Monday, September 29, 2008
I've been unsure of what I should post on here because I'd like to post what you want to see.
So on the left of this post is a poll. Please vote! :D
If you don't like anything you see, or want to add something, please post. I'd love to contribute more to this blog!
Anyways, I've been having this feeling that I have been posting too much positive book reviews. if you'd like to see more book reviews, I'd be glad to write reviews on every book I read, whether I like it or not.
I'm not sure about the videos and poems and such that I see, so I'd like your feedback on that.
By the way, you may vote on more than one choice. :D
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Though this book is a new release and won't officially be out for 4 days, I'll give you somewhat of a preview! It is now available in some stores I have seen, and my library has it on order, so I decided to share my review now.
Eternity's Edge, book two in the Echoes From the Edge Series, is an exciting addition that is (if possible) more exhilarating and more mysterious than Beyond the Reflection's Edge.
Nathan Shepherd continues his quest to find his parents and save the world by preventing interfinity, a collision of dimensions, along with Kelly, Daryl, Dr. Simon, Clara, and Patar in the maze of different worlds.
Strange things begin happening. The people experience wacky weather, strange dreams, and widespread pandemonium all caused by interfinity, and Mictar, one who seeks to control the cosmos, is at large.
Nathan and Kelly set out to restore order and prevent Mictar from destroying the dimensions, and discover the secret of the quattro, a mirror that holds many secrets.
Will they stop interfinity? Will Nathan find and rescue his parents?
Find out in Eternity's Edge.
I highly recommend this book! It has action, humor, selflessless, and wonder. A reader will keep the pages turning as they dive into the adventure alongside the teens.
Friday, September 26, 2008
by Edward Roland Sill
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"
The jester doffed his cap and bells
And stood the mocking court before;
The could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.
He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful on me, a fool!
"No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but, Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
"T is not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
'T is by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
"These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.
"The ill-timed truth we might have kept-
Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we have not sense to say-
Who knows how grandly it had rung?
"Our faults no tenderness should ask,
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders-oh, in shame
Before the eyes of Heaven we fall.
"Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; But Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
The room was hushed; in silence rose
The king, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
"Be merciful to me, a fool!"
I hope this touches your heart and mind as it did me.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
When Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver are sent on a mission to rescue captives of the Seven Circles, little do they know that they are embarking on their biggest and most harrowing adventure yet through a strange village, a dangerous castle, and a dark cave.
A wonderful addition to the popular Dragon in Our Midst series, this book is highly recommended. Action packed, full of danger and adventure. Bryan Davis has masterfully woven this story to touch the hearts and minds of all readers. I highly recommend this book to any fantasy lover age ten and up!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Last of the Nephilim by Bryan Davis is an exiting new addition to the Oracle of Fire series. It's chalk full of surprises, adventure, and climaxes that keep a reader hooked! Old fans and new will thoroughly enjoy Last of the Nephilim. I highly recommend this book to all readers age 10 and up! As the plans to connect Heaven and earth while eliminating the dragonic race. Ashley, Walter, Abigail, and Thigocia set off to Second Eden, a place lead by father Abraham, a former dragon, and its populace of innocent and sinless people, to stop the joining of the worlds. But evil is ever-present. The last of the Nephilim of earth reawakens, but will he be evil, or good? Meanwhile, a series of events take place, a lie is spoken and the rest of the Nephilim descend into second Eden. Will the Nephilim win? Will the plan to resurrect Timothy succeed?
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Imagine a cake, a large one with delicious frosting, a delightful aroma, and topped with ice cream. Next to it are several eggs, flour, vegetable oil, and several other food items. Between the two, which one would you delve into?
Yet, was the cake possible without the ingredients? Some things in our life may be like raw eggs or dry flour. Bitter, not comfortable, and overall not enjoyable. You might ask God why it's happening to you. You may not remember that God sees the whole picture.
The batter of a cake must go through the fire in order be called a cake. You may have had one really testing time, several, or may be going through one right now. If a cake wasn't fully cooked would the baker just take it out of the oven and eat or sell it? Most likely not. Would he put the cake back into the oven, back into the fire, to be fully cooked and beautiful?
Only when the cake is done baking, only when it is whole and fully cooked does the baker take it out of the oven.
You may think, "Well, what about the martyrs? What about those who died or never lived a life like that?" Well, you're forgetting one thing. After the cake is done baking, does the baker just take it out and sell it? Or would he add icing? You see, we don't get the icing until we get to Heaven to be with out Lord Jesus Christ. We shall see our Make and rejoice for the hard times that made us who we are. Though sometimes we don't understand God, it's because we don't see the whole picture.
And the pain falls like a curtain
On the things I once called certain
And I have to say the words I fear the most
I just don’t know
And the questions without answers
Come and paralyze the dancer
So I stand here on the stage afraid to move
Afraid to fall, oh, but fall I must
On this truth that my life has been formed from the dust
God is God and I am not
I can only see a part of the picture He’s painting
God is God and I am man
So I’ll never understand it all
For only God is God
And the sky begins to thunder
And I’m filled with awe and wonder
‘Til the only burning question that remains
Is who am I
Can I form a single mountain
Take the stars in hand and count them
Can I even take a breath without God giving it to me
He is first and last before all that has been
Beyond all that will pass
Oh, how great are the riches of His wisdom and knowledge
How unsearchable for to Him and through
Him and from Him are all things
So let us worship before the throne
Of the One who is worthy of worship alone
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A long awaited sequel to Eye of the Oracle does not disappoint. Continuing from where the Dragons in Our Midst saga left off, readers won't have time to feel disappointed about Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver is not really active in the story
Ashley, Walter, and Karen set out with Ashley's dragon mother as they search for Ashley's brother, Gabriel, but in the process they are hindered by a dragon of old and a plot to connect Heaven with earth. They discover Sapphira Adi, a girl who is thousands of years old who lives deep underground with slumbering giants.
With scenes that have you crying, climaxes that have you wanting more, and a great story plot that never ceases to amaze, this book is a must read!
This is a tour of eight amazing authors! I've read books by Mr. Bryan Davis, Mr. Wayne Batson, and Mrs. Donita K. Paul. If you live in the west coast, I highly recommend checking it out! Here is the schedule as of far.
Friday – October 3rd
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Mennonite Educational Institute (Middle School)
4081B Downes Road
1pm – 3pm - Full school assembly
4:30pm – 6:00pm –Meet the Authors Dinner with 20 student reading contest winners
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Speaking Event with parents and students
8:30pm – Book Sales and Autograph session
Saturday – October 4th
Harvest Logos Bookstore 3pm to 5pm
115 N. 85th St. #100
Seattle, WA 98103
Salt Shaker Bookstore – 6:30 to 8:30pm
1456 Cole St.
Enumclaw, WA, 98022
Sunday – October 5th
Portland events to be announced
Evangel Family Bookstore 6pm to 8pm
1600 N Riverside Ave # 1063
Medford, OR 97501
Monday – October 6th
Trinity Christian School – 1:30pm to 2:30pm
5225 Hillsday Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95842
Barnes & Noble - 6pm to 8pm
1725 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Tuesday – October 7
Children’s Hospital Central California Charity event – 11:00 am
Berean Christian Stores – 6pm to 8pm
7512 N. Blackstone Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
Wednesday – October 8th
Reedley Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce sponsored all City Downtown “Cultural Arts Night” on Reedley’s main street.
“G” Street will be blocked off with booths in the street. Reedley Exponent Newspaper is doing a full page article on the 8 authors and the event. They are inviting the local Artists, local Authors and our 8 Authors will be the featured special guests with a booth center stage. Live music and food booths.
Thursday – October 9
Los Angeles, California
Bethany Christian School – 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
93 N Baldwin Ave, Ste B
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Bookstore event – 5pm to 7pm
Valley Book & Bible
6502 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Friday – October 10
Sun Valley, California
Village Christian Schools 8:50am to 1:00pm
8930 Village Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Calvary Chapel Church – 7pm to 9pm
7800 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Saturday – October 11th
San Diego, California
Barnes & Noble – 2pm to 4pm
Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126