The Valley of the Dry Bones by Jerry B. Jenkins

When a series of natural disasters leaves the state of California a wasteland, the U.S. government declares it uninhabitable. Less than 1% of the state’s population stays behind as all other relocate. Those who stay either could not leave, or decided to stay behind. One such group of 16 call themselves The Holdouts. They minister […]

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Update 11/25/16

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I don’t usually review my year’s goals until December, but I’ve been making some plans, and some changes, and I decided to do it now. The short version of the review is that I am behind… on everything. On Bible Study: I have done it. I haven’t slacked off […]

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Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund

In 1742, John Newton is a young sailor. He is preparing to sail to a new job, secured by his father, when he meets Polly Catlett. Her beauty and voice mesmerize him, and he becomes determined to win her heart. But Newton’s wayward and reckless behavior, and his questioning of God and faith, are concerns […]

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

At nine years old, Bruno’s world is turned upside down when his father gets promoted. He has to leave his home, his friends, and his grandparents and move to some place called Out-With. There is no one but soldiers for miles around, except for the people on the other side of the long, high fence. […]

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