Reviews

Book Review: I Was There by Chris Martin

I’ve finally gotten around to typing up this book review for the latest book from fellow blogger and writer Chris Martin. I hope you’ll buy his book and check out his blog after you finish reading this! 🙂

This was a great book. It told those same stories from the Bible in a new and interesting way. The first-person viewpoint is definitely a great asset in this book, helping the stories provoke emotion. The way Chris Martin develops the characters and draws us near to them makes you want to know them even better. I love how he uses the characters’ back stories to help us identify with them. It’s difficult to develop characters in the small amount of space available in short stories, and Chris does this wonderfully. His descriptions of the actions and emotions of the characters are also done very well. He tells the stories in such an emotional and thought-provoking way that you can’t help but feel for the characters. I love the way that Chris brings a new perspective to the stories he retells. I believe that these stories would even be interesting for non-believers. The only negative point of the book are a few small grammatical errors, which could easily be fixed with some extra proofreading and editing. Chris Martin certainly has a talent for writing that makes the stories and characters seem even more relatable. This book is definitely worth the read.

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In His Steps

Personally, I like this cover, but there are plenty of others.

Personally, I like this cover, but there are plenty of others.

In His Steps Book Review

This book is wonderful. In fact, I think that every single Christian in the world today needs to read this book and follow the guidelines in this book. If you’ve already read it, good for you. Lend your copy to everyone you know. If you haven’t… read it. In fact, I want you to read it so much that I did a little searching on Amazon.com and found it free for Kindle here and less than a dollar here in paperback. And, in case you are wondering, I don’t have anything to do with the sale of In His Steps.

The story in this book is not only amazing and wonderful in itself, but it also is a great book for Christians, encouraging us to step out in our faith and to ask ourselves the question “What would Jesus do?” before doing anything. I’ll admit that this saying has become rather trite, but it’s still worth using to help make decisions.

Like I said, read this book! I loved it!