Friday, November 30, 2012

They Shall See God by Athol Dickson

They Shall See GodI started to write a review for this book a few weeks ago.  I tried again and again but somehow my words felt inadequate for a book that moved my soul like this one did.  I received this book on a Friday night, and since I usually work Fridays and Saturdays, I was disappointed.  Disappointed because once I read the prologue and the first chapter, I was hooked and I had to wait until Sunday to finish the book.  The crazy thing is that this was the first of Dickson's books that I read.  And the fans of Dickson said this was their least favorite book of his.  Of course, they still said they loved it.

Here's the summary from the back of the book:  Little Katie was a Christian. Her very best friend Ruth was a Jew. The girls’ eyewitness testimony sent a bad man to Louisiana's infamous Angola prison. 25 years later, Ruth has become an embittered Rabbi, Kate is a lonely widow, the bad man is out, and people are dying in the strangest of ways.

Torn apart in childhood by animosities beyond their understanding, Kate and Ruth can no longer elude the past’s unfinished business. To survive, these very different women must reach out to each other in spite of the mayhem and mistrust that shrouds one vital truth: sometimes the most dangerous of enemies crouches just inside the human heart.

Part of the book that intrigues me is the Jewish culture.  I have been a Christian since I was a young girl, but there has always been something about the Jews in Biblical and current times sets my heart yearning to learn more.  This book told a fascinating story but also showed modern Jewish culture here in America, a culture many Christians don't get to experience. 

But it was more than a story about Jewish and Christian ladies.  There was murder and intrigue   But this story wasn't gory (which is good because I am not a fan of Ted Dekker, much less secular authors of thrillers) even with the murders.  The murders weren't glossed over either.  The way Dickson told the story was different than a lot of thrillers.  He answered questions I had but the answers would cause me to ask more questions, which would be answered but caused me to have more questions and so on.  In fact, the identity of the murderer was revealed pretty early in the book and I had a firm grasp of what was going on.  Yet I was still on the edge of my seat.   Until it all came together in a way I didn't expect.    

This NOOK book is on sale right now for $2.99, but if the price goes up again to $9.99 it's still worth the price.  There were a couple typos in the book but it didn't trip me up very often, I only noticed them in passing (Just so you know I hate typos in books and have been known to take a star or two off my rating because of the publisher's mistake).  But I would give this book 5 stars.  I will also review more of Dickson's books future posts.  Click on the book above if you want to purchase the book at such a great price.  

And in full disclosure:  I was given a free copy of this book to review, but it in no way affected my opinion of the book.  If it had, I would have published this review weeks ago ;)  
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Sale Books $2.99 or Less

Courting Morrow Little  A Tailor-Made Bride  They Shall See God  The Cure    Winter Haven  Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook: Favorite recipes, homemade memories and little touches that make the holidays warm & cozy.  Confessions of a Grieving Christian

There are some more books for sale on your NOOK. Be sure to check the prices before you buy.  If the price listed on is different from the price on this blog, you will be charged the price listed on the Barnes and Noble site.

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Free Books

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids    Gone to Green: The Green Series #1

Free today.  Also, don't forget to check yesterday's post if you haven't already.  Most of those books are still free today.  Remember to check the prices before you download.  If there is a price listed instead of the word "FREE," you will be charged the listed price.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free Christian NOOK Books

Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters: Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Events  The Christmas Dog  Operation Bonnet  Sweet Baklava  Highland Sanctuary  The Big 5-OH!  The Edge of Grace  Before the Scarlet Dawn: Daughters of the Potomac, Book 1

Remember to check the prices before you download.  If there is a price listed instead of the word "FREE," you will be charged the listed price.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Free Fiction

Remembering Christmas  At Every Turn

Remember to check the prices before you buy.  If there is a price listed instead of the word "FREE," you will be charged the listed price.  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free Christmas Book

When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four: A Christmas Memory

Free short read from Baker today.  Make sure you check the price before you download.  If there is a price listed instead of the word "FREE," you will be charged the listed price.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

NOOK Book Sale $3.00 and Under

The Faith of St. Nick: An Advent Devotional  Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti  What Happens When Women Say Yes to God  Woman After God's Own Heart    The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--On Purpose and with a Plan  The Power of a Praying Woman  The Little Amish Matchmaker: A Christmas Romance  Lizzie's Amish Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from Three Generations of Amish Cooks  Running Around (and Such): Lizzie Searches for Love (Book One)  When Strawberries Bloom: Lizzie Searches for Love (Book Two)  Big Decisions: Lizzie Searches for Love (Book Three)  Wild Horses (Sadie's Montana Series #1)  Keeping Secrets (Sadie's Montana Series #2)  The Disappearances (Sadie's Montana Series #3)  Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Main Dishes and Sides  Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Appetizers, Finger Foods, and Beverages  Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Sweets and Desserts  Miracle of Christmas, The

I found some sale books.  All of these are currently under $3.00 or under.  And there are four that are $1.00 or under (the Christmas devotional and the Christmas cookbooks).  Make sure you check the prices before you buy.  If there is a price discrepancy between this blog and the Barnes and Noble site, you will be charged the price on the Barnes and Noble site.  Hurry over because these prices won't last long.  Also don't forget to check out my previous posts from today for free books.

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Free Ebooks to Download

There are some free Christian eBooks out there right now that you have to pay for from the Barnes and Noble site.  But no worries.  You can still get them for free, if you order them from I have downloaded plenty of eBooks from since owning my NOOK.  The only difference is that it takes some extra time to download them to your NOOK and the cover doesn't always show up.  It's more of a grey box on your NOOK screen.  But the entire contents from inside the book is there.  So if you don't mind a little extra work, I'll post the links to the books below.  If you haven't used before you will have to set up an account.  But the good news is that, unlike Barnes and Noble and Amazon, you don't need a credit card on file to order free eBooks (I believe, of course I set up my account up a few years ago, and things may have changed by now).

Touching Wonder: Recapturing the Awe of Christmas  A Marriage Carol  Everyday Matters Bible for Women-NLT: Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter

Just an added note, the Everyday Matter Bible for Women is just a sampler, not the whole Bible.  Also if you need directions on how to download these products to your NOOK, click on the link below.

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Monday's Free Books

Christmas at Harrington's  One Imperfect Christmas  The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow (Bright's Pond Series)  I Shall Not Want: The Psalm 23 Mysteries #2  Long Time Coming  Delivered With Love  The Voyage of Promise: Grace in Africa Series #2

Remember to check the prices before you buy.  If there is a price listed instead of the word "FREE," you will be charged the listed price.

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