“The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence” by Matthew Curtis Fleischer

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The Old Testament Case for NonviolenceThe Old Testament Case for Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: this book is intended for Christian audiences. The book looks at the violence of the Christian Old Testament and tries to argue for a fulfillment in Jesus, giving a future status of nonviolence. To accomplish this, the author first highlights the score of violent episodes found in Torah. Continue reading

Category: Nonfiction, Review

“Our Young Guardians: Seven & Two” by Rodi Szoke

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Our Young Guardians: Seven & TwoOur Young Guardians: Seven & Two by Rodi Szoke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book gives a mysterious tale wrapped in riddles. While enjoyable at times, much like the cavern scene in The Hobbit, the unfortunate circumstance in this case is the reader’s connection to the narrator, in which it reads much like a manuscript discovered, with the riddles saved for the audience. Continue reading

Category: Fiction, Review, Sponsored

“Jews Don’t Need Jesus. . .” by Avi Snyder

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Jews Don't Need Jesus. . .and other Misconceptions: Reflections of a Jewish BelieverJews Don’t Need Jesus. . .and other Misconceptions: Reflections of a Jewish Believer by Avi Snyder
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Being a former Christian and Messianic Jew and now a practicing Orthodox Jew, I thought this book would be perfect for me to read and review. In fact, I acquire an advance reader copy of the text when I was leaving the evangelical fold for Judaism. This book did not do anything to reconcile my concerns and issues I found within the Jesus camp. Continue reading

“Maverick and Me” by Katherine Schwarzenegger

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Maverick and MeMaverick and Me by Katherine Schwarzenegger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is sure to melt your heart. This tale is based on the true story of the author’s care for animals that are alone in the world. A very real need in the animal community today is animal adoption, the theme of this book. Continue reading