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Interesing... Futuristic... Very Realistic

When I requested this book from Thomas Nelson through the Book Sneeze Program, I wasn't really sure if it was my style. I am usually not too fond of reading these futuristic, somewhat creepy kinds of books. But I was hooked from the first chapter. Even though it was a little frightening at times, I wanted to keep on reading and see what was coming next. It did not take me long at all to finish. In this book, Logan, a twelve year old kid, is rapidly approaching his thirteenth birthday and preparing to get the mark. In this futuristic era, children become independent at the age of thirteen by receiving the mark on their wrist. After that they can work, buy things, and pretty much be on their own. Until then they are supported by their parents. Logan is very much afraid to receive the mark. His sister disappeared five years ago when she went to get her mark. The government called her a "flunkie". "Some kids," they said, "just don't make it back.&qu

Doubts, Faith and God...

I think we all go through times in our lives where we encounter doubts about God, our faith, and the things we have been taught or believe. In this book Faith and Other Flat Tires, Andrea Dilley shares her journey of doubt , faith, and other issues. Andrea's parents were Quaker missionaries in Kenya when she was young. Eventually, they moved back to the US but were still actively serving the Lord through ministry during her growing up years. As she got older she had a hard time really understanding God and why He allowed so much suffering in the world. When she went off to college her faith was badly shaken and in a sense she renounced her beliefs. She compares her journey to Pilgrim in Pilgrim's Progress and explains how she got off track and what brought her back again. A deep thinker like Andrea, I thought this book would be interesting, especially since I have at times struggled with my faith and beliefs about God's goodness, all the "rules" we seem required

Mystery and Medicine, Interspersed with Love

This novel is a spell-bounding, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat book. I had never read this author before, but am very impressed.  Her writing style is easy to read, captivating and hold the audience. I really didn't want to put it down... but duties call first. I did pick it up to read every chance I got though. The author Candice Calvert is a former ER nurse and author of Mercy Hospital Series . This book is in a new series called Grace Medical Series.  Her medical dramas offer readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and lives in northern California. You can learn more about her at her website . Trauma Plan is  novel about a former ER nurse -Riley Hale - who is now an ER chaplain due to injuries sustained in an brutal attack on hospital grounds. She is working hard to regain her strength and abilities so she can once again practice ER nursing. She accepts an offer to work as a volunteer at a free

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