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Wilderness Rising: A Church Builder Novel

Wilderness Rising: A Church Builder Novel
By: A.L. Shields
Genre: Christian/ Thriller
Publisher: Zondervan, 2015
352 pages

Beth Barclay is on the run from The Wilderness- a powerful cabal bent on ruining Christianity. They murdered her best friend, framed her, and kidnapped a teenager she was protecting. To get the girl back Beth must find the Pilate Stone, a relic from the federal century that might not even exist. But she's not the only one searching for it. Will she find it, save her friend, and defeat the Wilderness?

A thrilling adventure with fully realized characters that keeps you on the edge of your seat. So, I'm giving it...

3 stars


A Book Review and Giveaway of We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying by Bruce H. Kramer with Cathy Wurzer

Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir
208 pages
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2015

In this moving memoir Bruce Kramer writes of his life after being diagnosed with ALS. He decided to live life even though he was facing death.

Cathy Wurzer's was facing her own struggles as her father was descending into dementia. Together, they teamed up to write this amusing, uplifting, and wholly gratifying memoir. I recommend it.

4 stars

( Author photos courtesy of Michael Ekern, University of St. Thomas and MPR News)

Three signed copies of the book are being given away. To enter just leave your name and e-mail in the comments.