Book Review: Bible Detective A Puzzle Search Book by Peter Martin

Bible Detective is like Where’s Waldo with intricate pictures depicting both Old Testament and New Testament scenes. Young readers are encouraged to find various people or items within each picture (as well as the little fox that appears in each scene). What I particularly liked about this book was that it educated while it entertained. For example, one of the pages challenges readers to spot Noah smearing tar on a guffa to make it watertight. The search prior to that explains that a guffa is an animal skin boat. The biblical passages that inspired each picture are named on the page and a date estimate is given. Also, short text gives context to each picture. There is even an answer key in the back with the solution to each puzzle. The puzzle pictures are completely absorbing, so it is very easy to get lost in them. I highly recommend this book for children of elementary to middle school age. It will keep them entertained for hours while giving them a better understanding of life in biblical times.

In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I received a free review copy of this book from Kregel Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Dominance by Will Lavender

Dominance: A NovelDominance: A Novel by Will Lavender

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dominance is not what I expected it to be. I was afraid I’d be reading a gruesome tale of an ax-murdering serial killer, but that’s not really what this book is about. It’s about a game, specifically literature as a game. It’s a game based on the works of a writer whose identity is unknown. When a literature class is brought together to study the works of this unknown author, their assignment is to use clues from the books to discover the writer’s identity. Their professor is a convicted killer whose guilt is also called into question during the course of the class. The game continues long after the class is over, and just as some mysteries appear to be solved, others begin. What are intriguing about this book are its intricacies and puzzles. It reminded me Continue reading “Review: Dominance by Will Lavender”