Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Soul Friends

It took more over a monthfor me to finish reading this book.  I wanted to like it and have enjoyed previous material from Dr. Parrott; however, this book was hard to read and not at all what I expected.

With 34 chapters in 215 pages, I thought the book would be simple and straightforward.  Instead, it was complicated and disjointed.  Each chapter would start with an idea or concept and then the author would tangent to another idea and then another.  Often I would end the chapter without knowing exactly what the point was.  I think the author had an idea in mind, but the descriptions and stories overwhelmed the main idea so much that the main idea was lost.

I really wanted to like this book and intended to share it with a friend.  Unfortunately, the book did not live up to my expectations.

Zondervan provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finding Me

Through tragedy, Kelli Huddleston discovers that her dad was not what he seemed which leads her to discover her family who are more than they seemed.

Kelli is fired from a job because she stood up for what is right.  This gave her the opportunity to travel across the country to find her birth family and see who they really are while protecting her real identity.  She learns a great deal about them and about herself.

While the story is interesting, I had a hard time with how everything fell into place so nicely.  Kelli had the luxury of not worrying about her income.  Her birth mom was forgiving and understanding.  Her birth sister was open and loving and willing to start a deep relationship with this stranger.  Even her father's best friend extended friendship and grace to Kelli with no questions asked.  No one seemed hurt when the truth came out about what Kelli's father did to the family.  It was just too sugary sweet for my tastes.

Bethany House provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for this review which I freely give.