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Evolution: The Grand Experiment by Dr. Carl Werner

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Dr. Carl Werner and the book: Evolution: The Grand Experiment New Leaf Publishing Group (October 8, 2007) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Carl Werner received his undergraduate degree in biology with distinction at the University of Missouri, graduating summa cum laude. He received his doctorate in medicine at the age of 23. He was the recipient of the Norman D. Jones Science Award and is both the author of Evolution: The Grand Experiment book an

Who Made You A Princess (All About Us Series, Book 4) by Shelley Adina

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Shelley Adina and the book: Who Made You A Princess? (All About Us Series, Book 4) FaithWords (May 13, 2009) Plus a Tiffany's Bracelet Giveaway ! Go to Camy Tang's Blog and leave a comment on her FIRST Wild Card Tour for Be Strong and Curvaceous , and you will be placed into a drawing for a bracelet that looks similar to the picture below. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author Shelley Adina wrote her first teen

Bible Study: Revelation - What Was, What Is, What Is To Come - Chapter 22

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Revelation Chapter 22. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations. 22:1 — there is a river that runs down the center of the city from God's throne. 22:2 — see Psalm 1:1-3; Ezekiel 47:1-12. There is a tree of life on each side of the river. It bears 12 crops of fruit, one per month, implying that the calendar (which is really no longer needed because this is eternity) has 12 months. Will there be seasons? Is that why months are mentioned? I wonder what kind of fruit it will be. Apples? A different fruit each month? Something we’ve never seen or tasted before? See Genesis 2:9 (AMP) 22:2 – see Psalm 1:1-3; Ezekiel 47:1-12.

REVIEW: Lonestar Secrets by Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble’s “Lonestar Secrets” is a wonderful story. The common thread woven through this “Lonestar” romance series is a marriage of (in)convenience. This time, the bride and groom are Shannon and Jake. Shannon is no stranger to pain. Her parents were flighty treasure hunters and the uncle who “raised” her after their deaths was less than kind. She became pregnant as a teenager by a handsome cowboy who promptly left her when he learned the news. When she delivered twins and the woman in the next room lost her baby girl, a well-meaning nurse gave one of Shannon’s babies to the other mother, telling Shannon that one of her girls had died. Jake is no stranger to pain, either. He is a widower raising his young daughter alone. When Shannon returns to be the town veterinarian, and their girls meet, they notice the resemblance is uncanny. When they learn that the girls are actually Shannon’s twins, they choose to marry to keep the family together. Not an ideal situation. But n

City of the Dead, by T.L. Higley Seven Wonders Series

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: T.L. Higley and the book: City of the Dead (Seven Wonders Series) B&H Books (March 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: From her earliest childhood, there was nothing Tracy loved better than stepping into another world between the pages of a book. From dragons and knights, to the wonders of Narnia, that passion has never abated, and to Tracy, opening any novel is like stepping again through the wardrobe, into the thrilling unknown. With e

REVIEW: Bon Appetit by Sandra Byrd

Here is my review of this wonderful novel: Sandra Byrd enchants the Francophile within with her novel, “Bon Appetit”! This is the delightful continuation of Lexi’s story that began in “Let Them Eat Cake”. This time, she is in Paris working for her former boss’ (Luc’s) family bakery and going to a prestigious school to learn baking techniques from French masters. France is fabulous, but Lexi misses home. Her relationship with Dan had barely begun when she left for Europe. And sometimes it’s difficult to fit in with the new crowd. Some, however, have welcomed her with open arms, like Philippe and Celine. Will Philippe steal Lexi’s heart? Will France? This is a fabulous read! Walking beside Lexi, I relived my childhood challenges of frequent moves and having to make new friends. I also learned a bit about French culture. I could almost taste the pastry as I read. The recipes included in the book helped. I fell in love with several more characters. And, because of the cliffhanger in this

Bible Study: Revelation - What Was, What Is, What Is To Come - Chapter 21

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Revelation Chapter 21. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations. 21:1-4 — Eerdmans' Concise Bible Handbook says that this new life is one long wedding celebration for all of God's people — the happiest, most joyful time imaginable. What is your favorite part of a wedding celebration? 21:1 — compare with Genesis 1:1, 10. new heaven and earth, no sea. Why no sea? The Life App SB may offer a possible explanation: "The sea in John's time was viewed as dangerous and changeable. It was also the source of the beast (13:1)." Also, remember the notes on 13:1 that the Jews believed the sea was evil. The Int'l

REVIEW: Every Now and Then by Karen Kingsbury

“Every Now and Then” by Karen Kingsbury is the third installment of her beautifully written 9/11 Series. Being a native New Yorker, myself, I am especially touched by these stories and the people they represent. This fictional tale is about Alex Brady, whose father was a FDNY firefighter killed on that fateful day. Alex has made it his mission to take down terrorists as a law enforcement officer. He has never healed from his father’s death, and left everyone he loved behind in New York when he moved to California. Holly loved Alex back in high school, but she was unable to get through to him after the tragedy. Now that they’re both in California, will Holly be able to finally get through to Alex and help him heal? Or is Alex beyond hope of recovery? Karen Kingsbury is one of the master storytellers of our generation! Her characters breathe, her situations have color and sound and smell. When you pick up one of her books, you are transported and transformed. The tears that her stories

Mohamed's Moon by Keith Clemons

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Keith Clemons and the book: Mohamed's Moon Realms (May 5, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Keith Clemens is a native of Southern California and graduate of English Literature at California State University, Fullerton. His passion for communication has resulted in the publication of more than a hundred articles. Today, in addition to writing, he appears on radio and television where he uses his communications skills to explain coming trends t

Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Davis Bunn and the book: Gold of Kings Howard Books (May 12, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Davis Bunn is the author of over nineteen national bestsellers, and his books have sold over six million copies in sixteen languages. The recipient of three Christy Awards, Bunn currently serves as writer-in-residence at Oxford University. Visit the author's website . Product Details: List Price: $24.00 Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Howard Books (