Monday, July 8, 2013

Book Review: The Point - The Redemption of Oban Ironbout ~ by William E. Jefferson

The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout is from new author, William E. Jefferson, a self-proclaimed "message maker".  Interwoven in his book are words of truth pulled from the Scriptures. 

There are four primary stories happening in this book.  Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze are on a journey of sorts.  Hollie is battling a health condition, Goodwin is seeking a unique house in an area his grandfather once frequented, both are involved in a spiritual journey that is centered within a quiet, monastery-set community, and there is the extended mystery surrounding Oban Ironbout.

Monks take a month to delve into 12 deep Biblical truths that wrap a story within a story, creating a dramatic, thought-provoking, and poetic way of thinking.  These twelve portions of The Point showcase Mr. Jefferson's message-making writing style.

While thought-provoking, I wasn't drawn into the story as I hoped I would be.  At times it felt as though there was too much wordiness going on between Hollie and Goodwin; conversations that described more internalized thoughts or place-descriptors than what people would typically communicate in spoken word.  The 12 stories that followed through Bible passages were most interesting to me.

I received this book from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Book Review: Chronicles of Dinosauria ~ Dave Woetzel


Love dinosaurs?  Love history?  This is the book for you!  Chronicles of Dinosauria gives the reader insight into the how's, why's, and when's of dinosaurs that lived (possibly still live) at the same time as man.  God created everything in 6 days; contrary to evolution, people did not evolve millions of years after dinosaurs became extinct.  

In Dave Woetzel's book, beautifully illustrated by Richard Dobbs and published by Master Books, evidences and proofs are presented that should have even the most ardent evolutionist questioning his or her belief system.  

Chapters include: The Creation and Dinosaurs, The Flood and Dinosaurs, Fossil Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man, Historical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man, Artistic Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man, Biblical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man, and Apologetics/Conclusion.

Read fascinating facts about fossilized ferns the size of modern trees, dragonflies with 3ft-wingspans, 60 ft-long sharks, massive fossil graveyards (many in current day deserts) that were laid down by water, and why it is significant that many fossilized dinosaurs are found in a "death pose". Find out the relevance of human artifacts found in the lower fossil record and fossilized human and dinosaur footprints.  Wrap your mind around the UNfossilized dinosaur bones, red blood cells, hemoglobin protein and even a dinosaur with tail bone tendons still attached that have been found!  Study cultural stories, histories, sculptures, drawings, and unearthed items that reflect the history of the coexistence of people and dinosaurs.  Consider cryptozoology, the science of hidden animals.  Read God's Word to know that He alone is Creator and author of life.

This is the type of book that I could see Veritas Press and/or Sonlight picking up at some point to include in their science/history curriculum.  It's that quality of a book; informative for both younger and older "students".

"Dino Dave" Woetzel  has expanded research available at  His book and website are a wealth of information sharing evidences that people and dinosaurs coexisted; evidences of a powerful, mighty Creator.
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead."  Romans 1:20