Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This is a difficult review to write. The author's heart is definitely poured out through Eye of the Storm in an effort to encourage brothers and sisters in the faith. Unfortunately, I have to review this book and appoint "stars" based upon all the other books out there that I review. As another reviewer mentioned, the market is saturated with books on this topic and unless you bring powerful new insight, it's not likely to stand out from the rest.
Although there is encouragement throughout the book, the writing style seemed choppy and the subject matter seemed unorganized at times. The train of thought seemed to jump around too much and at times I forgot what the author was referring to previously in the book. I was surprised by many grammar errors and the subtitles weren't well highlighted so that they stood out. (I am reviewing the Kindle version) I know this author paid good money to WestBow Press to be published, and I'm disappointed for him that he didn't get a better finished product. Again, I am basing it upon the hundreds of books I review each year.
I believe readers will find some encouragement from the book. I believe this could be republished and targeted toward teens since there is a dire need for powerful non fiction in that segment of readers. The author seems to have a special ability to speak in a simple way that would be beneficial to new believers and young teens. Probably why he was a youth pastor. The Kindle price is good, which makes this book appeasing. Everyone needs encouragement through the storms of life. :)
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Posted by Cherie Hill at 11:06 AM
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