Fairy Tales and Super Hero’s

Ok, so I love both. I grew up on fairy tales, being a lover of books and stories. My fondness for superhero’s came much later. Some people think me crazy or living in a fantasy world, but I beg to disagree. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and so many other fantasy writers take what we loved as children in the classic happily ever after fairy tales and shown the dark side of man, and the love of God. Good versus evil, never gets old, especially when good wins out every time. I think the longing in us all to be saved, to save, to be part of something bigger, to have a purpose is why I love those stories. Almost every superhero story starts out with a flawed individual who ends up doing good, putting the needs of others before themselves.

Jesus told stories to get his point across. I think modern day story tellers can do the same. Unfortunately, our society seems to like the dark, satanic stories of torture and torment. Sometimes I even hate walking down the isles of the local movie rental place, the covers themselves enough to cause nightmares. I have to thank those who continue to show that good is better than evil. That a story should have a moral and a point. There are even a few who are brave and take chances and risks. Ted Dekker is one of those authors who couldn’t find a publisher at first due to talking about passion, sex and intimacy. But he stuck to his guns, and his convictions and is a writer of renown, not just in the Christian world. I have had the privilege of reading a few good Christian fiction books lately that have the message that I think our world needs, and they entertain as well. I am giving you their links. Please check them out and support those brave men and woman who continue to press on!

From Ted Dekker:
The first book of his that I read and it got me hooked! http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Child-Bill-Bright/dp/0739423231/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
His fantasy that caught my heart! Passionate, romantic and full of God’s love!
http://www.amazon.com/Circle-4—1-Ted-Dekker-ebook/dp/B0052FTNJ2/ref=la_B001IODFIQ_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392491291&sr=1-2
My favorite Dekker books! http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Trilogy-Heavens-Wager-Thunder-ebook/dp/B005K0CM7O/ref=la_B001IODFIQ_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392491338&sr=1-19
Epic Christian books:
Francine Rivers, Mark of the lion series- http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Wind-Mark-Lion-ebook/dp/B0096W5GK2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
Bodie Theone, full of history! Zion Chronicles (only one of many wonderfully moving series)http://www.amazon.com/Gates-Zion-Chronicles-Bk/dp/1414301022/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392491775&sr=1-1&keywords=9781414301020
New authors! Up and coming Christian fiction authors.
Guy Stanton- http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Redemption-Warrior-Kind-ebook/dp/B00G72MF6M/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392491953&sr=1-1&keywords=9780991056507
Nicholas Downing- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GL4IOIE?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00GL4IOIE&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
J.J. Herbert- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098196480X?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=098196480X&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
Tracy Groot- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/098196480X?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=098196480X&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
Ronie Kendig- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616265949?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1616265949&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
Renee Riva- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589190912?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1589190912&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

Book Review for “A Warrior’s Revenge”-Christian Science Fiction

http://www.amazon.com/Warriors-Revenge-Warrior-Kind-ebook/dp/B00HX91MJE/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1392490125&sr=1-2&keywords=a+warrior%27s+revenge

I was given a copy of “A Warrior’s Revenge” by the author, Guy Stanton III, in exchange for an honest review. This is the last book of The Warrior Kind series. I loved them all! This one was no different than the rest in the fact that it is unapologetically Christian, has a ton of romance, fighting, science fiction, fantasy and strong morals. Did I mention I loved it? I give it five solid stars. Since reading the first book, I see some improvement in grammar and editing in this one. Mr. Stanton is one of my new favorite authors. I put him up there with Ted Dekker. I can recommend this book for Jr. High and up. There is some fighting and violence. Sad to see the series finish up, but will be moving on to his other work.

Book Review for “Ice Country”-YA Fantasy

http://www.amazon.com/Ice-Country-Saga-David-Estes-ebook/dp/B00C450JEQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392395971&sr=8-1&keywords=Ice+Country

David Estes continues with the epic story of The Country Saga. I was given a copy of book one to review and loved it so much that I purchased “Ice Country”. The writing style is simple and he obviously understands the mind of youth. A great book for teens and up. I can recommend for Jr. High age and older. A story of friendship, hardship and courage. Starting book three right away! I give this book a solid 5 stars.

Book Review for “Rouge”- YA Urban Fantasy

http://www.amazon.com/Rouge-Isabella-Modra-ebook/dp/B00EMEYUBA/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I really liked this book. It is a girl’s “superhero” story, not that I don’t think guys will like it as well. There is some swearing, and some sexual content, so I recommend for ages 17 and up. I am looking forward to the second book. This one pretty much lays the foundation of where the “superpower” comes from and who the enemy is. Great characters, only I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled with the love interest, he was a little to weak for me. But the door is left open to some interesting relationships in the series. I give it 4 stars. Would have gotten a 5 without the swearing and the sex. So if that kind of thing doesn’t bother you, then add a star.

Book Review For “Hatch”- Fantasy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G0KKBBC?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00G0KKBBC&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

At first I thought, “Another Dragon Rider book”, but I loved it. Great fantasy writing. Loveable characters, and of course, dragons. (The main one reminding me quite a bit of my dog). Appropriate for teens and up, will surely be looking forward to more in the series. I was given a copy of “Hatch” by the author, James Stevens, in exchange for an honest review. I give it 5 stars!

The Awesomeness of God

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“Sheol (the place of the dead) is naked before God, and Abaddon (the place of destruction) has no covering [from His eyes]. He it is Who spreads out the northern skies over emptiness and hangs the earth upon or over nothing. He holds the waters bound in His clouds [which otherwise would spill on earth all at once], and the cloud is not rent under them. He covers the face of His throne and spreads over it His cloud. He has placed an enclosing limit [the horizon] upon the waters at the boundary between light and darkness. The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at His rebuke. He stills or stirs up the sea by His power, and by His understanding He smites proud Rahab. By His breath the heavens are garnished; His hand pierced the [swiftly] fleeing serpent. Yet these are but [a small part of His doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice! Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power?” Job 26:6-14

Yep, God is awesome. Read Job, He even tells us in His own words how great He is! How can we be anything less than humble when we realize how magnificent He really is. So why do we, at times, think He can’t perform what He promised? Why do we put the God of the Universe in a puny box and say our problems are too big for Him? Abraham was given a promise that could never take place in the natural. He said, “Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord?” (Gen 18:14a).

Numbers 23:19
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
God is able and willing to perform what He has promised. Look at Exodus 14. Moses had the people at the edge of the Red Sea, this was part of God’s plan. Pharaoh and his army of chariots were thundering down on the escaped slaves. Naturally they panicked. Moses told them in verse 14, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” How many times have we heard that one quoted as “Be still and see the power of God” and truly He does deliver in His mercy as we sometimes rest, but lets move on to verse 15-16. God corrects what Moses has just told the people. “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.” His plan wasn’t for them to be still, but to ACT! Moses knew that God would deliver them, but God wanted them to act on that belief. That’s faith, putting actions to out belief and our hope.

God is awesome! He is also our Father. When your father is God, what can stop you?

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Book Review for “An Emerging Threat”-Fantasy

http://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Threat-The-Seekers-Burden-ebook/dp/B00G4LS6AK/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

I was given a copy of “An Emerging Threat” by the author, Mark Lein, in exchange for an honest review. This was a good fantasy. The first in a series, it sets the foundation for the next stories. We are introduced to some of the characters, lands and peoples. Good writing, interesting plot. Classic story of good versus evil. I really liked it. I am looking forward to reading the rest. I can recommend to teens and up. I give it 4 stars.

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