Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dr Leman's recent book

The most recent book of Dr. Leman is called "Have a New Teenager by Friday".I found this to be a very enjoyable and informative book. If you have a teenager or are about to soon have one, this is the book you should read. Respect is hard to get from a child of any age. The process starts at an early age. leman gives things to do to help the teenager survive the years between 11 and 19. Every teenager is different. it just comes with the territory. but you are the couch. You are the boss. Don't forget that. This enjoyable book will help you make it through and have a human child on the ride. That is a child that is respectable and enjoyable.

Friday, November 18, 2011

America The Last Best Hope, Vol 3 by William J. Bennett

    America is an organism. It is somewhere in the mid-life of its growth cycle. This volume of the series "America The Last Best Hope" brings American history up to 2008. Volume one covered 1492 to 1944. Volume two covered 1914 to 1989.

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume III)    Bennett uses an easy to follow style that moves from event to event in context.. These years from the end of the Reagan presidency to the election of Barack Obama were action packed. Bennett attempts to let events speak for themself. No nation stands independent of any other.   Bennett was active in the political realm during this period. This  makes some of his observations timely.     Bennett was able to hold my arrention. The information is presented in a appealing manner to a student of Western civilization. I enjoyed the book as I enjoy history and events that inpact my life.
    I feel that the history of this time period is still too recent to be objective.  Yet we need source material. Bennett has provided the source material.
   This book I do recommend for those who want an easy to follow yet thought provoking book.
    I recieved this book free from the publisher through's book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's  16 CFR, Part 255.  

Monday, November 14, 2011

Period Fiction

   There is a book out there which everyone is talking about. It is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I find it a very good book. It is well written. You get caught up in the flow of the story that you lose account of time.  And that is good. You don't wish to read a book and wonder when the story will ever end. You have the choice of stopping reading or suffer through it. Not so with this book.
   It is told from the first person point of view and three voices. Yes, I said three voices. All firsr person. Two of the people are the maids themselves, Aibileen and Minny. The other voice is Miss Skeeter who is planning to write a book on the treatment of maids.
    It is a easy read of a time period when houses had maids and the maids were there to clean house and care for the kids so that the white people could do other things. The parts told by Aibileen and Minny are written in black candance but not in dialect. (I go like she tell me to. Even though they cups in full to the rim.)
    I found the craftmanship to be excellent.
    Recently there was a movie done. I don't know what part they used to film.. but the book is always better than the movie. I have heard that you should read the book first. That is a suggestion that I would second.
     This is a good first book. It takes place in Jackson, Mississippi which is where Stockett grew up.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Books to come

  I don't want you to think I have forgotten this, my book blog. I am presently setting up books to be reviewed. Hold on as I plan  to read and review The Help by Kathryn Stockett, copyright 2011. I just found it this morning in our local library here in Santa Monica. I was thinking of downloading to my Kindle the text, but something was saying to me to waiting until it got in our library.
    I listened to the voice. (No, It is merely a phrase. I don't hear vioices)
   Another book is America the Last Best Hope Vol 3 by William Bennett This one is copyright 2009. It came as a book to be reviewed as a blogger for Booksneeze. So that is to come.
   Just wanted to check in and keep this blog going.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Self Publish Route

  I am sure many of us have stories to tell and wish there was a way we could get the story on paper and from there on to the publisher who will publish our book. That is a nice target to go for. Sometimes there is a need within a human being to see our words in print and we don't mind having to pay someone to do it.
  That is where the self publishing company comes in.
   I went that route once when I was younger. Not having much money I decided to go with a plan cover.. no illustration. Just the name. It was a small booklet really, and they did a good job. I don't remember what press it was. It was so long ago. Just htat I was sarisfied.
    I had to walk it around myself and get to book events by myself. It is a lot of work but for a person that is a go getter and doesn't mind long hours and lots of people contact, it can be done.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why Men Hate Going To Church By David Murrow

     This book is needed. In 223 pages and an easy to read format Murrow pins the problem facing the churches today. There just aren't enough men in our churches. And those we do have are feeling that they have no part or say in what goes on. Jesus meant for the church to be headed up by and run by dedicated male converts. The male must be understood and the programs geared to the male psyche.We must remember that Jesus taught for the male brain.
     Murrow points out that there is a gender gap in our groups. He lays the problem on the   perception people have that it is feminized. That is, more women than men are in charge of the outreaches in the church. Get the men involved and the growth in the fellowship will happen, is what Murrow suggests.
      I found this book to be very instructive. It must be useful because it is completely revised and updated for 2011.
     The author held my interest. This is a subject that the church leadership needs to have in thier libraries. Since it is not written in a text book style it can be loaned out to interested men in the fellowship. I feel that Murrow offers some ideas on how this can be done. It is worth the time spent in reading it.
     I am a book reviewer for Booksneeze book review bloggers program who has provided me a complementary copy of this book. All  opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255