Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Reason Review

It was by chance that I chose to review this book called The Reason by William Sirls. It was the only fiction novel available at the time from the Booksneeze program and I was reading too many other "heavy" books and thought I could use some lighter reading.

The first night I opened this book I read twenty chapters.

The second day I read the remaining thirty-four chapters.

Literally... could not put it down. That first night I started it, I was reading in between eye rubs and yawns. But I was hooked from the very beginning. If you have ever seen the movie "Joshua" this story will be reminiscent of that movie (not at all a copy, though). I saw another review of this book that said it's the kind of book where you can't wait to see where it goes, and the ending, but you are so sad to know that it's eventually going to be over.

I loved the characters. They are completely lovable and imperfect. The dialogue is easy to read and sounds realistic. The story itself is emotional. I will say I cried at least three times while reading this book, just thinking of God's love and thinking about the situations of the characters in the book. This is a very, very powerful book and I would certainly recommend it to ANYONE. I think if you are not a Christian and you could read this book and see who God really is... not base him off of your neighbor who goes to church or your coworker who says she is saved... but find out who He really is and you will be transformed.

I honestly don't have the words to say what I want to say about this book, so please - just read it for yourself!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beach Trip Part 3 - Birthday Party

The summer is a busy time for our family and birthdays! While we were at the beach we celebrated three birthdays - Stephen's, Kaleb's, and Josh's girlfriend Laura's! Lots of yummy cake!!

Kaleb's was really the most important because he was turning ONE!! So most of these pictures are from his party. :)