Review: The Fourth Fisherman

The Fourth Fisherman takes the story of three Mexican fisherman stranded at sea and infuses into the tale a fourth fisherman, Joe Kissack. When Joe is told about the survival of these three fishermen – Jesus, Salvador, and Lucio, he is drawn to their story. Drifting on the ocean for over nine months strikes a chord with him, and he begins to realize how much he has drifted in his own life. While tracking down the survivors, Joe discovers some hard truths about himself.

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Review: Where Lilacs Still Bloom

Where Lilacs Still Bloom is about a German immigrant named Hulda Klager. She’s a farmer’s wife, a mother, and she has a passion for plants. More than just growing plants, her passion includes hybridizing them too, and that is just not something women do…mostly if the year is 1889. Luckily for Hulda her husband is a supporter of her so-called hobby.

From creating a bigger and more crisper apple, to the hybridization of several flowers, Hilda’s story is one of dedication, patience, and striving to give to others what God had placed on her heart – a passion to help people experience the beauty of flowers.

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Review: Finding Our Way Home

Finding Our Way Home takes place in a small town in Wanonishaw, Minnesota where Sasha Davis, a well known and exalted ballerina, has decided to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Her career came to a crashing end when she suffered an injury during one of her performances. To make matters worse, the injury happened when she was dancing with her partner and husband, Donald Major. Although she is aware of Donald’s innocence in the accident, she still can’t bear to have him see her in such a state; mostly when his career is still going strong, and so she separates herself from him. Her only helper in recovering is the new aide she has hired, Evelyn. Evelyn is a young nineteen year old whose positive attitude becomes a major encouragement to Sasha. As their friendship grows, Sasha discovers that life is more than ballet but after all she has put her husband through, will he even talk to her again?

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Review: A Sound Among the Trees

A Sound Among the Trees is a book about a lady named Marielle who finds herself drawn into the history of her husband’s deceased wife. After getting married and moving into the same house her husband, Carson, had previously shared with his first wife, Sarah, Marielle begins to hear rumors about one of Sarah’s ancestors; a strange tale involving the Civil War and a girl named Susannah. As Marielle is drawn into the history, she discovers a few truths not only about the past but about herself as well.

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Review: Desiring God DVD

In this DVD series, John Piper teaches about Christian hedonism in ten sessions (2 DVDs). Hedonism is the doctrine that pleasure is the chief good; so Christian hedonism would mean that obtaining pleasure through Christ is the ultimate goal for the Christian, and that it is okay to pursue your heart’s desire because if you are in Christ your desires would be of Christ.

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