From the Bookshelf
By Alyce Wilson
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in a Whisper
AuthorHouse, 2006: ISBN 1-4259-1865-4
Young poet John Zur wrote these between age 15 and 19. The poems are
frequently abstract and make a forced used of rhyme, making grand assertions
but failing to bring the concepts to life.
A Physician as Patient
Allan Lohaus, M.D.
Synergy Books, 2006: ISBN 0-9755922-9-7
Recounting his struggles recovering from surgery and infection, author
and physician Allan Lohaus focuses more on medical terminology than
on the emotional impact. He reflects on his medical career through flashbacks,
but the connection to his medical struggles is unclear.
ABC Book of Meditations and Memories
Andrea Warren Rand
TurnKey Press, 2006: ISBN 1-933538-34-1
A collection of reflections and quotes, interspersed with multiple blank
pages on which the reader is encouraged to write meditations. The quotes
are badly organized, frequently from obscure authors, and the book,
though well-intended, lacks direction.
Bridgeway Books, 2006: ISBN 1-933538-05-8
A White House guard tries to rescue a diplomat's daughter from her arranged
marriage. This thriller lacks suspense and a meaningful plot resolution.
Word Association Publishers, 2005: ISBN 1-59571-071-X
A sprawling thriller filled with dozens of interchangeable characters
involved in international intrigue, this book is difficult to follow.
The author tries to do too much, instead of telling a simple tale well.
of the Jackalope
Roy Campbell, ill. by David Bosworth
Bridgeway Books, 2006: ISBN 1-933538-04-X
Aimed at about a fourth grade reading level, this book follows Molly,
a jackalope ridiculed for having only one antler. Yet, she makes friends
everywhere and rarely encounters a problem that troubles her long in
this slow-paced rambling tale.
Goodbye to Stubborn Sin
Clark Gerhart, MD with Jefferson Scott
Siloam, 2005: ISBN 1-59185-625-6
According to surgeon Clark Gerhart, sin is rooted in our biological
drives and therefore, overcoming sin involves denying them. He fails
to show, however, how this near impossible task could lead to spiritual
at Work Without Sidetracking Your Faith
Amy C. Baker
New Hope Publishers, 2006: ISBN 1-56309-963-2
Businesswoman Amy Baker shares some inspirational advice on succeeding
in the workplace without compromising your values. She provides solid
career advice, drawing on the experiences of other Christian businesswomen,
as well as her own.