Monday, July 28, 2014

Power to the People by Laura Ingraham

4 of 5 stars  ****

An enjoyable, informative perspective about America and how it is changing within our lifetime. Laura Ingraham is a Conservative Christian who views the changes as red flags in the areas of family and faith. Power to the People also warns her audience about the loss of people's power that trends toward a loss of liberty, the quality that defines America. Laura's strong Christian faith is evident as she tells about its emergence during trying times in her life, the death of her mother and Laura's bout with cancer. She concludes that the people's power is not "of" the people but "to" the people, suggesting it is given by the grace of the only power, God.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Anatomist's Apprentice (Dr. Thomas Silkstone #1) by Tessa Harris (Goodreads Author), Simon Vance (Goodreads Author) (Narrator)

5 of 5 stars  *****

A most enjoyable historical fiction that captures English lifestyle and colloquialism circa mid to late 1800s. The intrigue begins with an investigation into the death of a prominent, surly figure by young, bright Dr Silkstone, an American. The host of characters who have motive create background profiles in subjective thought and public opinion. Dr Silkstone offers objective, scientific data that is new to medicine for this time. Twists in the plot reveal ulterior designs by those who have a special interest in the the investigation's findings.

Simon Vance narrates the artful writing of Tessa Harris in a superb fashion worthy of award-winning theatrics. The scenes and interactions between characters use the articulate brush of Tessa's words and colorful shades of emotion, atmosphere, and intention that Simon paints through his expression. The reader is never bored throughout this audio rendition of a mystery that entertains and educates.(less)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide: Ezekiel, Daniel:Faith Under Fire by R. Kelvin Moore (Editor- David Briscoe)

5 of 5 stars  *****

A clear explanation and study of a difficult section of the Bible. The study involves the great stories and prophesies of Ezekiel and Daniel. The story is one of existing with faith during trying times of defeat and exile. The prophecy ranges from the near future to the end of days. The discussion reaffirms that no one, except God, knows when the end of days becomes reality. Many times throughout history, man has read this section of the Bible and predicted the coming of Jesus Christ based on the prophets descriptions and events of the day. Perseverance and faith in the Lord is the theme so one is ready when that time arrives.