Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For All Us Common People

Hermie, a common caterpillar by Max Lucado

This is a cute little story about how Hermie the caterpillar notices the beautiful and extraordinary critters around him and feels very plain in comparison.  Hermie, and his friend Wormie, talk to God about the commonness and he reassures them that He’s “not finished” with them.

My boys have seen a few of the Hermie & Friends videos and enjoy them quite a bit.  I did not realize that the book series has been available for almost a decade!  Well, I am glad I found out.  This is a nice introduction into Hermie and Wormie’s world.  Being common or ordinary is something that most of us will deal with at some point.  But if we are faithful, God will finish His work in and through us.

Now, I had help with this review;  my 4 and 3 year old boys.  My boys love to be read to, but of course, when I am trying to put them on the spot—well they were not the most helpful.  My 3-year old decided to be scared of caterpillars that day.  However, my 4-year old thought it was a good book.  I tried to get him to tell me something specific he liked but all he would do his grin and say that it was good.  And I agree.  With colorful pictures and an engaging story, we will be reading this often.

This book was received from BookSneeze free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hunchbacks, Werewolves, and a Mysterious Castle!

In the Aerie of the Wolf by Leonora Pruner

I wasn’t sure about this book at first.  At the first mention of werewolves I was wondering if the was a Christian novel or a Twilight wannabe with monsters and such.  Fear not!  This is a very entertaining story. 

Ann Crofton is sold in marriage by her family, who are in financial straits thanks to gambling debts, to a man she has never met.  In spite of leaving the man she had hope to marry behind, Anne decides she wants to be an honorable wife to the Lord Wolverton.

We see Anne as she struggles with her faith, being a good wife, and dealing with the temptation that comes her way.  These are issues that many of us face in our lives today making this story very relevant to contemporary life.  And as my husband would say, the story is very “romanceful”.

Mrs. Pruner has put together a wonderful story and I look forward to reading her other books.

This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash in exchange for an honest review.

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