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Will The World End In 2012? By Raymond C. Hundley

To begin with, I did not like Hundley’s Will The World End In 2012?, which is supposed to be a Christian guide to whether the world really will end on December 21, 2012.  Raymond breaks down each supporting detail to the world ending in 2012 by discussing each probability of it happening by chapter.  Hundley uses scientific data and facts to represent each possibility, then, at the end of the chapter, he states his “Conclusion” on whether he thinks each factor is a good argument in supporting the world ending.  One example of a chapter topic he uses is the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012.

                I felt the book left you confused at the end of each chapter and not knowing what to believe.  Furthermore, the book was directed more so to nonbelievers, rather than Christians who were looking for a Christian point of view on the subject.  At the end of the book, Raymond has a long chapter dedicated on preparing for the end of the world, whether or not it happens in 2012.  In conclusion, I felt Will The World End In 2012? left the reader with more questions than answers and failed to give a Christian viewpoint on the matter.

Thank you to Book Sneeze for providing me with this book to review!

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review by Kady GarrettWill The World End In 2012?

Saint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers

Saint Patrick is a biography on St. Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day’s namesake.  The major references Jonathan Rogers used for the books were two of Saint Patrick’s books, Confession and Epistle.  Rogers begins the story with a teenage Patrick being turned over into slavery and then gradually tells the story of how Saint Patrick played a major part in converting the Irish to Christianity.

                One thing I loved about Saint Patrick was how it read like a novel instead of a just-facts biography – it really told Patrick’s story.  Additionally, I felt like Rogers knew his stuff and presented the facts in a fresh and fun manner.  I also liked how the chapters were written in chronological order, unlike the format of many biographies.  However, I thought the last chapter, chapter 7, rambled a bit.  Another thing that I did not find favorable was how the beginning of the book failed to capture your immediate attention; I had to struggle to keep on reading.  Although, after I got started, I couldn’t put the book down.  All in all, I liked Jonathan Roger’s compact biography on St. Patrick.

Thank you to Book Sneeze for providing me with this book!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Review by Kady GarrettSaint Patrick by Jonathan Rogers


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