A lot of books get published each year. A few get read while the others are ignored.
In this blog I would like to present some book reviews of books I have read and feel are important enough for you to read also.
Feel free to suggest books which you feel I should review for you. I will consider them.
has done it again. He has written another book in theseries of thrillers centering on threats to
the safety of civilization.
usual cast is here. There is Jack Ryan, Mary Pat, Jack Jr, John Clark, Ding
Chavez. Jack has been re-elected president so the ball is in his court..
China has decided to declare war on America. This
war is begun over cyberspace. A hacker has found a way into the computers of
the government. No one is safe. Not even the secret organizationknown as the Campus. The drones have been cyber
attacked and are compromised.
President Ryan has
to hold things together. John Clark has retired because of his hand injury
incurred earlier in the series. .Someone is killing other hackers. The Campus
has an spy within it. Iran
is once again involved.
All the characters
are here in this plot driven 823 page thriller. The battle between good and
evil is on. The two super powers, China
and the United States
come face to face. Ryan wants to use the Campus but realizes it has been
compromised. It has to remain a secret from the world or it is useless. The
world must be kept from war.
Clancy is still in
control of the genre. Fans ofthe Clancy
novels will not be disappointed.
For those who want
to buy the book I will have a link to Amazon below. It will be both in print
and in Kindle.
He took over from Pope Benedict XVI
whenBenedict stepped down. So we
wonder. Just what type of person is he and is he going to make a good Pope?
Just how is he going to be different?
questions remain to be answered. The man has only been in office a short while.
He has not been there long enough to make a definite mark or change.
presents us a public relations look at the man called Pope Francis, - Jorge Mario Bergoglio.. Someone had to
write the introduction to the man.
Francis is facing an institution rifled with problems. Only time will tell if he
is the right man for the solution needed.
has sectioned his report in three parts. The first part covers the early
upbringing of Bergoglio , a peacefulfamily life, a good education, a call to the priesthood.
second part covers the order he joined and the journey taken to get to the
conclave of 2013. It details theinterfacing with previous Popes that kept him in the loop. He never put
himself forward but blended.
threepresents five challenges he will
be facing as Pope.
small book200 pages including the notes and bibliographyis a good introduction to this new Pope. It
is recommended for the general public.
received this bookfree through the book
review blog program ofBookSneeze and
was not obligated to give a positive review. Any viewpoint expressed is that of
the book reviewer and not that of the publisher.
Early in the history of America there was a time in which we were not recognized as an independent nation separate from the British Empire. We had fought the War for Independence but in the eyes of the other nations we were not recognized as sovereign.
President Madison sent John Quincy Adams to Russia as our ambassador in order to get us recognitionas a sovereign nation.
Or I should say, he was exiled. What else could be done with the son of a former president who had lost his favor as a senator and was dead weight?
Cook presents us with alittle known period of history- the time between 1809 and the war of 1812 when John Quincy Adams was sent to the courts of Russia to represent a small newly born countrystruggling to be independent.
Napoleon is part of the story as he controls the seas and is in conquest mode.SomedayJohn Quincy will become president. But at this period of history he has been shuffled off to Russia. Traveling by ship was dangerous and slow. For all intents and purposes he is a forgotten man.
I enjoy history and especially American history. This is a period of history that I didn’t know. The history books that are in class rooms didn’t cover this . That is why it is necessary for writers to research and write connective narratives.
I would recommend this book for students of history. And for those who are doing studies of our presidents.
I have received this book gratis from BookSneeze for review. I was not obligated to give a positive review. The views expressed are mine and not those of the publisher. >
This book written by a father and son who are both pastors and of different generations, the father is a baby boomer and the son is a millennial. It looks at what has to be done to have a church that millennial can call their own.
We unfortunately are living in a post church age. We boomers did our best but we need to ask forgiveness for what we were unable to do. Boomers were a little too strict and narrow minded. We need to ask forgiveness of the millennial. We did the best and we have not been the best model.
“The reputation of Christians in the world today is something of a patchwork. The world has been exposed to many flavors of Christianity.”
Paul Nyquist, the president of Moody Bible Institute and his son Carson Nyquisthave sat down and dialogued between generations. The millennials are 800 million strong. They were born from 1982 to 2000. Most have been affirmed, prodded, molded but not often criticized. They also grew up in a church and mastered many technological gadgets. The land they grew up in was overloaded with debt and unable to control spending.
Nyquist, the father, states, “This book is written to you and others in the millennial generation. We don’t want to describe you, we want to talk with you.”
If we boomers need to ask forgiveness the millennials need to grant forgiveness.
This book offers a beginning and is well written. I recommend it for those who want to understand the millennial and for those who are millennials.
To get a copy of this book I will offer a link to Amazon below.