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“The Valley of the Dry Bones” by Jerry B. Jenkins

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The Valley of the Dry BonesThe Valley of the Dry Bones by Jerry B. Jenkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jerry Jenkins is well known for his fictional works about the end of the world, if Left Behind (the book series, not the movies) rings any bells. His works have typically been an engaging and enjoyable read, prompting excellent questions and investigations into eschatology. He is also known for his police series. This title, however, fits more into the former series. An apocalyptic work based off a drastic drought that utterly destroys the State of California, this book tells the story of a modern Ezekiel, facing a literal valley of dry bones.

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“Geek Parenting” by Stephen H. Segal & Valya Dudycz Lupescu

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Geek Parenting : What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a FamilyGeek Parenting : What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family by Stephen H. Segal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Parenting is one of the greatest challenges known to humankind. Taking a small child and raising it to fend for itself in the world is the most frightening, and worthwhile, adventure one can take. Continue reading

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“The Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A Parody” by John Moe

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The Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A ParodyThe Deleted E-Mails of Hillary Clinton: A Parody by John Moe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

John Moe is at it again with his parody-style books. With the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s (HRC) private email server and the deleted batch of emails, theories abound on what those emails could be about. Moe approaches the issue with a humorous twist, giving readers one more reason to either vote, or not vote, for her. From briefings on the small figurines club to expanding membership of the Fab Four, Hillary’s life is anything but unordinary. Moe gives life to the lifeless face of the Democratic politician, encouraging laughs in perhaps a duldrum of a career choice. While I may not be the best person to consult on this leader, Moe definitely gives hope that she is more than meets the eye, and in a not evil sort of way.

What were the deleted emails? The world may never truly know, but Moe at least sets out to make them sound much more fun than they could have been. Classified files? War documents? Boring! Instead, readers are graced with Hillary’s opinions of Scandal and fashionista tips. Moe gives an honest effort in his writing, but falls short of complete success. Worth three, maybe three-and-a-half stars, Moe succeeds with this book just like his Dear Luke work – a unique jab at humor that I just didn’t quite get. A for effort, but that alone doesn’t make the mark.

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“The Calling” by Rachelle Dekker

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The CallingThe Calling by Rachelle Dekker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This fictional title is by Rachelle Dekker. One of her inaugural works into the professional writing realm, Dekker follows the footsteps of her father, and famed author, Ted Dekker. For that reason along, I opted to review this title. I am a fan of Dekker’s (Ted) works, and was more than curious to see if he bequeathed his talent to his daughter.

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