Book Review: A New Zombie Twist in “Doll”

Cover image painted and licensed for use by Angelique Rosenblock Shelley.

Sometimes I get skeptical when it comes to reviewing self published books. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone gets a big publishing deal, and the self-publishing route is a great way to go in order to keep the writer’s vision intact without having to compromise their artistic goals. Also, many people who are not writers do not understand how hard it is to handle the promotional side of the release when it is self-published ( a goal in itself).

However, sometimes when I am asked to look at an independent or self-published work, there are several things that may occur; horrendous editing where the author misspells words on a regular basis, bad cover art, or printing errors (I reviewed a book once where the same chapter was repeated twice right after each other). And then there are some times when the authors send me books where they know I am not going to like it, by the basis of not looking at my reviews on here (I am not going to read a book for two weeks that talks about how groundbreaking Rap is in the music world, especially since I HATE Rap). But there are surprises that come my way where I may not at first, think would be for me, but has some great qualities to the book.

The Death Doll by Brian P. White (2016) is one of those surprises. The story plot goes like this: The United States is in the midst of a zombie apocalypse that has been happening for years. A group of people who survived an attack in Iowa meet up with characters Didi and Cody, who invite them to escape into their commune (that is secretly hidden), protecting others who have evaded the attacks. Each member of the community has their own job to do in order to survive; from building, medical, or electrical jobs. Each person is to do their work to help out others, led by Cody and Didi, although there are rumblings among the people about the secrets of Didi’s past, along with tales about a mysterious person called the Death Doll, whose legendary status in taking out a group in Chicago has been rumored to be the new Boogieman. No one is sure which side the Doll is on in the war.

I have never been a fan of zombie movies , or the actual characters of them. Slow moving undead people isn’t scary for me (especially in films) where the characters could outrun these creatures. However, this author’s zombie characters have a unique twist to a few of them (NO Spoilers, sorry), which was one special quality to the book. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters, and is one of the driving forces of the plot. This is not a bunch of action where characters fight the undead on every page, in fact, although there is some action scenes in it, the character driven plots within the commune is what moves the story along. What is the real story about the Death Doll’s iconic status, why does everyone in the community follow the rules and regulations set by Cody and Didi when they have the freedom to leave, and what is behind the secrets between Cody and Didi’s pasts are all what drives the pages creating a mystery to the writing.

The chapters flow nicely, being relatively short (always a plus for me-I am not a fan of really long chapters unless they are truly needed). Again, the character development also makes the reader want to read multiple chapters, including the nice cliffhanger style at the end of many of the chapters. The book is sectioned off into three parts, with the first two parts around thirteen chapters each. The cover art by Angelique Shelley captures the flavor of the story, which reminded me of my brother’s Christian Science Fiction book , Cross of the Samurai (available at Amazon.com) , which I help edit in 2014.

The language in the book is geared to upper teens and adults; this is not for pre- teens, but it does not seemed to be marketed towards them anyway. Most pages has strong language, either by the characters or some of the references, however part of the characters’ language ends up being justified when a big reveal occurs towards the last half of the book. With the author creating a community style fortress, where citizens are hiding and surviving, many characters names are thrown out , to where it sometimes gets hard to keep track who is who at times. By the end of the book, only a few of the members are really relevant in my opinion, so when writing all the names down of people on my notebook to keep track was unnecessary by the end. For those that get involved when reading books character-wise, the end chapters may have readers feeling emotions for the actions that are being taken by the various characters (good and bad). I, for one, don’t get emotionally involved in fictional characters, but there is an intent by the author to entice sympathy and understanding for the reasons and actions among those in the writing.

The Death Doll ( a second book is already available) will appeal to fans that like Zombie novels with a twist added to the genre. The book is part action and mystery, with   well written character driven stories, that has several swerves intertwined. I enjoyed the characters’ banter and conversations more than rooting for the humans to survive the undead attackers. For someone who is not a fan of zombies or end of the world style writing, I found something entertaining in the work, so fans of the genre would indeed find a liking within the pages, who are looking for something that is not mainstreamed and looking for a new twist.

 

This review copy was sent courtesy of the author.

 

The Death Doll by Brian P. White (Brian White P. White Publishing, 2016) can be found at Amazon.com in Kindle or paperback formats.

 

The Overall

Pages: 245

Language: Strong

Geared For: 16 and up

For Fans Of: Zombies (with a twist) , action, apocalyptic stories, mysteries.

Childhood Classics CD Reviews: The Debut of Two Pop Stars Twenty Years Ago

Every once in a while, I will be reviewing a release from my childhood or musical past that made an influence on me. Some of these will be well known, and others may have been passed by under the radar. Most will not be in the hard rock/metal genre. You can see some of those in that genre written by me in the Retro Review section on the webpage Sleazeroxx.com. 

 

In 1999, a shift in popular music was beginning to hit the mass markets. Some were tired of the grunge music that brought the end to many of the party time songs from the 1980s, and although it wasn’t a new concept (it was around since the 1960s and before), teen music was starting to hit MTV and the Top 40 radio stations. With the debut albums of Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears, labels started chugging out many bubblegum pop acts, with acts like 98 Degrees, The Pussycat Dolls, and Christina Aguilera. However, two of my favorites had debuts that year that did not have the biggest success compared to the others listed.

So Real was released on December 7, 1999 by Epic/Sony, and was certified gold within three months of release, reaching #31 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart. 3 singles were released.

 

 

So Real was the debut of Mandy Moore for Epic Records (who is now beloved for her acting on the This Is Us television show, as well as her acting in chick flick movies), and although she was lumped in with Simpson, Spears, and Aguilera with the same format ( a young blond surrounded by dancers), I leaned towards Moore’s work for the beginning and have still enjoyed her music.

Opening the album with “So Real,” a nice little pop song that has a more enjoyable video, the second song, Candy” was a moderate hit for Moore which put her on MTV and was a popular video requested at the time. The song hit #27 on the U.S. Top 40 Mainstream charts, and #2 in Australia. The fact that the singer is craving the boy’s love “like candy” may sound cheesy today, but it had a different comparison to love than the other girls’ work that was out.

Most of her debut album has the normal pop/dance style to it that was released by other acts, but to me, Moore had better vocals and didn’t rely as much on effects on her voice than the other acts. “Walk Me Home” is one of the better ballads on the album (a song that didn’t chart well, and was re-released on her next album- a remix CD with a few new songs). “Quit Breaking My Heart” is another great ballad that is a hidden gem on the CD , which many don’t mention when talking about Moore’s early work. “Love Shot” should’ve been released after “Candy,” and is just as good as the breakthrough single. The only odd placing is ending the album with an acoustic reprise of “Quit Breaking My Heart,” which almost makes me think the label was really pushing hard for the song to be a smash, but the good thing about a stripped down reprise of the song is it showed Moore’s vocal talent which didn’t need all the effects on it like with her dance songs.

Although most of the songs Moore states she was not a fan of to this day, So Real still has some good tracks on it, for those that want to listen to the early rawness of her talents which grew into a wonderful talent. I have written in the past that her Wild Hope CD is a very underrated release (you can read the reviews by typing her name in the search engine in the archives), along with her covers album and her self titled pop release from 2001. Mandy had a more wholesome, non-offending style and look to her, as opposed to the other acts breaking out at the time. Even though most songs here are dated, there are still some songs on here that can still be able to enjoy today.

 

Track List: 1. So Real 2.Candy 3.What You Want 4. Walk Me Home 5. Lock Me in Your Heart 6. Telephone (interlude) 7. Quit Breaking My Heart 8. Let Me Be The One 9. Not Too Young 10. Love Shot 11. I Like It 12. Love You For Always 13 Quit Breaking My Heart (reprise)

 

Stay The Same was released on March 16, 1999 from C2/Work Records and reached #40 on the U.S. Billboard Album Charts, and went Gold. 3 singles were released from the CD.

Although he was already a well known act being in The New Kids On The Block, Joey McIntyre’s Stay The Same CD is one of the most underrated releases not only for 1999, but of the whole wave of this period. There are many rare gems on this release, which is a tale of two parts; the first half is amazing, and then a few misses towards the end. What made McIntyre unique, as opposed to some of the other acts, is that he co-wrote all but one song on the whole album, and like Moore, his vocals didn’t not need as much effects to them to show his talent.

Opening with the up tempo “Couldn’t Stay Away From Your Love,” with strong piano/keyboard, this CD has quite a bit of a mixture of pop/funk and soul to it. “I Can’t Do It Without You,” is a song where he sings about conquering the world, but needs the girl by his side to do it. The lyrics “I’m gonna play some golf with Tiger Woods/and be a big shot up in Hollywood” has some humor to it, but still is great lyric writing. This is a song (along with a few others) that I still listen to today.

The soul and funk comes into play with “Give It Up,” which has the influenced of Kool & The Gang. The groove keeps the album flowing, setting up for the well known songs off the release.

“Stay The Same” was the first single released , which made it to #10 on the U.S. Hot 100, and #19 on the Mainstream charts. A ballad with wonderfully positive lyrics about not being ashamed of who you are, could be an anthem for its positive outlook and hope. “Don’t you ever wish you were someone else/ you were made to be/who you are exactly” is just the opening line of this great song.

The second single “I Love You Came Too Late,” was the song where I discovered this CD after seeing the video on MTV, which has Joey singing in a diner when the ex-girlfriend comes in with her new man. To this day, I find myself singing this song with the catchy melody. Many forget about this song when it was played on the video shows, but even the video tells a great story, where videos were dying in storytelling when it came to visuals at the time, settling for just dancing in front of a camera.

The songs “The Way I Loved You,” which has a vocal R&B style similar to the band Surface, and “I Cried” fills the end of the wonderful first half of the release. “I Cried” became the third single off the CD, but did not get much airplay or attention, although it’s a different take on a breakup, where the guy admits that he cried when the girl left him, without shame. This song shows the vocal skills of McIntrye, which he incorporated years later when he released an album with crooning songs. To me, McIntyre is the most talented of the New Kids on The Block, and diversified his skills, from different styles of music to his acting (he was great as the English teacher on the Boston Public TV show) . “I Cried” also shows a more stripped down live sound to the song, as opposed to having samples and technology throughout the singles.

“One Night” is the last great song on this release, after skipping several average songs. This is a must listen to, because of the 1970s soul style to it. This could have been played right after a song on the radio by Smokey Robinson and not be questioned.

Stay The Same has a great first half of the album, with his Top 40 pop, soul, and ballads, and is a question mark to me why this CD did not fare better than it should have (the same goes for his 2004’s 8:09 CD, which could go toe to toe with any Justin Timberlake release, and Mac’s 2002 acoustic live CD One Too Many is a great coffee house feel) . If you are looking for some 90s music, I suggest Stay The Same, which is not very dated in its musical style, even twenty years later.

 

Track List:

  1. Couldn’t Stay Away From Your Love 2. I Can’t Do It Without You 3. Give It Up 4.Stay The Same 5. I Love You Came Too Late 6. All I Wanna Do 7. The Way That I Loved You 8. I Cried 9. Because Of You 10. We Can Get Down 11. Let Me Take You For A Ride 12. One Night 13. Without Your Love

 

Review: Pay Attention to the Man Behind The Curtain with the Graphic Novel

Cover artist: Denis Medri, Design: Curtis Fandango, Assistant Editor: Anni Perheentupa

 

When I first started watching professional wrestling regularly around 1986, it was the boom of the “Rock and Wrestling Connection”, where musicians like Cyndi Lauper, Alice Cooper, and Rick Derringer would be on wrestling programs next to Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, and others. The mainstream media would cover wrestling when pop culture stars like Mr. T would wrestle, or when the wrestlers would appear on shows like Friday Night Videos, Saturday Night Live, and daytime talk shows.

Even though I was a young teen at this time, and normally would root for the “babyfaces” (aka good guys) like George Steele, The British Bulldogs, and Hogan himself, there were a few “heels” (bad guys) I always cheered for, such as Buddy Landel, Nick Bockwinkel , and the two biggest managers at the time; Bobby “The Brain Heenan” and Jim Cornette.

Cornette has since become THE wrestling historian, known for his massive collection of magazines and collectibles, while becoming one of the top wrestling podcasters in the business. His has also written several books on the history of wrestling (You can read my review of his Tuesday Nights At The Gardens book here in the archives or type in the search engine). Cornette’s latest book, a graphic novel titled Jim Cornette Presents Behind The Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories ( IDW Publishing, 2019) continues some of the famous stories in wrestling in a comic book format.

The book , written by Brandon Easton with artwork by Denis Medri, was created by the same people that created the Andre The Giant graphic novel. This heavily hyped comic , through Cornette’s podcasts and funding via KickStarter, at first brought my skepticism, not because of the quality and care Cornette would bring to his work (regardless of what you may think of him, he puts out quality products which many wrestling companies could learn from), but just in the fact that those that were funding the book were paying large amounts of money to help create the project. What others do with their money is their business, but when I first saw the final cover, I was a little unimpressed with the artwork (on top of the price of the special hardback edition, which sold out quickly for an 80 some page book). However, I should know by now not to judge things from their covers.

The pages are thick and glossy, filled with color and detail , especially with the faces (which even Marvel and DC failed to capture at times, varying from frame to frame), and has more text than the mainstream comics. A short written commentary by Cornette himself starts off the book, describing the history of professional wrestling, where at one time was a secret society before the internet came around, and before promoters started letting the audience behind the curtain (which is where the title comes in).

The rest of the book is filled with wrestling tales of the bygone era; tales about the Andy Kaufman/Jerry “The King” Lawler work where the truth was hidden for decades, the plane crash that injured Ric Flair, David Crockett, Tim Woods, and Johnny Valentine, to the history of the “double cross,” which led up to Cornette’s involvement in the Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels Montreal event in 1997.

There are humorous stories in here involving the Fargo Brothers’ pranking a fan with a “murder,” to the crazy Dr. Jerry Graham going to the hospital where his mother died armed with a gun, which led to making the local papers (and a special trip to the mental institution) , along with the historical impact wrestling had with Sputnik Monroe, who helped break down the segregation walls in and out of the ring. There are also a few pages of photographs from Cornette’s collection, when he covered the Kaufman matches as a photographer, to a few newspaper articles involving a few of the stories, all through vibrant illustrations and detail throughout each page.

This is a book that young teens should own to learn some of the history of wrestling, with events that started with the carnival days of wrestling to the WWE “Attitude” era, along with added tales about the era when wrestlers kept their characters going 24/7, to when crazy fans took the sport so seriously that events involved fans with guns, rioting, and causing wrestlers to be banned from arenas (including kids under age 14 for a while). The last part of the book has a little “Dream Match” page, where some of the biggest stars would battle past legends in a made up Supercard (such as Bruno Sammartino vs. Steve Austin, Hogan vs. Gorgeous George, and The Sheik vs. The Undertaker), which all of us young wrestling fans would create as kids using our own wrestling figures, or to pass the time, arguing who would win between the territory and federation’s top stars of past and present. There is also a glossary of wresting terms , detailing the language used in the business.

I wished I had a book like this when I was in junior high, that combined two of my favorite loves; comics and pro wrestling. The people involved with this project, along with Jim Cornette’s wonderful stories, have produced not only a great graphic novel, filled with detailed artwork, but also a history lesson on top of it.

 

 

Jim Cornette Presents Behind The Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories (IDW Publishing, 2019) ISBN: 978-1-68405-492-3 , by Jim Cornette , written by Brandon Easton , Art by Denis Medri, Colors by Jordi Escuin, Letters by Tom B. Long, and Edited by Eric Moss can be ordered at Amazon.com or at local comic retailers.

 

For information about Jim Cornette, go to : http://www.jimcornette.com

For information on IDW Publishing, go to: http://www.idwpublishing.com

A special thanks to Watchtower Heroes, LLC. in Columbiana, Ohio for getting the copy for me. Visit them at  :  https://www.watchtowerheroes.com/

 

 

The Overall:

Pages: 80

Language: Mild

Geared Towards: Ages 12 and Up

For Fans Of: Pro Wrestling History, Graphic Novels, Comic books

 

Book Review: Forgotten Cleveland Past Covered in Book

Cover photo (from Cleveland State University Library) of Rams tailback Parker Hall in 1939 game at Municipal Stadium.

 

 

Fans of the Cleveland Browns may remember when owner Art Model announced he was moving the team to Baltimore in 1996 (which became the Ravens). It was a massive blow to the fans and the city at the time, but some, especially younger football fans, may not know that this was not the first time the city had a football team move.

The Cleveland Rams by James C. Sulecki (McFarland, 2016) covers the historical football team from 1936-1945 who left the city for Los Angeles after winning their championship in 1945.

The writing takes the reader through the early days of the Rams, who got their name based on the fact that it would be easy to read in the newspaper headlines, starting in the American Professional Football Association, which had five Ohio based teams in the league. The Cleveland area had several failed teams, such as The Indians, Panthers, and Bulldogs before the Rams. The team then in the AFL league, where the author states a funny story about a game where the opposing team lost their uniforms during travel from New York ( so when the players had to substitute in and out, the New York team had to also switch jerseys), which made the referees and fans confused when it came to calling penalties and knowing who was playing.

The history covers the first season in the NFL, which was viewed as the more professional league , as opposed to the AFL. The first season with Hugo Bezek and draft pick Johnny Drake, along with the other seasons to the championship, are covered in detail in this writing. The impact of World War II on the players and league, along with the impact with conflicts of the owners, coaches, and the league are written.

The author’s detailed writing is evident in the book, and does an admirable job in the history of the team and the impact it had on the city. Like many sports books like this, the names of players and owners/league officials etc are so many that it gets confusing at times keeping track who is who. This isn’t a knock on the writer, but just in my tastes of book style. I do not like trying to keep track of many names, along with stats of the players , which to me (who is not a major sports fan) gets tiresome reading. However, fans of these books will enjoy the detailed research the author presents, along with the “What Became Of” section in the back of the book. If you like Cleveland history, or football history in general, this may be the book for you, in reading about a time where many have forgotten about. For me, it was too much information for my pleasure entertainment reading.

 

 

This review copy was sent courtesy of the publisher.

 

The Cleveland Rams : The NFL Champs Who Left Too Soon, 1936-1945 by James C. Sulecki (McFarland, 2016) ISBN: 978-0-7864-9943-4 (print) 978-1-4766-2645-1 (eBook) can be ordered at : http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com

 

 

The Overall:

Pages: 288

Language: None

Geared For: 12 and up

For Fans Of: Football, Cleveland Ohio History, Sports.

Book Review: Book Takes Reader Inside Football Coach’s Life With No Excuses

I recently was asked why most of my reviews on here sports-wise are mainly professional wrestling. Although I did a review on Terry Pluto’s book on the Cleveland Browns (you can find it in the archives), most books on football and baseball tend to be boring to me, filled with many names and statistics that clutter the pages, where I’d rather read something else (another great thing is writing this page is that I have total say in the books).

With that said, one book really interested me when I was doing research for books was by coach Bob Stoops, whose career is most known for being the coach of Oklahoma football. Not only do I like watching the team play (I was introduced to them by wrestling announcer Jim Ross’ love and constant references to them on television), but Stoops grew up near me in Youngstown Ohio (which is about 20 minutes from my residence in Columbiana, Ohio).

No Excuses: The Making Of A Head Coach, by Stoops and ESPN journalist Gene Wojciechowski (Little, Brown, and Company, 2019), does not just show hometown flavor for me, but is actually a good book in getting readers to know who the man behind the visor really is.

The book has about 70 pages in the beginning about the area of Youngstown , where Stoops and his family grew up, with his father being a well known local football coach. His father was also an educator at Cardinal Mooney High School, who taught his children to work hard and instilled family values among them. After the 1977 closing of the steel mills in Youngstown (known as “Black Monday”), young Bob decided to get out of Youngstown if he was going to have a future in football, deciding on going to Iowa University. He also states how growing up , he rooted for the Kansas City Chiefs, and was not an Ohio State fan (a team I do not like either).

The book takes the reader through Stoops’ football career in college to his coaching days at Kent State, Iowa, Kansas State, and the University of Florida under Steve Spurrier. The book has many former players and coaches giving their take on certain games and the character of Stoops; from Baker Mayfield, Stoops’ family, former boxer Ray Mancini, and others. It also shows how, when getting the head job at Oklahoma (which was not a great team when he took over), he led by example by acts such as cleaning up crickets in the training area with a vacuum, cleaning up after some of the players at times, to the meaning behind the title “No Excuses.”

There are several humorous stories throughout the book, from the time his father and Nick Saban were in a Youngstown bar that got robbed while they were inside without knowing it (because they were sharing football notes), a time in Florida when Stoops hit a squirrel golfing only to find a nice present the next day on his desk, to his heart-filled chapter on his love to visiting local children hospitals throughout his coaching tenure at Oklahoma.

Of course there are many football stories in No Excuses. The writers cover how Stoops approaches his players and the various games, along with the times other teams tried to lure him away, including several NFL teams. Some memorable stories college football fans will remember; the rivalry with the University of Texas (and the 2001 last minute win), winning the National Championship, and his thoughts on some other coaches and players, including some of the scandals that occurred. Stoops writes throughout the book about his family, and how his wife views him being a head coach, along with her involvement with the players and the university.

Even though I had my doubts, at first, with the book, wondering how much would be covered about Youngstown, Stoops constantly credits his time growing up in the area as giving him determination and grit on and off the field, along with getting some of his early jobs due to knowing others that came from the area. The book does have many statistics, but not as much as I thought, which normally would bore me. Although I did not remember a lot of the players named, there are still familiar names in the book , like Mayfield, Adrian Peterson, Sam Bradford, and Joe Mixon. The book discusses his reasons to retire, and is how he is going to be the coach for one of the Vince McMahon owned XFL teams.

This was a pleasant reading into his life, and some of his thinking on football and life, which is not usually seen in front of the cameras, along with his struggles and doubts separating the celebrity coach to the family man.

 

This review copy was sent courtesy of the publishers.

 

No Excuses : The Making Of A Head Coach by Bob Stoops and Gene Wojciechowski (Little, Brown, and Company, 2019) ISBN: 978-0-316-45592-3 can be found at: http://www.littlebrown.com

 

The Overall:

Pages: 320

Language: Moderate

Geared For : 13 and Up

For Fans Of: College Football, Coaching, Sports, Youngstown Ohio history

Book Review: Singer Weaves Emotions Into Life Story

Cover Photo by David Molnar Cover design by Edward Crawford

Christian singer Mike Weaver, along with Jim Scherer, brings a powerful story in their book I Am Redeemed : Learning To Live In Grace (Worthy Publishing, 2019) which will draw many emotions from the readers.

I will first say I am not familiar with Weaver’s band Big Daddy Weave, besides of the knowing their name, in the Christian music market. Although I am not blind to the Christian music genre; my favorite acts have been Al Denson and Rebecca St. James (St. James writes praise for the book in the opening with other artists), and have seen acts like David Crowder, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, and others in concert in the past. I have not heard any songs from Big Daddy Weave, so I went into reading this book totally unaware of their work.

The book tells the story of how Weaver struggled with acceptance and anxiety as a young child, from being insecure in his youth, from schoolmates. He found a love for music , which lead him to forming a band with several college friends , which turned into the band Big Daddy Weave. While the band started getting successful by playing where they could (Weaver states that within three years of forming, they were playing almost 200 dates a year, without soliciting gigs), more struggles occurred; from his family losing their home in Hurricane Ivan, personal struggles with doubt and his place fitting in, to his brother dealing with several serious health issues, which created a major darkness within the family.

This is not a “woe is me” writing from a guy who has made a career in music that many have dreamed of. This is just an honest man looking, and many times questioning, God and his purpose in the ministry. His detailing accounts of his brother’s heath issues and his family’s struggles during this time, is very emotional and heart straining. Weaver’s own personal journey dealing with weight issues, brings more emotions to the writing.

There are several up lifting stories in here as well, from when Weaver meets his wife, and the births of his children, to some funny on the road stories and interactions with some friends in the Christian music scene. The book flows well in reading, with short chapters (most are only around 5-6 pages in length), in which I read the whole book within 2-3 days. The writer’s voice , along with the stories, will make the reader keep the pages turning. Even if you (like me) have never heard of the band, this is a powerful Christian book, detailing a life that is not all glamorous as a musician. There are Bible verses throughout the book, but some are at the end of the chapter that relate to what Weaver is writing about, but they are not in your face, nor is there a lot of preaching or discussions on the verses.

Weaver’s story is not only interesting and entertaining at times, but full of sensitivity, affection, sadness, and praise. This is a book that will bring out many feelings from the reader, while letting them know that even the so called Christian celebrities have their struggles and doubt in their Christian walk. Redeemed is a journey that will take the reader on many roads and paths until the last page.

 

This review copy was sent courtesy of the publisher.

 

I Am Redeemed :Learning to Live In Grace by Mike Weaver and Jim Scherer (Worthy Publishing, 2019) ISBN: 978-1-5460-3358-5 (hardcover), 978-1-55491-8354-6 (downloadable audio), 978-1-5460-1499-7 (ebook) can be found at http://www.iamredeemedbook.com, and http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/imprint/hachette-nashville/worthy-books.

 

For information about the band , go to http://www.bigdaddyweave.com

 

Worthy Publishing is a division of Hachette Book Group, INC.

 

The Overall:

Pages: 224

Language: None

Geared For: Ages 12 and Up

For Fans Of: Christian Music, Religion, Christian Living, Personal Memoirs.