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Sunday, July 15, 2012

"The Brave" by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

This book is geared towards young people, but I feel the underlying messages apply to all.  It is about being brave not by sheer strength but rather by trust and faith in a God more powerful than anything in the world.  There are not that many chapters, and the fun light blue font is exciting on the pages.  I've read work by Hayley DiMarco before and have enjoyed it.  While this book flowed well, there were times when you could tell where she was writing and parts where her husband was writing.  I am tempted to criticize this.  However, I will not since a male perspective may benefit male readers.  But I digress.  In terms of Scripture, it is quoted and referenced where appropriate.  The tone is simple enough so that new Christians who may not have read the Bible will still understand what is going on.  Also, the tone is advanced enough so that mature Christians will not be totally bored.  Overall, the book was nice.  What I did not necessarily like was a comment on how people get divorced because they are disobedient.  While I think the authors had good intentions, I doubt they thought of scenarios where a spouse is obeying God but is forced to get divorced when their spouse either cheats on them or is abusing/endangering them physically with violence.  Overall, this book ain't bad.


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