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Thu Sep 04 00:00:00 MDT 2008sparkles777 Rating:4.0
This is a funny and informative book. It is packed rich full of information about angles and measurement. Probably good for fifth graders and above. This book is good for a math teacher or a special education teacher because it highlights a topic in an interesting and hilarious way. A definite way to entertain a class!
Sun May 01 00:00:00 MDT 2011moonpie72 Rating:5.0
Grace Grahamís life is in an upheaval. She is hurting from recently ending her 4 year engagement to her fiancť. Her sister is playing the guilt card, begging her to come and help with their father after his knee surgery and give her a much needed respite. This within itself would not be bad except she hasnít been home since the death of her mother, 8 years. On top of that she and her father do not get along. She harbors resentment toward him as she believes his choices caused her beloved motherís death. After realizing she will be the cause of her best friend/ bossís failed business deal. Grace then does what she has always done when faced with difficult situations, she runs. The heart of the story though is an unusual but contemporary topic. While is pregnant with her son, Dylan, now four, she sees her friendís son become autistic shortly after his MMR vaccination. She decides then she will never risk her child by vaccinating. Returning to her small hometown is bittersweet as she faces painful memories. Soon after arriving and helping her sister in the church nursery, Dylan, contracts the measles. Now every child in the nursery (all too young to have received the MMR yet) and some older adults in the community have been exposed. Including her sisterís frail, long awaited for adopted daughter. Soon there is an epidemic of measles in the town. As many children cling to life, including her niece, Grace becomes the focus and center of controversy for the choice she has made and how it has affected others. With no place to run this time, Grace is forced to face the maelstrom and put to the test not only her beliefs but her relationships with those she loves. The author does a beautiful job of showing both sides of the subject, without taking sides. It was very balanced. I could honestly very clearly see both sides of the issue. But the book is about far more than this current issue. It is about truly standing for what you believe even in the face of great opposition and standing alone. She realized she may be alone in the flesh but in all she was facing, God stood beside her guiding and comforting her. I saw a clear picture of when Christians turn from God because of suffering they have experienced; they will succumb to bitterness. The author shows that God can soften even the hardest heart and repair any damaged relationship, no matter how impossible it may seem, if we allow Him to. As Grace once again opens her life to the Lord, she finds the courage not only to deal with great anger and hatred directed to her, but to have the courage to made difficult decisions. In some parts my chest would tighten as I felt myself walk through these uncomfortable confrontations. This book is excellently written, entertaining, thought provoking and informative. Good job Ms. Cushman! I have received this from book Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
Wed Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2006mojoha53 Rating:4.0
The book was a birthday gift for my daughter. She took it to work to read during breaks and the entire staff wanted to read the book. The book was the topic of the discussion at work. Everyone wanted a copy. Good Job Overstock!
Thu Sep 29 00:00:00 MDT 2011remlap1 Rating:5.0
This is a very useful book for newlyweds. I bought it for my husband and I not long after our wedding. We have read several parts of the book and appreciated the insight. I like it so much that I bought a bunch more to give to friends as part of a wedding gift! :) There is good, solid advice/information/tips/examples that make this book worth it. The books covers all major topics that newlywed couples face (merging finances, doing household chores, sex, in-laws, entertainment/date-night plans, meal preparation, furniture, loans, rent and house shopping, ETC!) Great resource to have handy!
Mon Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2010kevin673 Rating:5.0
Glen Creason has given Angelenos, and those who wish they were, a book equal to its broad and beloved subject. Los Angeles in Maps is a thoroughly enjoyable journey through time and space. The standout of the book is, of course, Creason's erudite, yet engaging prose. He manages to be, at once, supremely informative and delightfully entertaining. The map reproductions are the perfect complement to the text. They serve to brilliantly illuminate and enhance the topics being discussed. As a native and lifelong lover of Los Angeles, I am thrilled with Glen Creason's achievement. I look forward to enjoying this book for years and years to come.
Sat Aug 19 00:00:00 MDT 2006tcmreviews Rating:4.0
In this book Herbert Harris leads us on an inspirational journey towards greater self-awareness and fulfillment through his twelve universal laws. Intertwined with Biblical and metaphysical principals, his aim is to empower you as the reader to reach your full potential. In easy to follow chapters with the main theme of reaching personal success, he suggests action techniques for getting your desired results. Within the multitude of topics looked at, Mr. Harris focuses on his Twelve Laws of Thought, Change, Vision, command, Magnetism, Focus, Action, Value, Relationships, Supply, Persistence, and Truth. This self-help book is presented in a very logical manner that makes it easy to use. With concise and insightful chapters that end with a helpful study guide, the reader has the chance for further self-exploration. I particularly enjoyed the sections on developing positive thinking, the seven point formula for eliminating worry, and creating affirmations to live by. The formula for Achieving Your Goals, the Nine Point Formula for Situation Resolution, and Mastering the Riddle of Survival, amongst other sections, I found to be particularly suited to today?s fast paced world. With these intuitive points, Mr. Harris provides an entertaining read with everything necessary to help guide you in your quest of turning your life around. So, simply stated, let's get started!
Mon Jan 05 00:00:00 MST 2009dbrown210 Rating:5.0
I bought the two Marly & Me books for my 7 year old grandson. They were an easy read for him, but also very interesting and a great intro to him seeing the movie. It was an easy way to encourage him to read, especially books about topics that interest him.
Wed Aug 29 00:00:00 MDT 2007beh2468 Rating:5.0
Once again Michael Palmer entertains with a mixture of mystery and medical knowledge by combining both to keep the reader on the edge until the the end of the book. I have read this book twice and recommended it to several of my friends with and without medical backgrounds.
Fri Dec 14 00:00:00 MST 2007jamie1833 Rating:5.0
This book was perfect for my little boy! My husband loves it too (maybe too much)! Flatulents is usually a taboo topic, but this book shows us that it doesn't have to be. Its funny and tells a good story. We will be collecting the whole Walter the Farting Dog series now!
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