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It’ll Touch Your Very Core!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-20

Okay, so you know Jesus, accepted him and all. Then what? What do you do with him?

This for me was, at first, was an unsure read. With hindsight, I now appreciate the slow, unalluring, ordinary beginning. Because that’s what life can be for a long while as a Christian...
But when we embrace both our faith and purpose, even against the odds, against what we know or are familiar with, we can reach unimaginable depths and lengths in our life with God. And yes, it may be fiction, but it reflects the reality around us today and God knows, He’s engineered real life events of greater magnitude and wonder.
This book is thought provoking, stimulating and so encouraging as it explores the issues of what it means to accept and live in Jesus Christ. A thoroughly enjoyable read; a true blessing.
God bless you, Nancy Rue.

All Round Healing and Spiritual Lifting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-20

I am proud and truly blessed to have read this book!! It touches on so many issues from viewing and discovering self through God’s eyes, to dealing with issues of shame, guilt, hypocrisy, compassion, forgiveness, parenting, and many other key issues that plague individuals and the communities we live in.
I was nervous in selecting this book and only did so because the small still voice said I should, that I needed to, to help me in my own journey of healing. This is a book that I truly needed and will treasure!!!

COSMIC

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This was COSMIC!!!!!! I really enjoyed this book and also the narrator ! How can you say amazing in a better word

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So Romantic So Inspirational

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Reviewed: 07-12-18

“Why did I not read this sooner?” is what you’ll be asking yourself and no, having background knowledge of the story does not spoil or take away from the experience of listening to this book - it actually enhances it!!!
This book brings the book of Ruth into a more intimate, realistic setting so that you feel a part of the story, live it through the lives of the characters. It puts into perspective what the characters must have gone through, the pain, the hope, the peace and the joy they encountered. For me, Biblical verses especially from Genesis, Psalms and Joshua were given renewed meaning in the reflection of daily life struggles. I could see aspects of my life story and those of many I know in the story of Ruth and Boaz...and though many parts are fictional, the fictional is the ordinary reality of many lives today. And that’s why this is a lovely book to read, because it’s just a literary way of doing what preachers and we ordinary people do with the stories and words from the Bible - we apply them, find meaning and relevance to our actual life experiences.
This is a tale beautifully written and wonderfully told!!

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A Reflective, Inspiring Piece of Work

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Wow, there are so many aspects of the story that can bring meaning or are relevant to any reader’s life. Real life issues as well as issues of faith are brought to the fore in such a wonderful tale of pain and overriding love. We’re reminded that no one is too broken or too far gone for God to work through with His love and hope.

Good & Entertaining but Lacking Strength

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

An entertaining read about a whirlwind forbidden romance- but lacking depth and strength, especially as regards the supporting characters.

Humorous and Playful

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

It was fine, quite entertaining but a little strange in some places and childish in others. I think apart from bits of bad language, it’s a good read for 12+; perhaps even for use in literature in secondary school insofar as it portrays the modern day problems of political correctness and intervention. But not really my cup of tea.

Great as usual but starting to drag...

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I enjoyed the continuing story but as the author seeks to maintain intrigue and mystery and introduce ingenious twists and turns, there are some characters (like under undisclosed siblings) and storylines that seem unnecessary and even somewhat desperate.....I worry that it’s becoming one of those series where the author is looking to stretch the series as long as possible and add as many side stories to ensure volume in each title.... It’s a pity and as a result, this 3rd instalment is not as good as book two and way below the standard of book one... Hope the author can wrap up the story/series in the next book to the higher standard achieved in the first two books!!

A Promising and Steady Start

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-18

This is a story with great potential to be growing success or not. The story begins slow and seems to drag a bit here only because the the author has the burden of both introducing and convincing us of the world of Pentamuria and the order of things on one hand, and the coming of age of boy with mysterious and ancient magic on the other. In the last few chapters, his development and intrinsically important events are rapidly rushed through as if the author realised too late that readers would require a satisfactory ending in order to consider getting the sequel.
The main character, Nil, is at first portrayed as a highly intuitive, intelligent and curious boy with strong yet indiscernible magical powers. Then while enrolled at the capital’s magical centre of learning for nobles with magic, he becomes unimaginably and irritatingly naive, dull and even stupid. Then before we know it, after having stumbled into some archaic scripts and writings in a long forgotten underground caves, he’s able to decipher and grasp an ancient magic and use it to gain rapid power and promotions!!!
That said, given ample time and space to stretch out the next phase of the story, there is hope that the ideas and events will be better distributed and delivered. It’s an unusual story that could so easily become predictable and boring as it can become refreshingly different and captivating. I’m not totally convinced that I should get the whole series, neither am I totally put off.
The narrator is well established and liked and did a superb job, a major factor in enduring some of the tedious, slower paced chapters.
A good read.

Not Convincing

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-17

Full of cheesy phrases, quite shallow and definitely only for the very young sci-fi audience. Often found the story dragging and the main character irritating at times.

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