Monday, July 15, 2013

The Point Book Review

Book Review of The Point
"The Redemption of Oban Ironbout"
  by William E. Jefferson

REVIEW BY: L. Bankhead

     This is a fiction book based in Estillyen - "a distant harbor known for bringing ancient words of worth to the present."  Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze are going there for just that.  They set off looking for serenity and motivation.  They unexpectedly become spliced into the life of Oban Ironbout - Estillyen's reclusive mystery.  The Macbreeze's visit a monastery where they listen to readings - which are then interspersed throughout the book.  These reading's illuminate the Bible and bring it to life for a present audience.
    Hmmmmm....where to begin here.  Let's start with the pros.  This book is compelling and is clearly written by a great Bible scholar and brilliant storyteller.  Jefferson seamlessly brings fiction and the Bible together for a demanding read.  My cons are as follows - I don't have the time and brain power at this season of my life to enjoy this book.  Right now my life is calling for easy reads (thrillers, autobiographies and the like) that I can read in the evening after 8-10 hours of serious expulsion of brain energy.   I think this book would be really superb for someone looking for something deeper - something with actual meat and meaning (unlike 90% of books today).  You really need to ponder your reading in this book - and it makes sense to have your mind 100% open when you read it.  The book is phenomenal, just not for a tired person that is looking for a relaxing novel.  I recommend this for high school students that need  some lesson in deep thinking.  I also believe that most adults with time for study would thoroughly enjoy this book.


(I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing as part of their blogging program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.") 

NEXT UP!  Reviews coming your way this Summer.... 
Afloat by Erin Healy

So Long Insecurity, For Teens by Beth Moore 

Beauty By The Book, For Teens by Laurie Cole