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A nonfiction leisure weekend reading review!  Because Pastors and apologists also need a break from heavy reading!

 

Sam Kleiner.  The Flying Tigers. New York, NY: Viking, May 15th, 2018. 304 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the story of a military aviation volunteer group comprising mostly of Americans that fought against the Japanese in China during the 1940s.  I have heard of the Flying Tigers for many years but know so little about them until I got a hold of this book.  What prompted to read this book was the result of reading a previous book on China and America titled The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom.  That book talked about the Flying Tigers and their commander Claire Chennault and although it was too brief the reference to the Flying Tigers that book made me want to find a longer discussion of the famous fighter outfit.  I’m glad I read this book.

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Since becoming a parent I have also been eyeing and reviewing Christian children’s books.  Here are review of two more works.

Tomie DePaola.  Tomie DePaola’s Book of Bible Stories. New York, NY: Puffin Books, February 18th 2002. 128 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an illustrated children’s book of stories from the Bible.  The publisher states the age range for this book is from ages 4 to 8.  In terms of school grade level that is from preschool to third grade.  I thought this was a good book to have for Christian parents to read to their children.  I personally read this work to my kids at night before they went to sleep.

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Augustine. The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Escondido, CA: Hovel Audio Inc, February 28, 2006. 12 hours, 48 minutes.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Christian Audio Amazon

This is a classic by the early Church Father name Augustine.  It is an autobiography and the testimony of the long journey of how this famous Bishop came to trust in the Lord.  I struggled to make time to read this book but was delighted to find an unabridged audiobook of this work.  It was a blessing to listen to the audiobook.

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These Banner Board Books for children are awesome!  For part 1 of my reviews click here.

Rebecca VanDoodewaard.  The Man who Preached Outside. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, November 10th 2017. 16 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the third Banner Board Books for kids that I purchased to read to my young preschool age daughters.  I enjoyed the first two so much that I decided to order the other two Banner Board books.  These are great resources to introduce godly historical figures from church history to young kids that still need their parents to read to them and also for those who are starting to read.  This particular title was on George Whitefield, the famous eighteenth century English Gospel preacher who evangelized in both Europe and North America.

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We haven’t reviewed comics here for our weekend leisure reading review in a while so here’s one.  Why a weekend review?  Because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

Tom King.  Batman Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, December 19th 2017. 200 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is the fourth trade paperback volume in DC Comics’ Rebirth’s series on Batman.  The book collects issues #25-32.  This particular volume tells the story of the war between Batman’s two super-villains: The Joker and the Riddler.

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Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser. Messiah in the Passover.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, May 12th 2017. 384 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Kregel Amazon

Have you ever wondered about how the Jewish Passover anticipate the Messiah?  Or perhaps you might wonder what is the connection between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper?  Or maybe you realized you simply don’t know anything about the Jewish Passover and you want to learn more about it and wonder what might be an available resource to learn more?  If so this is the book for you.

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These Banner Board Books for children are awesome!  I plan to review the other two

Rebecca VanDoodewaard.  The Woman Who Loved To Give Books: Susannah Spurgeon. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, November 10th 2017. 16 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the first Banner Board Books for kids that I purchased to read to my young daughters who at that time were five years old and under.  I bought it to introduce godly historical figures from church history that would serve as an example to them.  This particular title was on Susannah Spurgeon the wife of the famous English Preacher Charles Spurgeon.

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