Book Reviews

Reviews of books we have in our library. Our library is open to the public and each of these books can be found and checked out online, just visit our library website for all of the details! www.champion.org/library

The New Answers Book 1 by Ken Ham

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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“The New Answers Book 1” by Ken Ham is the first in a series of books aimed at giving biblical proofs for creation over evolution, and answering difficult questions people have about the origins of our planet. Ken Ham, the president and CEO of “Answers in Genesis” compiles a list of relatable questions such as “Is There Really a God?”, “What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?”, and “Hasn’t Evolution Been Proven True?” and gives biblical, fact-based arguments to create persuasive arguments.

The Cul-de-Sac Kids series by Beverly Lewis

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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The “Cul-de-Sac Kids” series by Beverly Lewis are great starter chapter books for kids ages 7-10. This is an exciting and lighthearted chapter book series for young readers that centers on the often humorous escapades of a group of endearing neighborhood friends. The story is very sweet and totally relatable (real life situations). I especially appreciate the spiritual messages focused on throughout the series.

Bright Arrows by Grace Livingston Hill

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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In this book, a young woman’s father dies leaving her with a large inheritance. Immediately, several relatives and other gold-diggers swarm in hoping to gain control of her wealth. Through it all, her lawyer and his assistant are her best allies. Soon, she and the lawyer’s assistant form a strong friendship and he leads her to understand and deepen her faith.
This is a suspense and romance story set in the 1940s. It is a light read with good values appropriate for teens and adults, and it gives an glimpse of life in an earlier time.

Haunted Waters by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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In this book series, Bryce and Ashley Timberline are 13 year-old twins who discover mysteries wherever they go. In this first book, the twins are dealing with a mystery in a Colorado mining town and are being chased by bad guys that mean them harm. In addition, the teens are dealing with a lot in their lives, including new family members, their faith and bullies from school.
This book and this series are recommended for MS and early HS students. The books are suspenseful, realistic and exciting, but also deal with life issues and the Christian faith.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens, which depicts the education, childhood and young adult years of an orphan nicknamed Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice, in a country village. He suddenly comes into a large fortune (his great expectations) from a mysterious benefactor and moves to London where he enters high society. It is a coming-of-age story of fortunes lost and found, partly because of the character of Miss Havisham, the jilted bride rotting away in her wedding dress.

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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When most hear the name Ben Hur, images of Charlton Heston racing a chariot through ancient Roman streets immediately pop into their minds. Few know the film was based on an 1880 novel written by Lew Wallace, titled Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Ben-Hur is a story of a fictional hero named Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman who was falsely accused and convicted of an attempted assassination of the Roman governor of Judaea and consequently enslaved by the Romans.

The Heaven Trilogy- Thunder of Heaven (Martyr's Song #3)

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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The world's worst fears have dawned. Nothing stands in the way of total destruction . . . except the love of one woman.

Deep in the Amazon jungle a young American woman and the son of plantation owners fall madly in love. For Tanya and Shannon, life is a paradise most only dream about.

But today paradise ends.

The jungle has hatched more than idyllic love. It has also spawned insidious evil. An evil shrouded in a plot so diabolically brilliant that all of America will be brought to its knees at the hands of a few terrorists.

The Heaven Trilogy- When Heaven Weeps (Martyr's Song #2)

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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A thriller unlike any you have ever read. A love strong enough to bring a tremor to your bones. A sacrifice powerful enough to make heaven weep.

At the close of World War II, a shell-shocked solider, Jan Jovic, was forced to inflict a game of life and death on a peaceful Bosnian community. In a few short hours, this young man was confronted by more love—and hate—than most experience in a lifetime.

The Heaven Trilogy- Heaven's Wager (Martyr's Song #1) by Ted Dekker

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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It was an absolutely perfect day . . . until everything went absolutely perfectly wrong.

Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He's finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior.

He's left his past far behind . . . or so he thinks.

BLINK by Ted Dekker

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
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The future changes in the BLINK of an eye...or does it?

Seth Borders isn't your average graduate student. For starters, he has one of the world's highest IQs. Now he's suddenly struck by an incredible power--the ability to see multiple potential futures.

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