Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Andrew Klavan is a name known in the literary world in the realm of crime fiction. He is prolific and best known for True Crime among many other works. His work uses at least one character who is a Christian in a major role.
He did not start out life with that viewpoint. In fact he was not even interested in that area.
His childhood was far from what we would see as religious. His parents were only Jewish in name and agnostic even atheist in practice.
His early childhood was spent in his mind in stories he made up. No one really knew. Education wise he was able to bluff his way through school. He never read the required books assigned but was able to bluff his way to good grades.
He had Christian influences as he grew from childhood to adolescence. He knew about the Bible but it was just a book to him that contained great plot ideas.
But he was intellectual and had to read through the book for himself.
This is a memoir that starts at age sixty when he is being baptized than backtracks to carry the story forward from birth to the baptism. It has great fiction technique. You can see he has great command of language. It is an easy read.
This book was sent to me free from booklookbloggers.com for the purpose of review. I recommend this as a book to be shared with seekers. It is a good evangelistic tool.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Every once in a while a memoir is written that informs people about a time in history that needs to be remembered and understood correctly.
Such is a time Gonzales spent as the first Hispanic US Attorney General and counsel to President George W. Bush. This memoir covers the years 2000 to 2007.
The story, being autobiographical as well as apologetic forms a good piece of source material for a future author who will research the period of 9/11 and after.
It took a strong man to guide the President through the things history threw at him; such things as terrorism, Al Qaeda, government surveillance, and Supreme Court nominations.
All the players are here. All the senators, the officials, the bit players-they are brought on stage and play their part in the struggle Gonzales faced as a friend of Bush.
It may have been different if there wasn’t these struggles brought on by life, but Gonzales was victorious in the end. It was his faith in God and his loyalty to authority that helped him.
I found this book to be truthful sharing successes and failures without apology. I would recommend this for all history classes.
I received this book gratis from Booklookbloggers.com for the purpose of review. At no time was I required to like it.