Within one of the Old Testament’s most famous battles lies one of its most tender love stories.
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Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and an incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.
Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices begin.
A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.
"Angel Eyes" by Shannon Dittemore is a great fiction novel for teens that has a little bit of everything for everyone. This book has fast paced action, angels, demons, romance, and the transitions from pain to healing. In the begining of this book, Brielle is broken and in pain after dealing with the death of her best friend. She blames herself and lives in constant shame and guilt from the experience. As she starts trying to live in her home town that is everything but cheery, she has this constant feeling of cold that surrounds her continually. It wasn't until she met Jake, that everything started to change. As you follow Brielle into her journey of forgiving herself, learning to love again when all feels lost, and learning more about a God that loves her, you will fall in love with each and every one of the characters along the way.
In my opinion, this is one of those books that all teenagers should read. It's very well written and has something for everyone. If you've ever had questions where you wondered why God would allow so much pain in your life or allow so much suffering in the world around you, then this book is a must read. I would easily give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recomend it to my friends. :)
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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door gives teens answers that make sense, even for the toughest of questions. Internationally known defender of the faith Josh McDowell and co-author Bob Hostetler offer clarity laced with humor to expose common myths about God, the Bible, religion, and life to show how Christianity stands up to the test of fact and reason. Teens will be better equipped to stick with their faith as they begin to understand why they believe and why it’s important to make a lifetime commitment to Christ and the church.
The book, "Don't Check Your Brains at the Door" was a book that was created with teens in mind. These days, so many teenagers have a lot of different questions when it comes to God, religion, and who created what. This book was created to try and target those teens with questions, and get those questions answered in a very fun and biblical way. The book is broken up into bite-size chapters that cover topics such as: Myths about God, Myths about Jesus, Myths about the Bible, Myths about the Resurrection, Myths about Religion and Christianity, and Myths about Life and Happiness. For me personally though, this book was really hard to read through from cover to cover. I would say that if you have a lot of questions, pick up this book at the library and scan through to the sections that you may be wondering about. But I think when this book really comes down to it, it would not really be worth buying. It has good intentions, but I found myself getting annoyed with the layout and just wanting to set the book down. Overall, I would give this book a 3 out of 5 though, because the book was informative, just needed a different way of presenting the information covered.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”