Monday, March 21, 2011

A Conversation With God

A Conversation with God for Women
by Marcia Ford
ISBN 978-0-7852-3179-0
Thomas Nelson Publishing

It's not very often I give a negative review. But in this case... I'm willing to make an exception.

I expected thought provoking, perhaps sentimental even. What I got was the same old, same old.

Mostly I was reminded of the weak-minded who often cry out "Why me, God???" when bad things happen.

I for one could not recommend this book to anyone even seriously contemplating purchase. Instead, simply pick up your Bible. The answers are much clearer, concise and to the point than this rhetoric.

I give this one a thumbs down.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Grenville & The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Grenville & The Lost Colony of Roanoke
The First English Colony of America
by Andrew Thomas Powell - 2011
ISBN 978 1848765 962

Powell leads us through the maze of written documents surrounding the forming and sending of the group of individuals, men and women, who were the first English colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina.

Through transcribed letters and diaries we are taken into the minds of the men who jurneyed to America and carried the colonists, their supplies, and their dreams.

While Sir Richard Grenville does indeed take a significant place in the happenings, he only played a small part.

The beginning text gives a bit of a biography on Grenville, allowing us a rare insight into the man. Then we are lead through the maze of documents Powell pored over, allowing us to come to some of our own conclusions before finally Powell leads us through his own thoughts on what happened to the Lost Colony.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Lost Colony and research of it, as well as anyone interested in the early foundation years of colonization by England in America. It is a fascinating look that is well worth the read.

I give this book ...
...five stars, and... thumbs up award!

***DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase for my own home library. No obligation for review was made.