Friday, October 4, 2013
Book Review: Hunt for the Devil's Dragon
Author: Wayne Batson
Hunt for the Devil's Dragon is a good story for kids to read and/or be read to.
Set in the Roman days of old, the adventure involves a dragon, several children, and a Christian soldier as the main characters.
I was at first a little leery reading this to my 6 and 8 year old because I thought the dragon might be a little too scary or violent, but the novel ended up handling everything well.
My children enjoyed the story and especially toward the end where most of the action takes place. This was a perfect length read, not too long and not too short.
4 / 5 Stars
I was given this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an impartial review.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Seal of God by Chad Williams
Seal of God is a book that any Christian interested in the military should enjoy. There are a few things that I really enjoyed about this book and a few that kept this from being a 5 star read, to find out more read on!
"Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq."
I enjoyed reading Seal of God by Chad Williams. The book does a good job of giving a biography of Chad's life leading up to his enlistment and then his experience as a Navy SEAL.
The book did feel like a duplicate in regards to the entire SEAL training regime and all of the different grueling training tactics that are employed by the Navy. I enjoyed the descriptions, and it made me appreciate what these brave men do for our country...but there wasn't much new here.
Once Chad was part of his team, the book focused on his difficulties in being a Christian and still trying to do his duty. The book didn't go into depth regarding his different tours of duty, and it would have been cool to here of some of his experiences in these areas.
My favorite part of this book was Chad's conversion story. This was the most powerful part of the book and reminding me of the transforming power of Christ in this dark world. This part of the book didn't happen until about page 190, but it was worth the wait.
I hope you enjoyed my review. Seal of God is a good book that is worth the read (and it was a quick one).
4 / 5 Stars
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of the Tyndale Blog Network review program.