Reviews by Ali

Read Ali's Blog

Luminary

Luminary

On 1/28 Ali wrote: Luminary By Krista McGee The second book in the Anomaly series, Luminary, continues with the escape of Thalli, Ber, John, and Rhen from the State. They find their way to New Hope and begin to adjust to life above ground and away from the State. Then, the nearby city of Athens attacks New Hope to take ... Really pulls you into the story

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 12/18 Ali wrote: I read this book already having knowledge about eating healthy and working out due to my degree in exercise. The book was a great refresher in knowledge I already knew and some new statistics that the medical community has come up with recently. While some parts were a bit technical, anyone could read ... Great book for New Year's Resolutions

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Last Light

Last Light

On 11/9 Ali wrote: Terri Blackstock creates a story based on what would happen to humans if we lost all the things we take for granted on a semi-permanent basis. A pulse emitted from space knocks out all power sources, including newer cars with computer chips. This leaves transportation to bikes, horses, walking, and the ... Interesting read

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage

On 8/28 Ali wrote: Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble The second book of the Hope Beach series begins with immediate intrigue. A young mother is murdered by someone she knows and the death is declared accidental. Several months later upon the arrival of Amy, questions begin to surface and clues come to light about ... Great intrigue!

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue

On 5/1 Ali wrote: Almost 14 year old Emily O'Reilly wants nothing more than to get her own search and rescue dog and begin training under Bree and Samson. Unfortunately, while selling jewelry at a local festival, Emily's copy of a famous piece of jewelry is swapped with the original and Emily is accused of stealing! Emily ... Great mystery and uplifting read for young readers

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fire of the Raging Dragon

Fire of the Raging Dragon

On 12/13 Ali wrote: The South China Sea is a hotbed of military rivals and attempted takeovers. The Chinese President launches an attack on the island of Itu Aba and takes power away from the Taiwanese. The United States has several ships and subs in the South China Sea to prevent these two Chinese countries from starting ... Fire of the Raging Dragon #2 Pacific Rim Series by Don Brown

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The River

The River

On 9/27 Ali wrote: The River is a fictional story of a man that suffers great loss on The River at a young age, but then finds himself years later by returning to The River. This book is written to bring to life the many struggles that people all across the world encounter at some time or another. While I enjoyed reading ... The River by Michael Neale

Ali's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Swipe

Swipe

On 8/23 Ali wrote: Swipe is the first book in a series about taking the Mark that is mentioned in Revelation. While completely fictional, it tells the story of Logan and how in a world that has come to accept receiving the Mark, he sees inconsistencies. His sister supposedly died taking the Mark and ever since then, Logan ... Swipe by Evan Angler

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Great Day Every Day

Great Day Every Day

On 3/27 Ali wrote: Great Day Every Day helps the Christian to find how to make each day a great day. Lucado uses scripture to show how no matter what situation, the people chose to have a great day. He uses Paul in prison as a great example. Lucado also tells the story of one man that survived as a POW and how he found ... Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Beyond Molasses Creek

Beyond Molasses Creek

On 2/24 Ali wrote: Ally Green comes home after 40 plus years to bury her father and take care of his house, now her house. Her life is once again intwined with Vesey Washington, her childhood friend from across the river. Ally revisits her interactions with Vesey over the years to form a picture of true love and friendship. ... Should not be pulished as Christian fiction

Ali's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Love & Respect Experience

The Love & Respect Experience

On 11/14 Ali wrote: The Love & Respect Experience by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs This book is a devotional with the claim "A Husband-Friendly Devotional that Wives Truly Love." Dr. Eggerichs uses the information in his book Love and Respect and puts it in devotional form for men and women. He states at the beginning of the ... Not great for a devotional

Ali's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Lonestar Angel

Lonestar Angel

On 10/18 Ali wrote: Lonestar Angel is the fourth book in the Lonestar series by Colleen Coble. Eden and Clay Larson have been divorced for 5 years after their 6 week old baby girl was kidnapped and thought to be dead. Eden is on a date in the middle of a proposal when Clay shows up, informing her that he has found their ... Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 10/11 Ali wrote: Are you ready for the final story of Charlie West? The Final Hour brings all the action and drama to a close as Charlie finds out what really happened during the year of his life he could not remember. Charlie contends with more terrorist actions and the struggle to stay alive and one step ahead. This ... The Final Hour

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Beyond All Measure

Beyond All Measure

On 6/13 Ali wrote: Beyond All Measure introduces Ada Wentworth to the small town of Hickory Ridge, Tennessee. Ada Wentworth has recently lost her family, her friends, and her fortune. Forced to find a way to support herself, Ada answers an ad for a lady's companion and gets on a train to Hickory Ridge. Upon arrival, Ada ... Beyond All Measure

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

No Place Like Holmes

No Place Like Holmes

On 4/29 Ali wrote: No Place Like Holmes By Jason Lethcoe No Place Like Holmes is a juvenile fiction book that introduces Griffin Sharpe as a 12 year old boy that is going to meet his uncle in England for the first time. He mistakenly thinks Sherlock Holmes is his uncle when he is told the address, 221 Baker Street. Griffin ... Good Christian mystery for kids!

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Lightkeeper's Ball

The Lightkeeper's Ball

On 4/13 Ali wrote: The Lightkeeper’s Ball is the third book in the Mercy Falls series by Colleen Coble. Olivia Stewart leaves New York and travels to Mercy Falls to find out what really happened to her sister, Eleanor. Not believing the story of Eleanor’s suicide, Olivia goes undercover and is promptly thrown over ... The Lightkeeper’s Ball

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/12 Ali wrote: Andy Andrews has once again written a book that will draw the reader in, educate the reader, and then leave the reader feeling ready to put forth the effort needed to apply the principles throughout the book. The Final Summit takes a character created by Andrews and has him interact with Gabriel (the ... The Final Summit

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Convenient Groom

The Convenient Groom

On 3/16 Ali wrote: Join Dr. Kate in Nantucket as her well planned and publicized wedding falls apart just 5 hours before it is scheduled to take place. Dr. Kate, marriage counselor, is dumped at the altar by her groom and on the same day her new book is released! Will it be a good thing or a bad thing that Lucas Wright ... A Nantucket Love Story: The Convenient Groom

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

On 1/31 Ali wrote: This board book for children has 13 stories about the life and ministry of Jesus told in a short, easy to read format. Children will understand the story and see the reference to the scripture each story comes from. At the end of the story there is a question or statement to open up a discussion with ... Read and Share: Stories About Jesus

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Invasion

Invasion

On 1/12 Ali wrote: Invasion is a sci-fi novel for young readers. Rather than bringing comic books stories to life, Invasion is the reason for the stories in the comic books. Colt McAllister learns that his favorite comic book hero just happens to be based on his grandfather! Colt is drawn into a world that should be make ... Invasion

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 12/8 Ali wrote: The Truth of the Matter continues the story of Charlie West as he tries desparately to find out what happened during a year of his life that he can’t remember. Constant danger follows Charlie as he tries to avoid the bad guys, while determining who is a good guy that can help him. Charlie tracks down ... The Homelanders #3: The Truth of the Matter

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dining with Joy

Dining with Joy

On 11/11 Ali wrote: Dining With Joy explores the impossible fixes Joy gets herself into because she hosts a cooking show, but cannot cook anything. Joy is known for burning anything she touches, as well as sometimes destroying the kitchen! When Joy finds herself tricked into a cook-off with another well-know cooking show ... Dining With Joy

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories

On 10/14 Ali wrote: Really Woolly Bible Stories is a collection of famous Bible stories told in a short rhyming verse format for children. Each story has the Bible references to read more about the story. The pictures are colorful with people as the main part. I enjoyed reading this book as the rhyming makes it easy to ... Really Woolly Bible Stories

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Least Among You (DVD)

The Least Among You (DVD)

On 9/29 Ali wrote: The Least Among You is inspired by a true story involving the racism displayed in the 1960s. A young man, Richard Kelly, is arrested during the 1965 Watts riots and serves his probation at an all-white seminary. The story plays out the many problems both Kelly and his fellow students and teachers experience. While ... The Least Among You DVD

Ali's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/18 Ali wrote: Join Emma and her dog, Shu-Shu on adventure that starts right in her own playhouse. Emma receives an invitation to the king’s birthday party and she and her dog Shu-Shu are picked up in a horse-drawn carriage to go to the party. Along the way they meet people in need and Emma does what she can to help ... The King’s Christmas List By Eldon Johnson Illustrated by Bonnie Leick

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 9/10 Ali wrote: Kit Livingstone is an average guy barely getting by in the world. He has a girlfriend that he doesn’t seem to care that much for, and who in return, doesn’t seem to care that much for him either. While attempting to meet Mina at her apartment, Kit finds himself lost in an alley, with a strange older ... The Skin Map

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/7 Ali wrote: The Boy Who Changed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, and Moses Carver. Each one had an impact on others, which in turn impacted the world. This child’s version of a true story tells how we came to have a super plant of corn that was able to save ... The Boy Who Changed the World By Andy Andrews Illustrated by Philip Hurst

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

On 8/1 Ali wrote: Cast of Characters has twenty-six Biblical characters that are common people used by God. From well-known characters, such as the Samaritan woman, Paul, and Moses, to those rarely mentioned in Sunday School, such as Mephibosheth and Abigail. Lucado introduces each chapter with a section of scripture ... Cast of Characters Common People in the Hands of An Uncommon God By Max Lucado

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Heart Mender

The Heart Mender

On 6/26 Ali wrote: The Heart Mender, by Andy Andrews, is actually a true story, though the names have been changed. Helen Mason is living in Alabama after her only living relative has passed away. Angry at anyone and anything because her husband has been killed during World War II, a German U-boat officer is the last person ... The Heart Mender By Andy Andrews

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

If I Could Ask God Anything

If I Could Ask God Anything

On 4/22 Ali wrote: Slattery has done an excellent job addressing many of the questions children have about Christianity. The book is divided into sections that include: God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and prayer. There are also sections titled: Christian Seasons and Holidays, Being a Christian Here and Now, Being ... If I Could Ask God Anything

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Greater Love

Greater Love

On 4/1 Ali wrote: Greater Love is a contemporary novel with old values. The main character, Tami, wears dresses and gets permission from her parents to “court,” yet passes her bar exam and becomes a lawyer in an all female law group. Throughout the novel, Tami is taught many aspects of a relationship with God. A young ... Greater Love: A Tides of Truth Novel By Robert Whitlow

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

Read and Share: The Story of Easter

On 3/9 Ali wrote: “The Story of Easter” is an excellent telling of Easter for children. The book starts with Jesus sending his disciples to get the donkey He would ride into Jerusalem and goes through to His ascension into heaven. Each section is titled and has the corresponding Scripture references. There is also ... The Story of Easter Story Retold by Gwen Ellis Illustrated by Steve Smallman

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

On 2/25 Ali wrote: Winston Churchill by John Perry is a short biography of Churchill from birth to death. The book reads very factual, giving both the good and the bad about Churchill. As I have never read much about Churchill except for the information in history classes in regards to WWII, this was all new for me. The ... Christian Encounters: Winston Churchill By John Perry

Ali's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God

On 2/14 Ali wrote: Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God By Sheila Walsh “Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God” by Sheila Walsh tells her personal experience with trust as well as several Biblical characters experience with trust. Sheila Walsh tells of her struggle with depression and how she ... Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God By Sheila Walsh

Ali's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

On 1/27 Ali wrote: Charlie West is your average teenager trying to make it through high school, spend time with his friends, and continue his karate training. But in an instant his life changes. Now Charlie is on the run from the police for murder, and even worse, running from terrorists that want to kill him. He has lost ... The Long Way Home

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Healing Sands

Healing Sands

On 12/4 Ali wrote: Healing Sands A Sullivan Crisp Novel By Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn Healing Sands brings Ryan Coe to face her anger and the emotions the anger covers. Ryan has moved to New Mexico to be near her two sons, both in her ex-husband’s custody. Her oldest son, Jake, is charged with murder and taken to ... Healing Sands

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Tallest of Smalls

The Tallest of Smalls

On 10/25 Ali wrote: The Tallest of Smalls By Max Lucado Illustrated by Maria Monescillo The Tallest of Smalls is a children’s book that is a parable from Max Lucado’s adult non-fiction book, Fearless. The story is told in a rhyme that will draw children’s attention as it tells of the importance of the 6 o’clock ... The Tallest of Smalls By Max Lucado Illustrated by Maria Monescillo

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Voices of the Faithful, Book 2

Voices of the Faithful, Book 2

On 9/24 Ali wrote: Voices of the Faithful Book 2 Compiler and Monthly Introductions by Kim P. Davis Series Creator and Introduction by Beth Moore Voices of the Faithful Book 2 is a 366 day devotional book written by missions workers across the world. Each day starts with a Scripture verse followed by a mission worker’s ... Voices of the Faithful Book 2

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Ali wrote: Fearless by Max Lucado Fearless is a book written especially for the fears of today. Most people have at least one major fear, if not many. Max Lucado has gone through many major fears of today’s world, such as jobs, or lack thereof, wars, financial issues, our economy, terrorism, and global warming. ... Fearless by Max Lucado

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Faces in the Fire

Faces in the Fire

On 8/25 Ali wrote: Faces in the Fire by T.L. Hines Faces in the Fire is a book about the supernatural. Several different characters’ lives are intertwined by one set of ten numbers. Each section of the book tells an event from one person’s viewpoint until the end of the book, when the events and relationships ... Faces in the Fire by T.L. Hines

Ali's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Read and Share Toddler Bible

Read and Share Toddler Bible

On 7/31 Ali wrote: Read and Share Toddler Bible Stories Retold by Gwen Ellis, Illustrations by Steve Smallman The Read and Share Toddler Bible retells 25 Old Testament stories and 15 New Testament stories in a way young children can understand and will be interested. Each story has the Bible references the story is ... Read and Share Toddler Bible Stories Retold by Gwen Ellis, Illustrations by Steve Smallman

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/18 Ali wrote: Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is not your typical book on marriage. This book is a light read with lots of humor, while still containing good advice for all couples. Rick and Bubba use many examples from their own marriage, as well as poking fun at typecasts in marriage. ... Rick & Bubba’s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

I Believe Bunny

I Believe Bunny

On 6/30 Ali wrote: The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe is a very cute story with great meaning behind it. During an ordinary, rainy day, Bunny is called upon to help save Little Mouse, who is in danger of drowning. During this rescue, Bunny prays to God in faith for help and shortly thereafter receives help from friends. This ... The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

On 6/4 Ali wrote: This book is a wonderful read for children and adults. Each page focuses on a different animal and the characteristics that make it wacky, wild, or weird. From lions and elephants to echidna and binturongs, there is something for everyone to discover. Many of the facts can be used in school projects ... The Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World by Jack Hanna

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Face of Betrayal

Face of Betrayal

On 5/10 Ali wrote: Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl with April Henry Face of Betrayal is an exciting story filled with suspense, mystery, and emotion. A 17 year old girl is missing and three women, affectionately calling themselves the “Triple Threat Club”, are working hard to find Katie Converse before her body is ... Face of Betrayal

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Noticer

The Noticer

On 4/27 Ali wrote: The Noticer Andy Andrews Perspective. After reading The Noticer, by Andy Andrews, the word perspective will bring a rush of thoughts and feelings. Told from a first person point of view, the reader learns about a man named Jones that brings a new perspective to each person he meets. He explains that ... Perspective

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

His Name is Jesus

His Name is Jesus

On 4/22 Ali wrote: His Name Is Jesus, by Max Lucado, is an incredible compilation of Lucado’s writings. Passages are taken from many of his books, such as God Came Near, Just Like Jesus, Next Door Savior, and Cure for the Common Life. The book details Christ’s life from the womb to the resurrection. Max Lucado brings ... Incredible Compilation

Ali's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Read & Share DVD Bible - Volume 1

The Read & Share DVD Bible - Volume 1

On 3/14 Ali wrote: This DVD for children starts with the creation story and ends with the parable of the prodigal son. Some of the most well known stories from the Bible are told for children in a very simplified version and portrayed by vivid cartoon drawings. Each section is around three minutes long, allowing children ... A Good DVD for Children

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Great Eight

The Great Eight

On 3/6 Ali wrote: I just finished reading “The Great Eight” by Scott Hamilton. Scott Hamilton makes this book easy to read by using parts of his life as examples to his eight ways to be happy. As a world known ice skater that has experienced testicular cancer and a brain tumor, he certainly knows what it feels like ... About "The Great Eight"

Ali's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book