healing (2 Samuel 9:8). Returning to present day, Nick’s experience motivates a changed life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dead Dog Like Me, go HERE.

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