Legend Book Review

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*** from the front flap*** (www.amazon.com)

The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.

This was an excellent read, one that I won’t soon forget. It was an outstandingly written account of one of the many Black Ops / Covert Missions that occurred during the Vietnam War. I am a history student, but my focus is in Tudor England, so I mostly spend my days surrounded by ghosts of years past. This book brought into sharp perspective the true sacrifices that were made during that time in our nation, as well as the effects of the soldiers involved in the conflict. The author does an excellent job of telling Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez’s story. Also the author allows the reader to get to know the other Americans involved in the “Daniel Boone Mission”. This book is one that will stay on my keep shelf, and it offers great insight into one of the many special forces missions and sacrifices in the Vietnam War. This is a great read for anyone interested in military history!

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Solomon’s Song Book Review

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When drought and famine strike Judea, David’s people wonder if he has become too old to rule. Solomon and his mother, Bathsheba, are sent to find a new addition to David’s harem. During their search, Solomon falls in love with Shulamit, only to have her chosen as his father’s bride. Solomon is heartbroken, but Bathsheba has plans of her own.

Book Review

This is the first Roberta Kells Dorr book I have read, and I can tell you it won’t be the last. The story was riveting and kept me engaged all the way through, in fact I loved the story so much, I read the entire book in one day!

It was if I had been swept back into time, Dorr manages to make the reader feel actively engaged throughout the entire story. I felt as if I was going through the story with the characters themselves. One of the greatest love stories I have ever read, in fact I think I like Solomon and his love, better than I like Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy literarily, of course.

This book has a rare quality to it that would appeal to even the most grievous of judgers. It doesn’t deviate from Biblical facts as much as other Biblical fiction, that being said, the reader does need to remember that it is fiction, wonderfully and beautifully crafted fiction, but fiction none the less. Dorr manages to weave one of the most beloved stories in the Bible into a beautiful and romantic love story. This book will remain on my keep shelf for years to come and will be read over and over again.

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Seven Revolutions Book Review

**from the front flap** (from www.christianbook.com)

In Seven Revolutions, authors Mike Aquilina and James Papandrea examine the practices of the early Church – a body of Christians living in the Roman Empire – and show how the lessons learned can apply to Christians living in the United States today. Through expert storytelling and historical insight, the authors show just how revolutionary Christians were against the backdrop of ancient Rome, and just how revolutionary we can be today.

REVIEW

This was a fascinating read for me as a newly confirmed Catholic. Mike Aquilina is a great author and a well spring of information on Christianity and especially Catholicism. This book was one of the most insightful and inspiring books I have read this year in my journey to becoming a Catholic. Each of the “Seven Revolutions” has its own dedicated chapter, and really dives into depth with that discussion of the specific revolution being presented in that chapter. This book is a great read, and one that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about Christianity, Catholic Church doctrine. Seven Revolutions also poses a unique look at early – Christian Rome and the culture that surrounded that period of history. This book was intriguing for me as a history major and it is one that will stay in my re-read pile for years to come.

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