Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Black Box by Larry Jones * A Review

Flight 027 out of Hong Kong has crashed in the mountains of central Asia. Four men and three women on a routine airplane trip suddenly find themselves stranded in a snow-covered wasteland, fighting for their lives.As the group struggles to endure, intrigue and mystery arise as some of the survivors seem bent on carrying out a hidden agenda--an agenda that centers on finding the plane's black box. Caught up in a web of deceit, flight attendant Dorothy Chandler and the other six survivors must look within to find the deliverance they so desperately desire.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Whitaker House (September 27, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0883688727
ISBN-13: 978-0883688724
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

In 1979, Larry Jones and his wife Frances founded Feed the Children, a nonprofit organization providing aid and assistance to children and families in need. Larry served as president of the organization until 2009.
Larry Jones was born in 1940 in Scottsville, Kentucky, and grew up in Bowling Green. He attended Oklahoma City University for his Bachelor of Arts degree and Phillips Seminary in Enid, Oklahoma, for his Bachelor's of Divinity degree. Larry is married to the former Frances Hackler, and they have two children: Allen and Larri Sue.

Over the years Larry Jones has received national and international recognition for his service to others, including the H. J. Heimlich Humanitarian Award for relief efforts throughout the world in 2000, the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1995, Oklahoman of the Year in 1994, the National Caring Award in 1993, ABC News "Person of the Week" in 1990, plus Humanitarian Commendations from Armenia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, and Lebanon. Additionally, Larry Jones is the author of numerous books, including How to Bend without Breaking, How to Make It to Friday, The 15-Second Secret, and Life's Interruptions, God's Opportunities.

 This book was published in 2004, but it is such a fantastic book and I‘m so glad I read it. If you haven’t read it I really urge you too. I really love the title and cover of Black Box.
  I love books that involve survival and the things people do or don’t do during crisis. How they depend on each other or how they blame each other for everything that happens.
  The two people I liked the most in this story are Dorothy, a flight attendant and an Anglican bishop. How he gave everyone hope and peace, but he waited until they just couldn’t depend on themselves anymore. So often in life that is how it is. We only think we can believe and depend on ourselves. We seem to put God aside and do things our selves.
  I like Black Box because it tells why the airplane a 747 crashed, how it told each of the survivors story and the things they did to help the others or the ones that just wanted to help themselves. How each decsion we make in life not only affects ourselves, but everyone around us.
  Black Box had some tense, suspenseful moments and also so much helpfulness and forgiveness.  I highly recommend this book and I will be keeping my copy. It is a book that I would like to read again.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 

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