Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
DEAN CERTAINLY KNOWS HOW TO DRAW AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE OUT OF HER READERS! I RAN A GAMUT OF THEM AS I READ WANTED: A FAMILY. IN FACT I WAS THE SPITTING-NAILS-KIND-OF-MAD AT SOME POINTS IN THE STORY. SO MUCH SO THAT I HAD TO STAND AND PACE WHILE I READ! LOL. THERE'S A POWERFUL MESSAGE PACKED IN THE PAGES OF THIS BOOK AND IT PROVED TO BE A THOUGHT-PROVOKING READ. ISSUES DEALING WITH JUDGEMENT AND WHAT 'GRACE' MEANS AND WHO IT IS APPLIED TO IS JUST AS TIMELY NOW AS IN THE HISTORICAL PERIOD THIS BOOK WAS SET IN. KUDOS TO DEAN FOR TACKLING SUCH AN IMPORTANT AND CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC.
I LOVED THE PACING IN THE WANTED: A FAMILY. THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL, UNHURRIED SCENES THAT DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS AND PLOT BUT WHEN TENSION BUILDS, DEAN'S WORDS BUILD INTO A TORRENT AND THE ACTION SPILLS OFF THE PAGE. AND THE AUTHOR ADDS A VERY IMAGINATIVE PLOT TWIST THAT TURNS THE LAST FEW CHAPTERS INTO PAGE-TURNING SUSPENSE.
AS A BOOK CLUB SELECTION THERE'S LOTS OF SCOPE FOR IMAGINATION. SO MANY WAYS FOR A DISCUSSION TO GO -- ESPECIALLY ON VALUING INDIVIDUALS, NOT BEING QUICK TO JUDGE, OPENING OUR HEARTS TO THE TRUE MEAN OF GOD'S GRACE. LOT OF SCOPE FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION AS WELL. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK THAT DEFINITELY BELONGS ON KEEPER SHELVES EVERYWHERE!
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