Friday, July 3, 2015

Eliza Earsman's Manley






About the Book:
Manley was in a bad way. Dehydrated and exhausted from a long ‘stowaway’ journey, he was found in the back of a removal merchant’s haulage truck. One day and 400 tarmac miles earlier he had crawled in to examine what he thought was a load of peace and quiet. Falling asleep on a sofa wasn’t the best option but that is what happened—and he had no way of raising the alarm. 

The two hardy workmen fed, watered and soothed him. Short of leaving him on the mean city streets, they had no option but to take him to an inner city London animal shelter. Staff there found a microchip identifying his owner but the ‘owner’ didn’t want the cost of hauling him back to his south-of-England home county. 


June 2015
20 pp
Buy on Amazon US $1.49
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My review:
A lovely story about the relationship between two adventurous souls, one human, one cat. Manley might have been rescued from the shelter, but he rescued Shelagh, his boon companion, every bit as much. Nice little reading nugget, cat romance, charming adventure, and yes, Manley's expression on the cover, a little smug, a little shy, and little sleepy, says it all. Delightful For those who like a quick short pet read.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: A Summer in Oakville, by Lisa J. Lickel

The book has a great idea tell the same story from 4 people’s perspective, the four people in the story. It is good to see how different people see and talk about the same thing happening, but have a completely different take on it. It reminds me of the four gospels. They all tell the same story but all highlight different parts of the story.

The book is designed for older teens and adults. At times it was hard to keep up with [some of the characters]. It is a story about faith. Faith in God and other people. Cn you trust your family? It talks about our past and how our past can influence our present and future.

The story is based on a small Farmington town called Oakville, WI. It is a story about big business and the takeover of the small farmer. It is a story about how the younger generation must help the older generation. It is a about the survival of the family farm. More than of these, is the belief in how big is your God. The God of the Bible is able to overcome pride, your past, your future, big business, and more importantly, yourself.

Overall the book was good. As I said before, at times, it was hard to keep up with some of the characters. Some needed more of a backstory. Their past played into the current situation and I had to go back a couple of times to find why they were doing or saying certain things. Overall, though, it was a good read.

Reviewed by Ken B., a Wakulla Book Review



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Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
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Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Get on Board and Stay on Board, by Pearl Nsiah-Kumi




“Get On Board and Stay On Board” is a book of short simple writings and poems that share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The book is divided into three sections: a) Jesus is Calling; b) Saved, Now What? c) Special Days.

Jesus Is Calling - is directed to the unsaved. These writings are straight forward and simple. Pearl is very blunt and direct in sharing her faith, yet comes across as caring and concerned. Her passion for Jesus and witnessing to the unsaved is very refreshing and encouraging.

Saved, Now What? – is geared toward helping the newly saved babes in Christ to grow in their relationship with God. Pearl does an excellent job of encouraging the new believer. These writings share what we’ve been saved from, what we’ve been given, and what we should do in response. Pearl gives instruction on day-to-day life as a Christian, in simple, easy to understand language.

Special Days – is a small section in which Pearl talks about the reasons we as Christians should be celebrating and thanking God for all He has done and provided for us. It is very informative and easy to understand.

Overall, Get On Board And Stay On Board is a well written work. Pearl has been blessed with a gift of sharing in a simple, easy- to- understand way. I find the book to be informative and refreshing. I recommend it to anyone who has any questions at all about the Christian life and the salvation found in Jesus Christ.

-Wakulla Book Review by Loren


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I want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 



Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books. 





Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this an initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wakulla Book Review: Two-Up, Riding With the Lord, by Barbara A. Derksen

Here is a small book filled with a host of short stories of agonizing hard points to ponder and overcome. In the majority of the stories that Ms. Derksen writes about, most generally compensate and get with the program. 

Ms. Derksen writes about real people in an engaging way, and she writes about some that could possibly not make their way to heaven. Sad but true.

With each person of the 62 addressed and touched on within this book, I believe they are healed and protected by God. This book brought out a few real life excursions, a few of my own bad choices, but also a few of the good things I have done in my life—along with a few tears given out for the good times plus a few given out for the dumb things that I have done. 

Yes, I have done a few really dumb things, but God has also forgiven me for them. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

Bob –Wakulla Book Review



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I want to personally thank all the men who are reviewing the books written by JOHN 3:16 AUTHORS. I am thankful that we are able to bless them and appreciate the encouragement given to us by their reviews. 



Each WEEK (usually on Tuesday), we are posting reviews from 
Wakulla Correctional inmates of John 3:16 books. 





Inmates are loving the new books from John 3:16 authors. 
Chaplain Steve Fox is adding the new books to the prison library in this an initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."



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