What will the last days look like? Will some people be aware that the time is short? If there is a rapture, will everyone who goes to church be raptured with the church?
There have been many writers and speakers, preachers and teachers who have shared what they believe the Bible has to say on these things. ‘A Sound Like Fire’ by KD Veron is one more voice among the roar of voices expounding upon this subject. A voice I haven’t heard of before, but his handling of the subject is done very well.
Although Mr. KD Veron approaches the subject in a fictional format, he uses verses of scripture on the subject at the beginning of each chapter.
I don’t know if his vision of the last days covers things correctly or not, but he presents a very strong case for being ready and real in your Christian walk. I suspect things will be worse than Mr. Veron portrays them as being in his book, but even if they are not, he shows a disturbing enough picture of those days to encourage fence sitters to get off the fence and be ready.
As I read this story, I got the impression that Mr. Veron did a lot of research into various aspects of the novel that he outlines in great detail.
My favorite parts are in chapters fourteen and the epilogue. It is my hope that many will read this and examine where they stand with Jesus.
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It starts off heart breaking but ends on a very positive note. It is a delightful story with fun drawings of Labi and her adventures.
There are books that are cute and fun to read, and there are books that bring awareness about things that shouldn’t be. A Street Dog’s Story combines both functions. It is written to bring awareness of the plight of animals that don’t have the security and love of having a family but it is done in a way that shows with love and care things can be better.
I enjoyed reading A Street Dog’s Story and believe animal lovers all around the world will find a special place for Labi and her mission in their hearts.
It is a short story only thirty-seven pages long, written for children, that adults will enjoy reading too.
Sam (Samantha) Crawford is happily married to her best friend, Billy Crawford. All seems to be turning out as she thought things would until the unthinkable happens and Billy dies. He isn’t taken from her in illness, he is murdered and it plunges her into a pit of despair in which she sees no sunshine and can’t emotionally or spiritually find her way out. When she is at her lowest point God puts a couple of children and a very special friend from childhood into her life. Keisha, Macon, and Joe Bradford (known as Papa Joe by the children he works with in his ministry) are the instruments used by God to radically change her life and in the process change their lives too.
It is a great story that shows what God’s love can do when we least expect it.
My favorite part is probably where Sam learns what her husband said right before he died. Not just what he said, but what happens in and around her finding out.
On the front cover it states that it is based on the motion picture screenplay written by Brent McCorkle, and at the end of the book we are told that it was inspired by actual events in Joe Bradford’s life. What those ‘actual events’ are that inspired the story are not shared. What is shared is that a ministry to fatherless children started from sharing a piece of candy and that ministry is called Elijah’s Heart. To find out more about the ministry there is a website you can visit. http://www.papajoe.org and http://www.elijahsheart.com (both go to the same place.)
I recommend this book as both encouraging and inspirational reading.
Have you read the book? What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Purposes of Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion of it in a review on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”