Saturday, October 11, 2008

How Would Jesus Vote

How Would Jesus Vote
D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe
ISBN 1400074061
Current Events

The upcoming elections present voters with a challenge, and for Christians, it is even more true. If we are to be imitators of Christ, we need to know how He would deal with all that is before us, on all electoral levels. In a clar, concise manner, the authors lay out Biblical principles on the issues before us such as poverty, immigration, heath care, and a plethora of others, with each opinion backed by Scripture and or examples from the lives of the Reformers. Though possibly someone of other opinion could find verse supporting their views, the style and content strike me as being balanced, fair, Biblical, and while not without bias, with a definite Christian perspective.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Merry Gentry 7

Swallowing Darkness
Laurell K Hamilton
Random House
ISBN 0345495934

If Merry thought that her pregnancy would make her life any easier, that is, she would have fulfilled the Queen of Air and Darkness' terms of heirship, she was sadly mistaken. Rather, the twins in her womb have made her at least twice as much of a target as ever and placed her at the center of a war that is fought on multiple fronts as both the Seelie and Unseelie courts attack her and her cousin, Cel, does not take his defeat lying down, either. Bloody battles are bad enough, but her personal losses sting all the more as her foes come against her through the men closest to her heart, the fathers of her children. As the situations come to their heads, Merry finds that she must make a choice that will cost her dearly, however it goes.

With the seventh volume of this series, the reader gets a payoff that is both bittersweet and yet, welcome. It feels as if things have drawn to a close on Merry's world, but it is done so well that it is hard to regret. High fantasy elements are mixed in with urban fantasy in this satisfying story, but you do need a scorecard to keep track of all the characters.