Monday, March 21, 2011

Death Cloud - Book Review by Maddie

Death Cloud by Andew Lane

Finally, for all mystery and suspense lovers, the origins of the most famous Sherlock Holmes is unveiled in this epic tale. Only 14, Sherlock solves his first mystery ever. His father being away, and his brother Mycroft too busy, Sherlock is forced to spend his school break at his distant uncle's house, where he finds two dead bodies and uncovers a conspiracy. The story is very well written and uses every detail possible from earlier books. A captivating storyline and completely unexpected ending makes this the perfect book for anyone with a sense of adventure.

Book review by Maddie

Monday, March 14, 2011

How Good is Good Enough - Book Review

How Good is Good Enough? By Andy Stantely

So religion is something most people like to try not to worry about. Just be good most of the time and you’re set, right?


If you believe that all it takes to get into Heaven is be a “good” person, then do yourself a favor and read this book. It’s not even 100 pages long, and the pages are small. Obviously using the Bible as its base for information, this book digs deep and shows the truth behind what salvation really is and how to get there. Recounting the story of Jesus Christ and His teachings on earth, from His birth to resurrection, Stantely shows what the Bible says about salvation and what it takes to go to Heaven. Also, he has a very easy-to-understand and humorous way of writing, ensuring that the book never gets boring. It’s a fun read, but it also may be one of the most important books you will ever read. After all, your eternal future kind of depends on it. Trust me, you’ll enjoy the book, and if you don’t go to church often then maybe this is just what you need.

Book review by Joe W.

Radical by David Platt - Book Review

Radical by David Platt

This is definitely one of my favorite books! The author talks about living a radical life for Christ, and everything that it involves. He reminds us that Christ says that when following Him, we will GIVE UP money, convenience, security, even family to follow Him. Christ says we have to pick up our crosses DAILY, but honestly, who lives like that now? The author explains what this means, and how it should affect our lifestyles, and how it has affected people in his church. He talks about churches around the world, where they could get arrested or even killed for meeting together, but they love Christ so much that they go anyway. They don't have the fancy churches we have, the musical entertainment we have, some don't even have Bibles, but that doesnt stop them from meeting together. That's Radical, and it makes me ask myself if I would be willing to keep following Christ in those circumstances.

At the end of the book, the author lays out a plan for how we can live a radical life, such as praying specifically for the whole world, spending time in missions, and spending more time in the Bible. He includes stories of how this plan has changed the lives of some of the members in his church, and how it has changed his.

Book Review by Rebecca C.