Monday, May 07, 2012

Book Consultant on Duty!

I've got some great new books for you today.

1. Good, Clean, Fun 

The Allegra Biscotti Collection, and its sequel, Allegra Biscotti: Who, What, Wear, aren't "Christian" fiction, but they're good, clean fun. In fact, I loved them. 

I got the first one during a free promo on Amazon, but I enjoyed it so much I immediately bought the sequel. They are perfect for teens (and tweens who read well), and even Grandma will enjoy them. I love a book that you can breeze through with pleasure, and both of these fit the bill. (They seem, if anything, too short. That's how much fun they are.) Whimsical illustrations fill the pages as plain ol' teenaged Emily becomes the hot new fashion designer Allegra Biscotti. Thing is, it's a secret! And secrets can lead to great, big trouble. 


2. Heaven Is Now

 I haven't read this yet, but it looks like a worthwhile addition to the plethora of "heavenly" releases out there. Published by Baker Book House, I expect a solid Christian worldview, and am looking forward to see what this guy has to add to what's on the table with other recent releases like Heaven, by Randy Alcorn, (Interesting, if a bit long) and Heaven is For Real, by Todd and Colton Burpo. (Loved this one! If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it.)   

.  3. Well-written, Intriguing Memoir

  I love memoirs, autobiographies, and real-life accounts. Thus, Finding an Unseen God: Reflections of a Former Atheist appealed to me from the outset, but after picking it up just to get a feel for the writing, I ended up reading straight through to the end!  Written in easy-to-read prose that is nevertheless respectful of the readers' intelligence, Chole (Ko-lee) gives an intriguing account of coming from atheism to faith. (I plan on sending a few copies of this to people of whom "faith" is not a descriptive word.) 

Are you planning your summer reading, yet?  And do you send people books as a form of evangelism?
Feel free to share your thoughts.

Warmest Blessings,

1 comment:

Linore Burkard said...

The "Allegra" book cover images didn't come through on the post (inexplicably), but if you click on just the little part that's showing, it'll take you to the amazon page where you can see the full cover. They're really cute and give you a feel for the content of the book.
I hope this author will be doing a third in the series.