Archive for August 2007
OK, I know this is dumb, but I just saw a news story that implied that Owen Wilson, an actor, may have tired to kill himself. I want to cry. I’ve always thought he was quite handsome and like some of his movies. It’s just so sad to me that someone with all his wealth and celebrity is so unhappy. He has it made according to the world’s standards, but of course, according to the Kingdom standards, he is destitute. Apparently he and other celebrities like Brittany Spears are feeling that poverty in their spirits.
It breaks my heart to see people hurting so much. It’s true that No Jesus, No Peace, Know Jesus, Know Peace.
Lord, please reach down into these hurting lives and draw these people to You. Help them overcome their destructive behavior and begin to live for Your glory. Put people into their lives to show them that You are the only True Answer and Source of lasting peace.
In Jesus’ Name…Amen!
Day 3 of the CSFF Blog Tour for Legend of the Firefish, book one of The Trophy Chase series (Harvest House), by George Bryan Polivka
Posted August 22, 2007on:
I am sorry I am just posting on Day 3. I have been sick since last Thursday and I’m finally feeling like part of the living. 🙂
Anyway, yesterday I went to read some reviews on the book, Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka. I read the book over a month ago and I have to say, at first I didn’t like it. It was hard for me to get into. I could not relate to Packer or Panna or even get into the world. I don’t know why…But since I knew I had to post on this, I continued to read. After half of the book, I couldn’t put it down. I HAD to see how it ended! LOL
As I reflecting this morning, I think that my dislike had nothing to do with the writing. It’s a great story told by a masterful writer. I just had a hard time with the characters themselves. They were definitely real to me! I think too real and that’s what bothered me.
Packer: I just couldn’t “get” his motivation for stowing away on the Trophy Chase. I mean it defied logic to me. But you know I’m a woman who likes safety and security.
Panna: I thought she was such a sissy (and in truth, she was at first). I had a hard time with some of the things she did.
In fact, I had a hard time with some of the choices both of them made. I had a hard time believing that a “Christian” would do some of those things. Actually the actions are probably what some Christians would do, it just bothered me that they would.
I was very bothered by Talon and Scat’s brutality. Her point of view was disturbing to my sensibilities. It bothered me more than any other book I’ve read (except maybe Arena where there was a passing mention of eating people).
But like I said in the beginning, I finally got over my difficulties and could not put it down. When I was finished, I knew I would have to buy the rest of the series to see what happens. 🙂
Check out Rebecca Luella Miller’s blog for a good summary of what else is happened on the blog tour…
Here’s a list of other participants:
Wayne Thomas Batson
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Lost Genre Guild
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Daniel I. Weaver