Posts Tagged ‘Book Review’

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Join Bilbo Baggins and 13 dwarves as they journey across the mountainside and through the woods as they travel in search of a huge treasure. This treasure is guarded by an ominous dragon who’d rather die than give up this treasure. Along the way, the misfit clan must endure elves, men, spiders, and much more. The journey doe not end at the treasure. Once the treasure is secured, a war begins. See what Bilbo and his friends do to survive.

This is  a fantastic book. It does a good job of describing each character and place. You can almost see it as Tolkien is describing them. This book is full of adventure and you are left on the edge of your seat at the end of some chapters. Overall a great book and one I would recommend to anyone.


The Giver by Lois Lowry

This book is about a young boy named Jonas living in a community. This community is one in which every does their part for the community. Every one is categorized by age and each age has certain things they live by. When one turns 12, he receives his job assignment which is generally decided based on where he volunteered when  he was younger. When Jonas goes to his 12 ceremony, his number is skipped. After giving everyone else their job descriptions, the Elder gives Jonas the assignment as the new Receiver of the Community. After learning about his job and receiving several memories, he realizes how great the world would be if the whole community had those memories. The only way for that to happen is for Jonas to die or to leave the community. Jonas and his instructor, the Giver, create a plan to help Jonas escape. Jonas escapes the community with a young child. The end of the book is vague as the reader is unsure of whether Jonas is alive or not.

This is one of my favorite books to ever read. It is very easy to read and invites the reader to think, “What if everyone was the same?” This book does have a few objectionable elements that I would warn the reader about, especially a young reader. The book does talk about euthanasia and genetic engineering. Once again, this is a fantastic book to read.

The Grace and Truth Paradox by Randy Alcorn

In this book, Randy Alcorn describes the paradox of grace and truth in the Christian’s life. If a Christian leans towards one the other becomes lacking an does not show the world Christ-likeness. The book gave some helpful suggestions as to how to try to maintain this balance in your life.

This book is a great short read that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to become more Christ-like. It is very easy and enjoyable to read.