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(Review) The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey Through Pearl Harbor and the World of War by Jim Downing with James Lund

Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: NavPress
Genre: Nonfiction, autobiography, Pearl Harbor, World War II
Pages: 224
Source: I received this book free of charge from the publisher.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the nation the day after the Pearl Harbor attack stating it was, "a date which will live in infamy."

16.1 million Americans served in World War II. Jim Downing's story is one story among so many stories. However, his story represents those who both gave their lives, and were willing to give their lives in service, honor, and duty.
The Other Side of Infamy is the story of Jim Downing's life, with an focal point on his experience at Pearl Harbor.

My Thoughts:
The focus of the book is on Jim Downing's experience during Pearl Harbor. However, the book tells the story of Downing's life, from his childhood through to current life.
I enjoyed reading about Downing…

(Review) The Book of Uncommon Prayer edited by Constance Pollock and Daniel Pollock

Publication Date: 1996
Publisher: Word
Genre: Nonfiction, collection of poems and quotes
Pages: 224
Source: Self-purchase
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

The hard copy book is currently available from 3rd party sellers.
The Kindle version is available for $4.99.

Sixty contributing authors are found in this book gem.
Examples of authors: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, William Blake, the Bronte sisters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Victor Hugo, Soren Kierkegaard, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, Francis Thompson, Walt Whitman.
The collections are devotional in nature. Subjects written about are prayer, love, belief in God, trusting in God, adversity, mercy, Creator, redemption, the Virgin Mary, and a vision of heaven.

My Thoughts:
This is the second time to read this book. Many of the authors are favorites of mine. I love poetry and reading poetry is a joy. I especially love to read them aloud.

Some of my favorit…

(Review) NIV Bible for Girls, Journal Edition by Zondervan Publishers

Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Zondervan/HarperCollins
Genre: NIV Bible
Pages: 1408
Source: I received this Bible free of charge from the publisher
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Length for more information from the publisher: Zondervan

Christian Book, excerpts of the Bible are included


Over all summary of the Bible:

Front and back cover is turquoise, with gold and blue flowers. Turquoise ribbon marker. The pages are as thick as the ESV journaling Bible. The pages are crisp white.  The Bible is not a red letter in Christ edition. There are no introduction pages for the books of the Bible. The Bible does not have a reference system. A "How To Use This Bible" is located in an opening page. A four page preface. The preface explains the translation, texts used, footnotes. 2011 NIV translation.A "Table of Weights and Measures" is included. Lines are included on the outside of all the pages where the Bible is recorded. The lines are of lighter color th…

(Review) Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund

Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: WaterBrook
Genre: Biographical fiction, historical fiction, love story
Pages: 400
Source: I received this paperback book free of charge from WaterBrook and Blogging for Books
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Christian Book

Link for more information about WaterBrook: Newton and Polly. 

Jody Hedlund is a CBA best-selling and award-winning author of more than a dozen books. Among a variety of genres, she especially loves bringing long-forgotten women of history to life. She is the author of Luther and Katharina, which was awarded the ECPA Book of the Year Award in Fiction. Her other novels have won the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Christy Award. She resides in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.Website:

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