Jamie's 2007 Book Reviews

Hi, my name is Jamie Gandy and my favorite summer activity is READING!

I start every morning by reading my Bible. Near the end of 2006 I started reading the first book of the bible - GENESIS. My goal is to read the whole Bible from the beginning to the end.

I hope you will join me in filling your summer days with reading some great Christian books. I strongly recommend reading books that will inspire you to be a better follower of Jesus Christ. When you fill your head with Godly thoughts you will find it easier to be a more Godly person.

When I was younger I was not a good reader because I did not have the desire to read. When my older brother and sister read required book assignments for high school English my mom would get the books on tape so that I could read along while the tape was playing. One of the first book series that I enjoyed readling along with the tapes was Lord of the Rings. Then one day my best friend Fallon told me about a series of books that she really enjoyed reading. To get me to read it she loaned me the first book of Warriors by Erin Hunter. I loved the Warriors and have read every book in the series. We joined a Warriors club online, and have lots of friends that love the books also. Now I love to read, and as soon as I finish one book I have to find another one to start right away. Last year I started writing book reviews for Just 4 Kids Magazine. I want to be a Christian Fiction writer, and I have already written a few books. Two of my books are already published. Last Christmas I wrote a childrens story The Donkey's Path To Bethlehem", and I have compiled my favorite recipes in Jamie's Cookbook. I also helped my mom write the God's Princesses Forever Series

My summer favorite book series pick is ... The First Born
by Karen Kingsbury. This series makes every page an adventure that made it impossible to put down, and when I finish the book I pleaded with my mom to please take me to the bookstore so I could get started reading the next book. Click Here if you want to read more on Karen Kingsbury's First Born Series.

Last year I read "Three Roads to Valhalla" by Catherine Pomeroy Stewart. This book was written in 1948. It was written almost 60 years ago, and is the only book that I found myself skipping pages. The style of writing today is different than they way books were written back then.

Books that I have read in 2007

"Warriors: Sunset" by Erin Hunter
Hunter's newist book 'Sunset' is good read for all people who loves cats, the story shows that loyalties should go farther in the Clans then kin in enemy Clan. It is a must read for those of you who love to learn about the cats in the forest.

"Deception" by Judith McWilliams

"Beka Cooper" by Tamora Pierce

"Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood" by Meredith Ann Pierce

"Wolf Speaker" by Tamora Pierce

"Gentle Annie" by Mary Francis Shura

"Bitter Night Sweet Dawn" by Janet Bedly

"Chase" by Jessie Haas
Chase is about a young boy who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he has to run away for a crime he didn't do. This book to me was okay, but it's more for kids around the ages of 10-14.

"Fame" by Karen Kingsbury
Fame is a book about forgiveness, love and much more. It teaches you that you should pray and ask God for wisedom to do the right thing, and to trust Him to lead you down the path He has planed for you, you just have to listen and be patishent because He may telling you but you are to into the worsd around us to hear Him. In the book Fame it also shows us that sometimes bad things happen to us before blessings can be made, and we have to always know that God is watching over us so we should put our faith and trust in Him. I'd rackamend this book to people ages 14 and up.

"Brave Enemies" by Robert Morgan

"Warriors: The Sight" by Erin Hunter

"Forgiven" by Karen Kingsbury
This book is such a great Christian story, it's about forgiveness, peace and the pain of lossing someone who's very close to you. Forgiven shows us that anyone can lose someone close to you, and that such deaths should bring fellowship and prayer. It also shows us the peace God can give us if we ask for his forgiveness in our lives. I'd say Forgiven is an awesome read for ages 14 and up. It is one of my favorite series that I have ever read. I give this book five stars!

"Found" by Karen Kingsbury
Found is a Christian book that shows us the joy and love that God brings to us when He cames into our hearts, and when He becomes the Lord of our lives. It also shows us the pain of losing your unborn baby, and the joy of finally getting to meet your Firstborn child, there are many other life lessons that the book shares. I'd say Found is a great read for ages 14 and up.
I'd give Found five stars.

"Family" by Karen Kingsbury

"Forever" by Karen Kingsbury
This wonderful series is summed up by the statement found on the last page of the book .... "His FAME would always be an issue, an aspect of his life, but he was FORGIVEN, and now that he had FOUND his place in the FAMILY he longed for, he couldn't wait to start working on FOREVER. Because now that his questions had been answered, now that the lake house had been completed it was time to start on the next project. Planning a wedding."
The first book of the next series SUNRISE is another excellent book.

1. Redemption is the first book in the five-book Redemption series that Gary Smalley and Karen write about the Baxter family--their fears and desires, their strengths and weaknesses, their losses and victories. Book One explores redemption. This book follows the pain, love, hurt, stuggles and other feelings of Kari Baxter. It's a heart warming book that shows us the power of God, and also the loss that most married people go though. But with God's help we can all get though and learn to trust again. I'd rate Redemption a full five stars.

2. Remember This story vividly illustrates that we must value others more than ourselves, and it drives home one of Gary Smalley's key messages: Honor one another.

3. Return What will it take for Luke to return to the family? A story of tenacious love and long for a lost son.

4. Rejoice A wedding takes place. A story of unspeakable loss and the overwhelming miracle of new life.
5. Reunion The Baxters share a moment that love always wins. A story of God's grace and redemption, his victory even in the most difficult times.

I am now reading A Time To Dance by Karen Kingsbury

Just 4 Kids Magazine Summer Reviews 2007

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