Category Archives: Book Review

Do No Work (book review)

Do No Work: Beat Burnout, Find Inner Peace, and Strengthen Your Faith By Studying the Most Overlooked of the Ten Commandments, by Andrew Gilmore is published by Sequoyah Trails Press Copyright 2014. It is a short work but filled with a wealth of information that folks, like myself, have been searching for many years. Here …

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Martin Van Buren 1782-1862 (book review)

Martin Van Buren is written by Jim Hargrove under the consultation of Charles Abele, Ph.D.  The book is found in the Juvenile section of my public library with the other Encyclopedia of Presidents books. The book is 100 pages in length and written in fifth or sixth grade level.    It is published by Children’s Press, …

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Write It When I’m Gone (book review)

Write It When I’m Gone:  Remarkable Off-the-record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford by Thomas M. DeFrank.  The edition I listened to was read by Scott Brick, a very good reader.  The book was unabridged and produced by Books On Tape on seven discs. I borrowed it from my local public library. The copyright year is …

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A Woman of Courage (Book Review)

This 322-page book is written by one of my favorite authors, Wanda Brunstetter.  It is a 2014 copyright by Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Books, Uhrichvbille, OH. Brunstetter is, in my opinion, the original Amish fiction writers.  She wrote Amish fiction before it was trendy.  Like her counterpart, Beverly Lewis, she writes with …

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The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House (book review)

The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House is authored by Kate Andersen Brower, is 309 pages long (not counting photo pages) and is published by Harper Collins, copyright 2015.  I saw an excerpt by the author in a newspaper column recently and it was just the nibble I needed to borrow the …

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The Chicken Pox Panic (book review)

The Chicken Pox Panic by Beverly Lewis, Copyright 1993, and published by Bethany House Publishers in Minneapolis, MN has been around for a while.  I knew about the series because I worked in a Christian bookstore for a few years.  Most bookstores sell the book for the age level of 7-8 years old. This is …

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The House of Winslow Books 1-8

The prolific historical fiction writer of this forty-book series is a favorite of mine.  Regardless of what era of American history Gilbert Morris writes, he writes well-researched material and well-developed characters who live in interesting and inspiring plots.  Sometimes, in fact, the development of his character almost borders on too many features! Morris started this …

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Nearing Home (a book review)

Nearing Home is written by Dr. Billy Graham, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN Copyright 2011. Graham wrote this book when he was 92 years old.  The subject, appropriately so, is on aging.  It is practical and easy to read.  The outline is sensible and easy to follow.  In my opinion, Graham, as usual, …

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Herbert Hoover (Book Review)

Herbert Hoover  by David Holford, Eslow Publishers, Berleley Heights, NJ, Copyright 1999, 128 pages Once again, rather than slog my way through an expensive 400 page length book to learn about Herbert Hoover, I selected a book of 128 pages from the juvenile section of the library.  It is written in 6th grade level.  All …

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American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell

Do you have a favorite Rockwell painting?  They all seem to tell a story and I admit that when I was growing up, the Saturday Evening Post covers were fascinating to me.  This book gave me the reason why I was so fascinated.   I borrowed this audio book from my local library so I …

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