Monday, November 7, 2016

66 Ways God Loves You by Jennifer Rothschild

This little book spends exactly three pages on each book of the Bible. The first page makes the point of how God’s love is communicated in that particular book, such as “In Genesis God Fashions Me with His Hands”, and the next two pages narrate the specifics of that point. The author always quotes at least one verse from the book and then applies it personally to the reader. The tone of the book is very reassuring and comforting. It is obviously not intended to be a scholarly work but more along the lines of a devotional. A good audience would be those who want reassurance of God’s love or those who are new to the Bible. Jennifer Rothschild writes very well. I have read several of her books, and this one is nothing like her others, where she writes from her experience. This book is more objective, applying the words of the Bible to the reader’s life. Only in the introduction does the author mention her life. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review through the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Brady vs Manning by Gary Myers

This book is exactly what you think it might be: a long narrative of the individual life stories of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning with a focus on their long rivalry. Along the way, the reader discovers the deep respect and friendship these two stellar quarterbacks share. Both men provided source material for the author, as did the fathers of both. It makes for a very interesting read, reflecting not just these two who have dominated football for more than a decade and their teams, but the sport itself. If you have followed the Brady/Manning rivalry over the years, I doubt you will learn very much from this book, but if you have not, this is a thorough and thoroughly interesting work. The only jarring note is that periodically the author will quote trash-talking players. It’s infrequent enough that I found it disruptive to the tone of the book. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.