Reviews by CTF Devourer
On 12/23 CTF Devourer wrote: Prayer is an abstract concept for some. Some people think it’s about having just the right words, some think it’s about memorizing scripts and reciting them, some think it’s only something for super holy people. We claim prayer is simply conversation with God, but don’t often truly teach or model ... Prayers and Answered Prayers
On 10/2 CTF Devourer wrote: His jaw clenched. What did you expect Callahan? That she was saving herself for a man who can barely pick himself up off the floor?She touched his arm, and he flinched as a jolt went through him.She withdrew her touch. “I’m sorry about earlier. I was… impatient and short tempered. I should’ve ... Just A Kiss
On 8/24 CTF Devourer wrote: As Jake crawled out of the canoe and slipped into the chilly water, the cry of a ron ten yards to his left startled him. The bird jerked its head back and forth as if puzzled by what Jake was about to do. What was he about to do? Place his trust in a… uh… man he knew but didn’t know? Choose to ... A story of how abuse impacts identity
On 7/13 CTF Devourer wrote: Arrested. Tortured. Martyred. Burned at the stake. I read an article the other day discussing how so many people gave up their lives fighting for our right to have the Bible in our own language. It also discussed how the latest studies show that only a small percentage of Americans actually read the ... Bibles for Kids and Teens
On 6/24 CTF Devourer wrote: Joy overflowed from her heart. “I love you.”He lowered his mouth to hers. She gave in to the kiss, feeling as if she’d come home. The gentle kiss spoke of possibilities and the future.Their future.She backed away. “We have to go slow. Do it right.”“I agree. We have the rest of our lives to ... Kiss The Bride
On 5/12 CTF Devourer wrote: When I look at myself as Jesus does, I see myself - and the world around me - in a while new light. I see beauty in myself and others where I have never seen it before, and it makes me want to celebrate and to help others see their beauty too. So this section is to help you see yourself as beautiful ... A delightful devotional on what true beauty is
On 3/18 CTF Devourer wrote: Notes: In book three, these is an element of questioning the call to walk into danger rather than stay and hide in safety. The desire of all is for the lost to be reached, but some believe the lost will just come to them. The Ailith believe themselves to be called to go out into the hurting world and ... Who Will Be In Control
On 3/9 CTF Devourer wrote: Have you ever dared to dream big? To imagine God would use you to accomplish something huge, to be a part of changing lives, to join in a grand adventure? Evie didn’t. Her life was tame. Safe. She knew what to expect and when to expect it. Until the day her well-behaved, godly, mature teenage son announced ... The Hearts We Mend
On 1/28 CTF Devourer wrote: “Have you ever tried to work a puzzle with pieces missing? How did you feel when you couldn’t finish that puzzle? Later, if you found the missing piece and finished the puzzle, how did you feel? When you finish a puzzle it is whole. The picture in the puzzle is how it should be. Peace is a feeling ... I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
On 1/12 CTF Devourer wrote: The farmer had a special plan for his chosen pumpkin, so the seeds and slime would have to go.Book: Parable Treasuryby Liz Curtis Higgs, Illustrated by Nancy Munger, Thomas Nelson, 2015Genre: Picture BookTarget Audience: Boys and Girls 3-10Subjects: Parables, Holidays, God’s Love, Showing Love To OthersSummary: ... Parable Treasury
On 11/16 CTF Devourer wrote: Taylor smiled. "Guess that's it for now." Then she heard it - the whoosh-thump. The sounds of a heart's chambers. She tossed Coach a visual. Their gazes met and she knew. He'd heard it too."Do you think buildings have a soul, Taylor?" He jutted out his square chin where a soft dusting of white whiskers ... The Wedding Chapel
On 11/2 CTF Devourer wrote: This is a drama of two sisters fighting to get through their difficulties. Annie has been raped by a grown married man who is a co-worker of her fathers – multiple times. As a result she has attempted to destroy her beauty by gaining as much weight as she can in a short time and chopping off her hair. ... Secrets Hide Behind Sudden Rebellion
On 10/1 CTF Devourer wrote: Notes: The Looney Experiment is a character study, but for boys. It’s about one boy trying to find his identity and courage as he fights to make sense of all the brokenness around him. The day a new teacher shows up at school and through rather strange methods, shows him how to find the courage to ... Answers are within you?
On 9/8 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Confidence is theirs at last. Both Vee and Kenna know that Doon is where they belong. As soon as they decide though, it seems the choice is taken out of their hands. They are thrust back into the modern world without the rings to take them home to Doon again. In Doon, a friend has turned into ... Not In Control
On 8/12 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Their dad would love nothing more than to send anyone, anyone at all out again rather than his sons. But there’s no choice. Ambrose really is the best sailor around. And he and John have already proven themselves courageous and loyal to the cause. Their mission this time is to tow the submarine ... Towing a Sub, Sinking a Ship and Luanching a Resuce - how hard can it be?
On 5/6 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Fine. Kylie will jump through whatever hoops she has to in order to get back on the cheerleading squad. If that means meeting with this dwarf person to do a social studies project, she’ll do the project and get it over with. If that means assisting at a dance camp for little kids, she’ll ... No one deserves to be bullied - not even a bully!,
On 4/21 CTF Devourer wrote: “But I think we can only count on ourselves. No more waiting for a place. When it comes, great. But until then, it’s up to you and me.” Nervous energy flew off my body in palpable waves. We had water. We had a stash of nuts and coconut. We could sleep on the beach. We could survive. For a while ... Faith and love grow on an abandoned island
On 4/5 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: The link between Ailith is so close; it binds them together even if one of the brothers has turned away from the truth. When Kellach captures Adriana as she tries to rescue Kapriel, their prince, imprisoned by his own brother, she is put to her greatest test yet. In a world of luxury and ease, ... Learning to trust the Maker in good times and bad
On 3/10 CTF Devourer wrote: “If you want to yell at somebody, yell at him.” “I’m not yelling!” “Yes, you are!” In fact, we both were, in voices raw and shrill and dangerously close to rage. It was the first time ever. One more thread pulled out the tapestry. Pretty soon there wasn’t going to be anything left of ... Her fairy tale destroyed
On 2/16 CTF Devourer wrote: Kylie pinched the side of my hand. She might as well have just shouted, “You can’t hang out with them anywhere, so don’t even think about it.” Now I had to figure out how to avoid the Tribelet for the rest of the day. As I made my way to my seat, I realized that was going to be hard because, ... Powerful and Beautiful Coverage of an Ugly Subject
On 2/16 CTF Devourer wrote: Elias’s face brimmed with confidence and I rubbed my eyes. I was helping half of him. I was using the other half. What I was running from had found me. Book: Both Of Me by Jonathan Friesen, Blink, 2014 Genre: Realistic Fiction Target Audience: Girls 18+ Subjects: Mental Disorders, Betrayal, Death ... Tragedy led to guilt led to mental disorder,
On 2/16 CTF Devourer wrote: “You can’t have it both ways, “ Rigby said. “Either you let a Rift form and you have your sister back, or you honor your so-called Creeds and leave your sister to rot. What a struggle it is for you. I marvel at that. Fortunately, I have made the hard choice all the more easy for you. I’ve destroyed ... Guarding the Dream from Lucid Dreamers/ Search For The Shadow Key
On 11/2 CTF Devourer wrote: “I’m a reporter, trig. I bring truth to the people of this nation. And certain stories have eluded me for far too long. Liberation, for example. And the Guilt Intelligence League. I’m tired of the lies the Guild tells its people. I’ve been a tool in Lawten Renzon’s drawer long enough. I want ... It all boils down to truth
On 10/23 CTF Devourer wrote: "I met Jamie’s somber gaze and saw my own horror reflected on his face. What we’d feared most had happened – the erosion of the borders had taken its first human life. My only hope was that together, my VFF and I could off another miracle. “Oh God,” I prayed. “Please let Kenna get here soon!”" Book: ... Destined For Doon - No Spiritual Value
On 7/23 CTF Devourer wrote: “And why…?” Rick shook his head again, trying to dispel the last fog of the drug. “Why are you telling me these things? All this stuff about Kurodoar and how he’s trying to destroy everybody? Why are you telling ME?” “Because we want you to stop him,” said Jonathan Mars. “Me?” Rick ... Video Game skills qualify for world saving
On 6/25 CTF Devourer wrote: Chase staggered through his classes the next few days. He was having trouble focusing, between feeling awful about his friendship with Tripp and all the excitement of the upcoming playoff game, it was no wonder. Book: Snap Decision by Nathan Whitaker, Zondervan Publishers, 2014 Genre: Sports Fiction Target ... One decision in the middle of a game changes everything
On 5/13 CTF Devourer wrote: Arthur took a deep breath. The time ahd come, and he would not shrink back. ”I am the High King, for my name is not Artorius, but rather Arthur, son of Uther. I am the one whom Vortigern longed to kill, yet I live. I am the one taken as a slave amongst the Picti, yet I survive. Behold! I am the one ... Fear Rules Merlin's Heart
On 4/29 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: A vacation is exactly what they all need. Cooper and Gordy want to forget what happened to them, bury the fear. Lunk desperately wants to solidify these precious, but seemingly fragile, friendships. Hiro is the only one not interested. Now that she has seen what she thought was a crime, it’s ... Fear is reigning
On 3/21 CTF Devourer wrote: "Out here, even Ratho might start to feel my attentions. It would definitely end our friendship as well as challenge him to report me in order to protect himself. After my religious outburst, he probably would! Chamber of Verities, what has happened? I vigorously rub my face without regard for the rough ... Too Forced
On 2/23 CTF Devourer wrote: Since arriving in Effram, Cantor’s thoughts had skittered from one surprising idea to another. With so much information to process, he hadn’t latched on to this wordless communication with him at the farm was not so extraordinary. Perhaps it meant nothing. He hoped it meant nothing. It didn’t mean ... This is NOT what Cantor expected!
On 1/14 CTF Devourer wrote: "And so Merlin wrestled with his desire to free all of the slaves, and not just his own little band – but decided it was too risky. His oath and been to Arthur, and to that he would be true – even if he was a fool to try even that. Could Arthur really come to the throne of his father? Could the island ... Drowning in Despair, Needing Hope
On 12/12 CTF Devourer wrote: The relationship I had dreamt of since I was thirteen years old had, for a brief moment, shot into my life exactly as I had planned it. And I discovered that getting everything you always wanted still isn’t enough. Book: Like Moonlight At Low Tide by Nicole Quigley, Zondervan Publishers, 2012 Genre: ... Powerful story of growing through tragedy
On 12/12 CTF Devourer wrote: I scramble forward, wanting only to be the same, loathing the feeling of Other. I was pursued down. Now I am pursued on the ascent. I am Luca. I am special. And for that, I am cursed. Book: Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen, Blink (Zondervan Publishers), 2013 Genre: Speculative, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Target ... A deliverer working to save a people from the lie they have believed
On 11/26 CTF Devourer wrote: “I’m sorry I launched into tonight’s events without addressing your letter. It arrived today and made one thing very clear: I need these letters – as they are, with no changes to our agreement. Thank you for the final chance to come to my senses. I can't believe I asked you. The moment I opened ... Opening her heart to him is safe - she's never met him!
On 11/26 CTF Devourer wrote: “This is it!” He wrote on the first page, THE CASE OF THE FIRST ANDORA. And under that he added, BOGGS AND CARTER INVESTIGATIONS. He grinned. “We’ll list all our clues in here and solve the case. Book: Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower, Zonderkidz, 2013 Genre: Mystery Target Audience: Girls 10-14 Subjects: ... Unexpected Discovery Of a Family Member!
On 11/16 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: The blind boy of the village blacksmith, mocked by the village bullies, weak, unable to do anything on his own – that’s who Merlin is. Or at least who he was. When the druids and the high king come to town things begin to change quickly. This blind boy is taken in as a bard by the king and ... A battle of the truth of Christ versus the lies of the evil ones, November 16, 2013
On 10/31 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Jake is gone. He's been taken by the evil one and all Brielle can do is pray and desperately keep seeking to worship as the battle between good and evil rages over Stratus. Then in a desperate attempt to save Jake, Brielle too is captured by the evil one and offered what she most wants: a guaranteed ... Powerful and Convicting! Excellent story!
On 9/9 CTF Devourer wrote: "Know that it won't be long before this world will burn and so will everyone in it." "I won't let it happen." "Why? Because you're the Betrayer?" Koeing said, his voice penetrating Cole's mind. "I can sense the change inside of you. Soon your body will be covered in sales. You'll be a hideous monster ... Can the Betrayer save the whole world on his own?
On 2/19 CTF Devourer wrote: Being back here is strange. It feels very disconnected to me, and yet if I’m to believe Virture, all this turmoil was caused because the grave was empty. Because my dad his emptiness below the ground. All this because I wanted truth. Book: Broken Wings by Shannon Dittermore, Thomas Nelson Publishers ... Power Over Fear
On 12/27 CTF Devourer wrote: "I will never, ever allow myself to fall in love. I won't do to anyone what my father does to these women. And to me. Never. Do you hear me, God? Make me single. Have me travel the world or work with orphans or whatever. But don't make me fall in love. I won't do it. I can't." Book: Right Where I Belong ... Could Falling In Love Actually Be God's Will?
On 12/15 CTF Devourer wrote: "We sounded the alarm," said Marcus. "We believe that these were coordinated efforts by Abaddon and his forces." Jonah's mind churned. "What are they trying to do?" Taryn glanced at Marcus. "We're not entirely sure, Jonah. But we have sent angelic forces to each nephilim family around the world, just ... Scripture based exploration of "what if a human was part angel"
On 11/9 CTF Devourer wrote: Logan was scared beyond the capacity to scream or run or defend himself or even breathe. And when finally his heart snapped back to life it pumped white-hot fear into his brain, and the only thing that registered with any sort of clarity was: Right now, someone is here. Upon thinking this, Logan spun ... Futuristic Government Conspiracy Theory Thriller
On 8/18 CTF Devourer wrote: Then he grinned down at me, his teeth bloodstained. “Oh,” he said. “Oh, punk. You are really going to get it now.” So that’s how I ended up just about dead, lying in a pool of blood by the side of the road. But that’s only the beginning of the story. Book: by Andrew Klavan, Thomas Nelson ... Do right for right's sake
On 7/16 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Spencer was born with everything against him. He was the result of an affair between his dad and the woman he truly loved. His dad’s wife raised him as her own but never loved him as her own. His dad died with the reputation of the most hated man in town – a mean, out of control, drunk. ... Trying to fix by force what only God can fix
On 6/19 CTF Devourer wrote: Perhaps this is not about Chad. Perhaps God orchestrated this whole thing – his fame, this show, these auditions – because He wanted to bring this one girl to Himself. Book: Starring Me by Kirsta McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2012 Genre: Realistic Fiction Target Audience: Girls 13-19 Subjects: ... Starring Me
On 6/18 CTF Devourer wrote: Logan was scared beyond the capacity to scream or run or defend himself or even breathe. And when finally his heart snapped back to life it pumped white-hot fear into his brain, and the only thing that registered with any sort of clarity was: Right now, someone is here. Upon thinking this, Logan spun ... Goverment Conspiracy Theory Story
On 4/16 CTF Devourer wrote: “Our orders are clear,” Marcus interrupted, “as hard as they may be to hear. The mission is theirs, and theirs alone. They may be children, but angel blood courses through their veins. It is the will of Elohim.” Book: Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2012 Genre: Fantasy, ... Specultive Fiction centered around Scripture
On 4/3 CTF Devourer wrote: “I like working on the scrapes, sir”, he said. “I know, Crater, but it’s a ruse. Do you understand what that is?” “A trick or a deception,” Crater replied. He felt like he’d just lost a battle in a war he didn’t know he was fighting. “Precisely,” the Colonel said. “So what do ... Young boy sent on impossible mission across the moon,
On 2/22 CTF Devourer wrote: Summary: Chester only intended to go on a quick errand. Drop something off and come home again. Simple. Except he never made it back home again. First came the time at his uncle’s house with his uncle’s strange friends. One exaggerated comment and he’s drug into a web of secrecy and high risk. ... Possibly an allegory?
On 1/2 CTF Devourer wrote: “Hello, Jonathan. My name is Addy Davidson. I have no desire to be part of this ‘competition’, and I suggest my name be the very first you take off the list.” Addy is the last person she thinks should be chosen for a reality tv show where girls are competing to be the president’s son’s date ... A modern retelling of Esther!
On 12/31 CTF Devourer wrote: Now it’s not only the aliens who are out to get Colt, it’s the good guys too! The director of C.H.A.O.S. wants him dead. It seems that when Colt was young, people were injected with alien DNA in hopes that one of them would become the legendary Thule Betrayer who would turn against the aliens and ... Injected with alien DNA to be their betrayer
On 12/7 CTF Devourer wrote: Remember, Pastor,” Daddy said, “Isabel will have the assistance of our girls, and they’ll be a big help to her.” “Yes! Yes, that’s right! They will!” The relief in his voice rose from downstairs like the good smell of bread baking in the oven. But I’ll tell you one thing: I hoped I had ... A young girl's perspective on life
On 11/7 CTF Devourer wrote: This is a story of a young girl's journey to God. Her anger hasn't faded in the two years since her brother died. She, at first, turned to the party scene, but is now actively seeking out God and all that her brother found in Him through this journey. Beckett has his own issues and struggles, primarily ... Story of a girl's journey to God, hope and love
On 4/22 CTF Devourer wrote: The questions we want to know is this one: Does Jesus still use simple people like us to change the world? Do you ever wonder what your purpose in existence is? Do you feel as though you have nothing to give, as though your life is pointless? If so, this book can encourage you. Well-known author Max ... You Were Made To Make A Difference
On 4/12 CTF Devourer wrote: I really enjoyed reading this. I surprised myself. I grew up, not only with a different translation, but with two copies of the same Bible. I'm one of those who can tell you what column on what side of the page a verse is on - I picture it in my mind. So I didn't think I'd enjoy reading a Bible that ... CTF Devourer gives Biblezine a 10!
On 1/22 CTF Devourer wrote: Today I'm reviewing a brand new book that Thomas Nelson sent me. It will be released in February. For those looking for boy books, here's another author to add to your list!#1 - The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan, Thomas Nelson, 2010Genre: SuspenseTarget Audience: Boys 14+Subject: IdentitySummary: I ... The Long Way Home