Is The Paranormal Real? My Review of Marcia Montenegro’s Spellbound

Marcia Montenegro is a former astrologer and “New Age” practitioner. And she has a warning for parents: Beware the seductive power and dangers of the paranormal. In her 2006 book Spellbound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids, Montenegro defines the paranormal as “efforts to access or use supernatural power or attempts to gain secret or hidden information […]

Should America Have Dropped The Atomic Bomb? My Review of Killing The Rising Sun

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan is the most gripping and graphically intense account of World War II that I’ve yet to read. It is the sixth installment of the hugely popular Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. It also breaks new ground. Unlike their previous books in the series, Killing […]

High-Stakes Adventure in Virtual Reality: My Review of J.A. Cipriano’s LitRPG Novel Soulstone Awakening

A couple weeks ago, I discovered a whole new genre: LitRPG when I ordered a copy of J.A. Cipriano’s Soulstone: Awakening through Kindle Unlimited. J.A. Cipriano is a New York Times bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy fiction, and his novel Soulstone is an action-packed romp through a computer game. That’s right. A computer game! […]

A Sci-Fi Yarn Any Star Wars Fan Will Appreciate: My Review of James Somers’ Chronicles of Soone

Several years ago, I discovered science fiction and fantasy author James Somers. His debut novel, The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King, drew me in from the start. Of course, I’m a huge fantasy and sci-fi fan, and Somers’ Chronicles of Soone is an action-packed yarn any Star Wars fan (like yours truly) will appreciate. The […]

A Desperate Fight for Religious Freedom: My Review of James Byron Huggins’ Rora

When their lives and liberties are threatened, should Christians submit peacefully to martyrdom or resist with force of arms? In the seventeenth century, a community of Christians known as the Waldensians chose the latter. James Byron Huggins, known mainly for action-packed sci-fi thrillers like Hunter, Cain, and Nightbringer, brings their valiant struggle to life in […]

Bringing a Biblical Heroine to Life: A Review of Jill Eileen Smith’s The Prophetess

Deborah, the Old Testament judge and prophetess for Israel, comes to life in the second book of bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith’s Daughters of the Promised Land series. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, and since I am currently preaching a series on Deborah (see Part One here), I was inspired to pick […]