Archives For Book Reviews

We’d like to start posting more book reviews from the kids on the website.  To start off with, here’s one from Hannah (makes me want to read it!):

Book:  Beyond the Sacred Page by Jack Cavanaugh

One woman. Haunted by her past, kept from the breaking point by the love of her husband. Called into the court of Queen Anne Boleyn, and caught up in the turmoil that that brings, will she ever find peace again?

One man. A heretic hunter by trade, driven by his passion to see the Tyndale Translation of the Bible eradicated from England. Worried by his wife’s dark hauntings, and caught up in his desire to wipe away all traces of the new Protestant religion, will he ever find peace again?

Pernell and Meg Foxe. One couple, driven apart by one controversial subject, the Bible. When Meg is transformed by reading the banned book, she endeavours to hide it from her husband, who has dedicated himself to eradicate that same book. But when he discovers her secret, a torrent of thrilling and dangerous events unfold. Can Meg show Pernell the power of the Bible, before it is too late???

‘Beyond the Sacred Page’ is a fantastic novel written by Jack Cavanaugh. Set during the troubled reign of Henry VIII, this book masterfully tells the story of the Tyndale Translation, and the fire that it set in England. I give this book 10********** out of 10, for a complex, yet easily understood plot, with remarkable characters and amazing writing. I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up.


Novel Idea

Melanie —  December 18, 2015


Last summer when we were in Oregon, we were incredibly blessed by the hospitality of our good friends, Wayne and Tammy Fish, who opened their home to our large family for four weeks.  Staying with this gracious couple was by far one of the biggest blessings of our time in the USA.  Their children are now grown so they let us spread out and fill their beautiful home!

This past year, Tammy has been busy writing her first novel – Spring Thaw.  She was posting it on her website a chapter at a time over the summer.  I started reading it while we were staying there and I got hooked!  Couldn’t wait for her to post the next chapter!

It’s a unique love story that is set in a place near and dear to my own heart – beautiful Oregon.  You’ll enjoy the gently woven together story about two icy hearts melting and you’ll learn a bit about Oregon history and geography along the way.  It’s available as an e-book for $2.99 on Smashwords.  I highly recommend it!  Click here for more information on where to download the book which comes out on 21st December.

If you order before 21st December and use this code (TZ93A), you can download the novel for free.  If you use the code, Tammy would love you to leave a review (she wants honesty!) but it’s not mandatory.  Hope you will enjoy it!

Miscarriage Reflections and Resources

Peter —  February 17, 2015

Feet HeartMelanie has put together a really helpful set of reflections and resources relating to our miscarriage last year.  There is a sequence of reflections from various points in the year following our miscarriage.  There is a page of resources that we have found helpful.  And there is a page of suggestions for how to help a friend who is going through this.  I really appreciate how Melanie has been willing to share the emotional struggle of grief so that others might also find help and encouragement as they face difficult days.  The resources all begin with this page – please click here to take a look.  Perhaps something can be useful for you or someone you know.