Sunday, February 15, 2015


Actually I have two winners to announce today.
Tammy G.

Winner of the DVD 23 BLAST is
My Flower

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Plain Sight stories of hope and freedom REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

You may have heard the term sex trafficking and thought that it was just an international issue. While the term trafficking may conjure images of desperate illegal immigrants being forced into prostitution by human smugglers, over 80 percent of victims in 2011 confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens. Or, maybe, you heard about the recent case in Ohio where three girls were kidnapped and kept as sex slaves...and you thought it was just one guy with a serious problem. Think again. It s happening in plain sight, and you probably don t even realize it.

Actors: Natalie Grant
Directors: Noah Lamberth, David Trotter
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Word Films
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2015
Run Time: 68 minutes
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

   In Plain Sight stories of Hope and Freedom is a moving, sad, but a movie full of hope. It talks about sex trafficking, but not in other 3rd world countries, but here in the U.S. Not just in big cities, but in rural and small areas everywhere.
   Here are some facts for you to read:
Over 80 percent of victims in 2011 confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens. 80% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls and up to 50% are minors .
90% of prostituted women have been physically abused as children .
70% of sex trafficking is linked to organized crime .
75% of prostituted women have attempted suicide.
The average age for girls trafficked into prostitution in the US is 12-14.
 A pimp’s yearly income is around $632,000.
Some of the names of the homes these ladies opened to help the victims are:
Courage Worldwide
Hope for Justice
Redeemed Ministries
The Samaritan Woman
These homes are such peaceful, beautiful places for the victims to live in while they learn how to take care of themselves and heal. All of the homes have a strong Biblical base and are free with no expectations for the women and girls. Their job is just to heal and learn that there is good out there.
  This film is such an important one and we all need to help in any way we can. Don’t just close your ears and shut your eyes to this trafficking, but help. Go to the movie site and see what all you can do to help.
  I highly recommend this movie for the things it can tell us that are happening right where we live. We can’t sit in silence anymore.

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Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton A REVIEW

A Rowdy Slater Novel
Marcus Brotherton

Sergeant Rowdy Slater is the most skilled-and most incorrigible-soldier in Dog Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, an elite group of paratroopers fighting for the world's freedom in World War II.

Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Rowdy returns to the States after the war, turns his life around, and falls into the only job he can find-preacher at the sparsely populated community church in Cut Eye, Texas, a dusty highway town situated at the midpoint of nowhere and emptiness.

The town's lawman, suspicious that Rowdy has changed his ways only as a cover up, gives an ultimatum: Rowdy must survive one complete year as Cut Eye's new minister or end up in jail.

At first Rowdy thinks the job will be easy, particularly because he's taking over for a young female missionary who's held the church together while the men were at war. But when a dark-hearted acquaintance from Rowdy's past shows up with a plan to make some quick cash, Rowdy becomes ensnared due to an irrevocable favor, and life turns decidedly difficult.

Rowdy's a man used to solving problems one of two ways: with his rifle or with his fists. Will he be able to thwart his old friend's evil schemes while remaining true to his new higher calling?

This is a wild ride of a book bursting with a bank robbery, kidnapping, desperate prayers, and barroom brawls. Before the smoke clears, all sides just might end up getting exactly what they want.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1213-3
Published: October, 2014
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Weight: 0.66 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

MARCUS BROTHERTON is the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. Notable works include Shifty's War, A Company of Heroes, and the oral history project,We Who Are Alive and Remain: untold stories from the Band of Brothers, a New York Times bestseller. This is his first

   Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton is an O.K. book. I did enjoy most of it, but wasn’t totally thrilled with it.
  Rowdy could either go to jail for helping to rob a bank or become a preacher in a town that was more involved in the saloon and unruly behavior. So of course he chose to become a preacher. I considered this book more of a comedy than an adventure or suspenseful story. It’s hard to believe that a man could get caught up in robbing banks and people when they don’t want to. Also I thought the author talked to much about the women’s forms under their clothes.  No one is going to let a man just come and be a preacher without him having knowledge and desire to be a preacher. The first sermon he gave he couldn't think of anything so he talked about skinning and gutting a squirrel.  This book just didn't make it for me. To much silliness and outlandish things.
  Just wanted to thrilled with the way the story moved along or how it wasn’t that exciting. It is a O.K. read if you want to take your time to read it.

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June Bug by Chris Fabry A REVIEW

June Bug believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she walked into Wal-Mart and saw her face on a list of missing children. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately herself. A modern interpretation of Les Miserables, the story follows a dilapidated RV rambling cross-country with June Bug and her father, a man running from a haunted past. Forces beyond their control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 23, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414319568
ISBN-13: 978-1414319568
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

I graduated from the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I have been married to Andrea since 1982. We have nine children. In October of 2008 our family evacuated our house in Colorado, leaving behind all our belongings because of a toxic mold situation. Since then we have been living near Tucson, Arizona, working on recovering our health after the mold exposure.

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  June Bug by Chris Fabry is an excellent novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it and glad that I read it.
  The characters are so life like and you can really live the story through them. I really came to love
June Bug and her “Dad”.  Usually I don’t care for books that are told through the eyes of a child/young person. To me it seems to be lacking something, but with June Bug it wasn’t that way. June Bug was not only told through a young girl, but also others.
  June Bug talks about Walmart and WV which are close to me so it really is a down to earth type of read.  Don’t get me wrong there is also lots of adventure and family tradgies that add so much to the book.
  When you read this book you will feel fulfilled and hopeful. It has a wonderful, but sort of sad ending. I guess you could say happy and sad together. Very highly recommended. You will be glad you read this book.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015


23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve, blinding him overnight. With the support and influence of his parents, physical therapist, coach, and best friend, Travis displays true bravery by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and his closest friend, Jerry Baker, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerrys attraction to the dark side of adolescent temptations threaten to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

Actors: Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang, Max Adler, Alexa PenaVega
Directors: Dylan Baker
Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Capitol Christian
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2015
Run Time: 98 minutes

   23 Blast is a really cool movie. It is based on a true story and I find it amazing.
  Travis gets an infection that changes his whole life. It’s really surprising to me how fast he loses his sight.
  Travis and his friend Jerry have been friends since grade school. They love football and play great together. Travis tries to do the right things, but Jerry wants to drink and party, but still looks to Travis and how they play football together.
  After Travis loses his sight Jerry still comes around and they have fun together. Travis’ coach has a crazy idea that Travis can still play football, but in a different position. It takes a lot of trouble and hardship, but the team comes together and helps Travis.
  This is a truly wonderful, amazing story that is very inspiring. It is a great family or church DVD. It will inspire young people. I highly recommend it.

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The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo A REVIEW

When a group of immortal vigilantes threatens millions, only one man is brave enough to stand in their way.

Their story didn’t start this year…or even this millennium.

It began when Moses was on Mt. Sinai. Tired of waiting on the One True God, the twelve tribes of Israel began worshipping a golden calf through pagan revelry. Many received immediate death for their idolatry, but 40 were handed a far worse punishment—endless life on earth with no chance to see the face of God.

This group of immortals became the 13th Tribe, and they’ve been trying to earn their way into heaven ever since—by killing sinners. Though their logic is twisted, their brilliance is undeniable. Their wrath is unstoppable. And the technology they possess is beyond anything mere humans have ever seen.

Jagger Baird knows nothing about the Tribe when he’s hired as head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. The former Army Ranger is still reeling from an accident that claimed the life of his best friend, his arm, and his faith in God.

The Tribe is poised to execute their most ambitious attack ever and the lives of millions hang in the balance. When Jagger’s wife and son are caught in the crossfire, he’ll stop at nothing to save them. But how can one man stand against an entire tribe of immortals?

Series: An Immortal Files Novel (Book 1)
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595541691
ISBN-13: 978-1595541697
Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Robert Liparulo has received rave reviews for both his adult novels (Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock) and the best-selling Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their four children.

  I really, really love this book, The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo.  It’s a fiction suspense type of book.
  It tells a story starting with Moses and Mt. Sinai and how the Israelites grew tried of waiting for Moses and how they started worshipping the golden calf. The 13th Tribe is a group of Israelites who were punished with immortal life. They could never die and never go to rest in Heaven. They thought their plot in life was to end all evil, by killing sinners and earning their entrance into Heaven. Since they have lived for thousands of years they are very smart in all kinds of way, technology and warfare just to name a couple.
  This book is also about Jagger who is head of security for an archaeological dig on Mt. Sinai. He is really having trouble with the death of his best friend and his family.
  Then Jagger meets the 13th Tribe. That is when the action begins. This book is so suspenseful and full of great action that you won’t be able to put it down. I just love this book and I highly recommend it.

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Still Life by Christa Parrish A REVIEW

A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.

Adah spent her first twenty-five years with her family as part of a fringe religious sect. Her only contact with the outside world was through customers at their farm store. Then she met Julian, a photojournalist who'd come to document their lifestyle. They eloped mere days later and Adah was thrust into a completely new life as a wife, city-dweller, and an individual allowed to make her own decisions. But she has no idea who she is.

On her twenty-sixth birthday, Julian plans to fly home from an assignment to give her her first-ever birthday present. He's thrilled when Katherine Cramer gives up her seat so he can make the flight. But the plane crashes and everyone on board is killed, including Julian.

Adah is completely at a loss, with no friends and no marketable skills. When Julian's last photographs are published, her life errupts into chaos. She begins travelling-with Julian's camera for a companion-searching for answers to who she is and what she really wants.

Meanwhile, Katherine must live with the knowledge of why she gave up her seat-to extend her affair one more night. She recognizes her survival as a second chance to save her marriage. But is it too late?

When Adah's and Katherine's paths cross, they discover that there's still life ahead for both of them.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401689035
ISBN-13: 978-1401689032
Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Christa Parrish is the author of five novels, including the 2009 ECPA Book of the Year Watch Over Me and the Christy Award-winning Stones for Bread. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, writer and pastor Chris Coppernoll. They have four children in their blended family.

   Still Life by Christa Parrish is an extremely wonderful story. It shows us how much how our lives affect others. Even those we don’t know. How our decisions bad or good can bring conflict to others.
  Still Life is two stories intertwined into one.  Adah was born and raised in a very strict religious group. Where women and girls had no rights or privileges.
  Adah works at the farm store where she met Julian and just by one meeting God gave them both the same feeling that they were to be married. So Adah leaves secretly and they marry. It is hard for them both. She doesn’t know how a normal person acts unless someone tells her what to do. Julian works with her and tells her things she needs to do.
  Adah never had a birthday party and Julian wants to give her one, but he is out at a job and tries to get back for her birthday.
  The other story is about Katherine and her family. How she thinks only of herself and how she gives up her plane seat to Julian so she can indulge in more of her sin.
  Adah and Katherine both change and this book Still Life tells how they did it. It isn’t a soft kind of read. It will make you think and realize that no matter what you do others will be affected. I highly recommend Still Life. An excellent addition to any library.

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