Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Wakulla Book Review: The Newspaper Code by Lisa J. Lickel




The Newspaper Code is the third book of the Buried Treasures Mystery Series. And once again, there are many treasures buried in the story waiting for the reader to discover. The story centers around a statue and some gold that’s missing from the town treasury since the 1860s.

While looking for the gold, we find many more valuable treasures along the way. The people in the story learn about friendships and being friendly. They learn to trust, to listen, and to be patient. Ms. Lickel is able to help us to see our own flaws in a humorous light. Every reader should be able to connect with at least one of the characters!!


What we fine as we read this is the most important and valuable treasure of all—Jesus! Through the flawed and bumbling cast, it is easy to see our imperfections, our limitations and our deep need for a savior to forgive us and cleanse us. In the end, it is healing and restoring relationships that matter most, especially over a relationship with God. Excellent book.

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 initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wakulla Book Review: Lilting Laments of a Looney Lass by Dana Rongione



A very, very good devotional book.  Yes, it was very humorous at times.  But for every time you smiled at what you were reading, there was another big wham coming at you.  And you didn't even see it coming.  Our Lord gave Ms. Rongione plenty of help to go with the elements of the book. 

If one should take the time to read the table of contents by itself, you could sit and think about another story from your own life that would fit right into the scheme of things that she wrote about.
            
A good smattering of saucy humor.  The major problem here is that I personally can totally understand the stories that she wrote about.  And that really scares me.
            
I was raised on a farm in upstate New York in the 40's and 50's.  There were a lot of the things that she said in the book that were right out there in the open.  Including the God part of the book.
            
An excellent undertaking.

Wakulla Book Review by Bob L.


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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 initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida." 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wakulla Book Review: The Newspaper Code by Lisa J. Lickel



Summary: Judy Wingate is a new mom and hot on the trail in an attempt to solve the murder of Esme Espe Along the way she learns lessons of forgiveness and becomes BFF with Olivia Hargrove again. Judy accuses Olivia’s future husband Adam Ray of being a murderer, only to discover that he’s a hero waiting to be acknowledged.

The School’s fifth and sixth grades classrooms are condemned and must be held across town in the high school’s library. Judy handles all this while being a devoted mother and wife.

Purpose: To create a good, clean Christian mystery and suspense novel

Themes: 1. Forgiveness, 2. Love of others, 3. Family reconciliation, 4. Treasure hunt, 5. Handling disappointment

Thesis: Things aren’t always what they seem; never accuse someone until you’re 100% sure


Great story I really love reading Mrs. Lickel’s books.

A Wakulla Book Review by Booker T. 


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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 initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wakulla Book Review: Daily Discussion of a Doubting Disciple by Dana Rongione








This is a devotional book filled with humor and encouragement.  Ms. Rongione shares her life and lessons with us as we journey together to draw closer to Jesus.  She is very candid and witty.          

I could relate to each short story.  The entries are things we all go through, and Dana says what a lot of us want to say but don't actually have the nerve to say!  In other words, she keeps it real!!

I learned a lot, took some hard hits, and laughed a lot.  This is one of the most thoughtful and encouraging devotional books I've read.


A gotta have it book!!  Bravo!!

A 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 initiative to "change lives to ensure a safer Florida."

John 3:16 Books donated to orphans and library in Nepal