Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: The Deposit Slip - Todd M. Johnson Grisham, move over!
This is Todd Johnson's first novel. You could never tell it. As a legal Thriller, it reads like a movie.

The story starts out with Erin Larson. Her father has died. As she is going through his safety deposit box, she finds a deposit slip showing that her father placed 10 million dollars in a local bank.

The bank then claims there is no record of the deposit. That is where the main character, Jared Neaton, comes in. As a lawyer, he has to investigate all the facts, to what seems to be a conspiracy, and win the case for his client.

Jared is thwarted at every turn. He is already in financial trouble because of a previous case. If he loses the case, he not only loses his fees, but has to pay the lawyers fees for the bank also. The fees add up to almost 1 million dollars. If he loses he goes bankrupt.

The story keeps you guessing all the way till the end:

Where did the money come from?
What happened to it?
Is the bank lying?

This is a great read! I have read John Grisham and feel that Johnson is just as good. I look forward to future novels from Todd Johnson.

*This book was provided free by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: Kay Arthur - Fatal Distractions

I have read Kay Arthur for years. I do not always agree with every nuance of her theology, but

she has ignited many people with a love for studying the word of God.

This is not a regular book. It is a study guide. The is written for a study group in mind. As a

six week course packed full of discussion questions, it will start any group talking. I read it

as an individual and still gained a lot.

Each week focuses on a sin that most people deal with almost everyday.

Week One: Pride

When we think of ourselves more highly than we should. How many times have I cut others down?

Week Two: Anger

How many times have I blown up in a situation and hurt others and God.

Week Three: Jealousy

Why did they get that promotion? How did they buy that new car or house?

Week Four: Gluttony

Man, I love those Krispy Kreams

Week Five: Slothfulness

Just one more hour of sleep.

Week Six: Greed

What I could do with 1 Million dollars?

This book really makes you think. It is very convicting. Who of us have not fought one or more of

these sins.

Each chapter has multiple quotes from scripture that illustrates or speaks about the sin you are

studying about that week. It also shows you what do do to overcome those sins.

Some of these chapters really stepped on my toes.

It is a very short read, but keeps you moving forward.

I recommend this book!

*This book was given free of charge by waterbrookmultnomah in exchange for an honest review.