An Invisible Thread Book Review

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An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

“She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.” (Taken from The Description on Amazon.ca)

What would happen if you had an invisible Thread? Maybe you already have something like this and don’t even know it. An unlikely meeting one day that’s lasted for years and years. That’s the case of this book. Two unlikely people from different worlds that it seems like ,that create a friendship when they weren’t even expecting it.

We’ve all had friendships before, but have we had true friendships? The kind that each of you will be there through thick and thin and can talk about anything and the other person will be there? Sure, there’s always rough patches, we aren’t perfect. But True friends work things out, and whatever the circumstances may be, they stay friends whatever happens.

 

When I finished this book, I was truly captivated. This book seems like it has a lot of things in it things that we go through in our daily lives – frustrations, problems, you name it. This book has made me realized that things I might turn away from looking at, maybe I should turn away. Because you never know what may happen. It moved me to tears. I just want to reexamine my life now and maybe change the way I do somethings. This is One book that I think Everyone needs to read. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. With more added.

This Books was provided by Howard Books for Review purposes.

 

Dear International Olympic Committee

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I wrote this after the Olympics, but I’ve been hesitant to post this. But recent events (I’ll be making another post about the Paralympics) But I’ve decided to post this.

Are The Olympics supposed to be fair? Was the Oath said at the start of the games by the athletes and also the referees and officials?

To be honest in some events, it almost seems like the Oath was not kept, or something seriously happened.

What happened to the Olympic Oath during the Women’s Semi-final soccer game between Canada and USA with the referee’s bad calls that cost Canada the game? The whole world could see that they were bad calls and yet nothing happens. And FIFA wants to penalize Canada?  So every time a team argues with the ref because of a bad call should get penalized? It doesn’t always happen. And Bad calls that are so wrong even FIFA can tell their wrong. A goalie is supposed to get a warning for holding the ball too long first, among the bad calls If Sinclair’s arguing then you know something is wrong, and what happens? We lose because of those bad calls, and miss our chance at Gold.  So what’s your justification for still penalizing?

But being Canada, we’re like the phoenix, we might get knocked down, but we rise up and fight and win that Bronze medal! wooooo

Let’s go with the next instance of what I think was not fair. It involves the men’s 4x400m relay. I don’t know all the rules but don’t runner’s have to stay in their own lane and not all join in one so Oscar Pistorius couldn’t run as fast because his lane’s being clogged?

And that leads me to my next and final point. Let’s talk about what happened earlier today in the men’s 4x100m relay. These two points tie into each other. So in the men’s 4×400 they can all pile into one lane but they have to stay in their own lanes for the 4×100? You announce that Canada wins Bronze and the take it away after keeping them in suspense because no one knows what happened.

All we can do is pray that Rio will go more smoothly.

Serpent of Moses by Don Hoesel Book Review

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“Just three years after the recovery of Elisha’s bones, Dr. Jack Hawthorne has given up teaching and resumed the practice of archaeology, although his frequent absences have put a strain on his relationship with Esperanza. Things heat up when Esperanza receives a call from an antiquities dealer with troubling news about Jack, and her fears are confirmed. Jack has gone to Libya in search of another biblical artifact: the Nehushtan, the serpent staff of Moses.

After Jack arrives in Libya, he soon discovers he isn’t the only one searching for the Nehushtan. Later, in attempting to steal it, he finds himself in the hands of a man who just might be his match. Jack and his friends must stay one step ahead of the Libyan government, an overambitious member of the Vatican hierarchy, and an Egyptian assassin–if they stand any chance of staying alive long enough to recover the staff.”
(Description from Amazon.ca)

Because I am a blog review book person, I get emails about books to review. I came across this book in an email, and after I read the description for this. I got super excited. Basically it sounded, to put it short, ‘Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses’.

There was maybe a part of it that I felt could have been shortened a bit

It was such an exciting book to read! full of action, suspense, archaeology! It’s just like Indiana Jones, but it’s totally not! it’s an amazing read.  Since it is a Christian book, Don does a good job with it in here, but I think maybe there could be more in it? Anyways, if your an Indy fan and you like that kind of stuff, you definitely should give this book a read. I Didn’t know this was a sequel so I’m definitely going to be reading the other book now!

 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Live To Give by Austin Gutwein Book Review

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“Want to do something for God but don”t know what? Want to help others but don”t know who? Want to know what it is you”re really good at doing? Your gifts may feel small and insignificant. But God can use them to work a miracle!

 

Inspired by the biblical story of the feeding of the 5,000, Live to Give delivers a message of hope that we all have something to give.”
(Part of the Description from Chapters.ca)

It doesn’t matter what we can do but we can all do something. Not everyone will be able to do the same thing (who knows, maybe though) but one thing is better than nothing.

That’s basically the theme of this book. Austin shoots basketballs, he started a charity that has done some amazing things. We don’t need to be amazing at something, we just need to do it. Like in the feeding of the 5,000. The Boy had not much food with him, but look at what happened with it, and the craziest part? There was leftovers!

This book is simple, but definitely to the point. God can use anyone to work a miracle, he can use anyone to help others. . This book will definitely help you along that path, and even if you already know what to do. I think this book is just an encouragement to everyone..

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson
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