Christ's Bridge
A bridge to books and other knowledge about Christ.
If there are any of these books that you would enjoy giving for a present please go to I am reviewing these books for you. The only way that I aquire any profit is if you purchase through my Amazon store.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley

imageGenre- Fiction/Fantasy

Series- Angelaeon Circle

Published by- WaterBrook Multnomah

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 233

Age Group- Young Adult and Adult

Description of book- paperback, list price $9.99, ISBN 978-0-307-73014-5

Trevin serves King Laetham of Camrithia.  And he loves the princess, Melaia, but she is being wooed by the Dregmoorian prince.

King Laetham sends Trevin on a quest to find the missing comains (captains in the king’s army), which he gives his all.  Along with this mission he has another one, find special harps for Melaia.  She needs those harps to restore the stairway to heaven.

Trevin will face many dangers: threats, winds, and fire caves.  Trevin continues his quest, even when he is accused of murder.  Will Trevin be able to accomplish everything he needs to?

Chapter One

About the author- Karyn Henley has won a regional Emmy Award for a Christmas television special.  She wrote Beginner’s Bible, which has sold more than five million copies.  Breath of Angel is the first book in this series.  She lives in Tennessee. 

Karyn Henley’s Website.

My thoughts- I have not read the first book in this series and there is enough information in this book, to not need to read the first book if it is not available.  This book was so good I couldn’t put it down.  I stayed up late reading it.  And I am looking forward to the next one.

I thought the characters and the plot lines were well developed.  As I was reading I could close my eyes and see and feel what Trevin and Princess Melaia were experiencing.

The addition of the Angelaeon was splendid.  It reminded me of the series Chuck Black has written, but the series are completely different.  This series has something I had never thought of before, the Nephili (half-angel, half-human) and Windwings (winged horses).

I would recommend this book if you like fantasy and being captivated ‘til the end.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

By Faith, Not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre

imageGenre- Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational

Published by- Thomas Nelson

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 271

Age Group- Teen and Adult

Description of Book- hardback, list price $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8499-4721-6

He has been on American Idol, he’s blind, and he has a strong faith in God.

Scott MacIntyre’s life has never been ordinary, since birth he has been blind and by the age of six he had a paying gig with the piano.  When he graduated from college at the age of nineteen and was soon to be on his way to college in England, he was diagnosed with kidney failure.  It was with his faith in God and his family and friends that he was able to conquer the odds and call his trials and a blessing and not a curse.

Author- Scott MacIntyre has toured across the world giving concerts and was the first blind finalist on American Idol.  He is an inspirational speaker and his latest CD debuted at #18 in the iTunes Pop Album Chart.

My Thoughts- Scott MacIntyre has had a lot of triumphs and a lot of struggles.  I am very impressed that he continually maintained his faith throughout it all.  This book should be required reading for all those in high school, so they can discover that God’s blessings are there in their darkest days. 

Many people think that breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend is the end of the world, but Scott has had many more serious issues and has triumphed.  He has been legally blind since he was born, but he never let that stop him from reaching his dreams.  He learned to play the piano and sing, went to college in England, and participated in American Idol.  

Along with being blind, he also had kidney failure when he was graduating from college.  He had wonderful doctors, family and friends.  He was able to get a new kidney.  I was surprised to read that his little sister developed the same problem later on and I was glad that she has had the same success.

It is for Scott’s faith in God during his trials that I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received By Faith, Not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre for free from the publisher through the BookSneeze Review Bloggers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Make sure you click on the Amazon Ad if you need to order books or toys for presents. By ordering from Amazon you enable me to be able to find more books to review for you.