The last book I’m reading this year is the first in a series by Randy Alcorn

is Deadline by Randy Alcorn published in 2006. I reserved a copy of Nikon D3500 For Dummies by Julie Adair King from our library, but it took a long time before it was available and then came in right during Christmas. I doubt I’ll get started on it until 2020. I think I’ll keep an eye out for it or David Busch’s Nikon D3500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch on ebay for a used copy after I take the time to go thru the manual. Hate guessing where you change settings at!

I tried to read Heaven but just couldn’t make it very far but I did read Safely Home by him and liked it. My mom loaned me her book. We don’t quite read a book the same way. Most fiction books I’ve read, you can’t tell it. I don’t underline, crack the spine or dog-ear pages. My mom does. Therefore we can only loan books one way 🙂 She bought the series and when she finished book one, Deadline, she loaned it to me. Next is book 2, Dominion and book 3, Deception. 

It is about a columist, Jake, and his lifelong friends, Finney, a follower of Christ, and Doc who was not. Because it was written about a columnist it gave Alcorn a great way to write about both, well all three thoughts on being a Christ-follower all while following a crime thriller/mystery.

Here is what the blurb has on Amazon.
The first book in the Ollie Chandler series, this rerelease of the Randy Alcorn bestseller is a heart-pounding murder mystery

When tragedy strikes those closest to him, Jake Woods must draw upon all his resources to uncover the truth about the suspicious accident. Soon he finds himself swept up in a murder investigation that is both complex and dangerous. Unaware of the threat to his own life, Jake is drawn in deeper and deeper as he desperately searches for the answers to the immediate mystery at hand and—ultimately—the deeper meaning of his own existence.

Deadline is a dramatic and vivid novel of substance, filled with hope and perspective for every reader who longs to feel purpose in life.

He does go on to clarify that all the thoughts about Heaven are his own, but they are based on what he’s read in the Bible. I really liked the thought of people we love, who have accepted Jesus, praying for us from Heaven. The book does talk about Heaven and Hell. Abortion. Marriage, teen sex, homo/heterosexuals, race, prejudices, liberal and conservatives, believers and unbelievers, and angels and it is done in such a way that I won’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family including my teen niece. It was well written and as far as the crime thriller mystery… I didn’t guess it at all.  Alcorn mentions Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis that we own a copy of, and The Brethren by Woodward. I’ll have to look into that book too.

It talks about a Paradise with God, angels, and loved ones who accepted Christ, that is not yet Heaven. Here is a part that really made sense to me.

“Maybe the greatest danger isn’t when the rules get broken. Maybe it is when the rules get changed. Once they’re changed, you can follow the new rules and think you’re doing the right thing. And all the time you new truth is just the old lies. You tell youself it’s okay because the standards have changed, but it the standards mean anything at all, they don’t change. They can’t. I mean, a yard is still thrity -six inches long, even if everybody says otherwise, right?”

Cover illustration by Cliff Nielson / Shannon Associates Design by Kirk DouPounce. I LOVE how this is listed on Amazon with the book numbers listed so you quickly know what book to start with and that it is in a series. I like that CC Tillery, that I do book covers for does this too. Although they put the series and book number on the print covers too. As far as covers go… I get the point of the title being in typewriter-like font, but I doubt a younger person would even know what that was. It has a lot going on including the continued typewriter for “a novel Alcorn”, a face, angle statues, and newspaper print. The cover on Amazon now looks to be of a speedometer and cracked windshield. Out of the two, I like the cover on the one I read.


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I tend to like thrillers, law, mysteries or Christian based novels. I seem to be finding new authors all the time that I enjoy reading. I do not want to read books where they take the Lord’s name in vain, have a lot of graphic violence, are about sports and I’m really not into non-fiction history.

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Here is my pinboard on NC Authors, and my post about what I think authors want you to know. I will be compiling a pinboard of books added to my “want to read” list. The main local library has a newsletter that almost every month has a list called “Reginal Roundups” and it’s a great way to find local authors.

There is Paperback Swap for those of us who still want to hold a real book in our hands. Here are the books I have to swap or sell. I also have  50+ credits available for purchase at $3. each.

For my other “What I’m reading” post-click that tag over there on the right under tags or click this link.

For my Books & Movies Pinterest Pins click here.

If we like the same kind of books, I’d love to hear your recommendations ~

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