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Crazy Dangerous

Crazy Dangerous

On 6/7 David Wilson wrote: Andrew Klavan is crazy good. I mean, the author is very adept at writing stories where characters have mental problems. His 1993 novel The Animal Hour follows a narrator through chilling dangers as the reader gradually understands the depths of her madness. The story is quite shocking and violent, so I wouldn’t recommend it generally. ... Book review: Crazy Dangerous

David's Rating:

5 Stars

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The Final Hour

The Final Hour

On 7/22 David Wilson wrote: A teenager's life can be pretty tough. There's the whole transition from childhood to adulthood thing. Not to mention the peer pressure, pimples and parents. But that's a cakewalk compared to the pitfalls that Charlie West experiences in The Final Hour. The young man has been tortured, chased, shot at, beat up and falsely imprisoned ... Book review: The Final Hour

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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Nick of Time

Nick of Time

On 5/17 David Wilson wrote: Nick Polchak is spending some time in the Poconos the week of his wedding. Unfortunately, it’s murder and not marriage that brings him to the popular honeymoon destination. That’s the kickoff for Nick of Time, a new thriller by Tim Downs. This story is the latest in a series of novels about a brilliant, ... Best novel I've read all year long!

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5 Stars

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Fasting

Fasting

On 2/21 David Wilson wrote: Fasting is a spiritual discipline that is much explored, but seldom practiced in contemporary Western Christianity. But it wasn’t always so. For the first sixteen centuries of church history, abstaining from food and drink for spiritual reasons was a common practice for believers. But something happened. ... Book review: Fasting

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

On 1/1 David Wilson wrote: With The Truth Of The Matter, best-selling author Andrew Klavan steers the third installment of his Homelanders series into new territory. Teenager Charlie West is starting to regain a year’s worth of lost memories, and is battling to understand the reasons he’s accused of murdering his best friend ... Klavan does it again!

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 10/9 David Wilson wrote: Dylan Runs Ahead has had a tough life. He’s viewed with suspicion on the Indian reservation where he grew up. He blames himself when his beloved sister disappears suddenly, never to be seen again. When he enlists in the Army to serve as a bomb disposal expert in Iraq, his friend is killed and his ... Book Review: The Falling Away

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

On 9/14 David Wilson wrote: Andy Andrews speaks to groups over 100 times a year, and his skill at story telling is one of the main reasons he’s so popular with audiences. One of those stories, The Butterfly Effect, is his most requested, and has now been turned into a book. Just 109 pages long, The Butterfly Effect is a ... Book review: The Butterfly Effect

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Boy Who Changed the World

The Boy Who Changed the World

On 9/14 David Wilson wrote: In 2009, best-selling author Andy Andrews released The Butterfly Effect, a motivational book that posited that the decisions you make and the way you  treat others have more impact than you may ever realize. With The Boy Who Changed the World, Andrews has created a kid-friendly version of last year’s ... Book Review: The Boy Who Changed the World

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 7/19 David Wilson wrote: I’ve been a big fan of Jason’s Boyett for some time. His blog is an engaging blend of belief and doubt, serious insights and frivolous musings, reverence and irreverence. Plus he’s a dead ringer for Bob Harper, the macho trainer on television’s The Biggest Loser. Actually, Jillian’s ... A Guy’s Guide To Life — a book review

David's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Voice New Testament

The Voice New Testament

On 6/4 David Wilson wrote: The Voice New Testament is a new Bible translation by Thomas Nelson. Will this new version make you want to retire your NIV, ESV, RSV, or KJV (sorry for the alphabet soup spill)? Rather than being produced by scholars like most Bibles, The Voice represents a  collaboration among pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other artists. ... Book review: The Voice New Testament

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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The Map

The Map

On 3/21 David Wilson wrote: The Map by David Murrow is a work of fiction, but it’s not a novel. We’ll it’s not JUST a novel. Subtitled “The Way of All Great Men,” this book starts off as a fictional account of the author on a quest. He’s in Great Britain on a speaking tour when a stranger intrigues him with a ... Book review: The Map

David's Rating:

3 Stars

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