Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Review


The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's FutureJonathan Cahn Frontline Pub Inc 2012

Reviewed by Diane Busch

The mysteries revealed in this book are intriguing.  It is eye opening and revealing about the attacks on 9/11 and the "signs of the times".  Although it is a fiction read, it contains information that is based on fact.  I look forward to a movie version.

Book Review


The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Viking 2014

Reviewed by Diane Busch

I couldn't put this book down. The writing is amazing. Every detail. Everyone over the age of 14 or 15 should read this book. Hopefully America can continue to change for the better.  Slavery and the poor treatment of blacks enrage and sicken me. 

The book setting is early 1800's in Charleston SC and Philadelphia, PA.  Slavery in the south is a way of life. But some people are seeing the light and realizing that slavery is wrong and must be stopped. The main character Sarah Grimky, grows up in a well to-do family with many salves. Her father is a lawyer and a judge. Sarah is an educated, brilliant young woman but in her culture women don't have vocations. She wanted to be a lawyer like her father and brother but is not allowed. On her 11th birthday she is given a 10-year-old slave girl Hetty "Handful" as a present from her parents. She is against slavery even at that age.  Instead of treating her slave badly she befriends her and teaches her to read, for which they are both punished. 

Sarah does not get married but first finds her calling as a Quaker up north in Philadelphia because Quakers are against slavery. Eventually her younger sister and her who both are appalled by slavery decide that their calling is abolition. They write papers and speak to groups. 

Without wanting to give away the whole plot and the ending, they do eventually go back to Charleston to help free some slaves.  It is a riveting read well worth your time.


Book Review


In The Company of Others
Jan Karon 
Viking Penguin c2010

Reviewed by Diane Busch 8/29/11

If you have read the Mitford series by Jan Karon, then you already know and love Father Tim.  If you are new to these delightful books you can jump right in on this book and not feel like you have missed anything.  (Although, I guarantee that when you are finished, you will want to go back and read every other book in the Mitford and Father Tim series.)   

This delightful book takes place in Ireland.  Father Tim Kavanagh the beloved retired Episcopal priest and his wife, Cynthia are on vacation at a Bed & Breakfast in County Sligo.  Before long there is a mystery that needs solving. The food, the people, the history, and the character of Ireland are woven through every page. I found myself smiling every day as I immersed myself in the story.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Releases For Tuesday, March 17, 2015




Diamonds by Hawk Nelson  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Diamonds
by Hawk Nelson | Genre: Pop/Rock
What does a real relationship between real-world people and a real-world God look like? This is what Hawk Nelson explores in their seventh studio album: Diamonds. "Diamonds talks about how God can use pressure, struggle, trials and stress in our ...
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Science Fiction by Jonathan Thulin | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Science Fiction
by Jonathan Thulin | Genre: Pop/Rock
With a new album Science Fiction, which comes out March 17th, JT really pushes the envelope on his creative passions mixing hip hop, pop, adult contemporary and many other genres into an amazingly epic mixture of music. “This album was different for ...
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The Remixes by Britt Nicole  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com The Remixes
by Britt Nicole | Genre: Electronic/Dance
Following the blowout success of her latest album, Gold including the TOP 40 radio single of the same title, comes Britt Nicole’s first ever full-length remix album. With over 1 million career tracks sold, Britt delivers some of these same songs delivered ...
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Even So Come by Passion Worship Band  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Even So Come
by Passion Worship Band | Genre: Praise & Worship
Featuring some of this generation’s most acclaimed worship leaders – Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Brett Younker – the new Passion album was recorded in front of over 30,000 college students at three separate ...
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Who You Say I Am by Among The Thirsty  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Who You Say I Am
by Among The Thirsty | Genre: AC/Inspo
Who You Say I Am was recorded in Atlanta with Daniel’s longtime friend, acclaimed producer Scotty Wilbanks (Third Day, 7eventh Time Down). Wilbanks had his eye on Among the Thirsty since they were teens, playing shows before they were even out of high ...
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Saints and Sinners by Matt Maher | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Saints and Sinners
by Matt Maher | Genre: Praise & Worship
Saints and Sinners, the newest release from award-winning artist Matt Maher, is a collection of songs aimed at the heart of the church. Derived from the Oscar Wilde quote, “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future,” Maher expertly explores ...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Music

New Releases For Tuesday, March 10, 2015


No Filter by Json  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com No Filter
by Json | Genre: Rap/Urban
No Filter features topnotch production from GRAMMY® Award-winning producers J.R. and G-Roc, as well as Mashell Leroy and D-Flow. It also includes features from Lamp Mode label mates S.O. and Tony from Hazakim, as well as Black Knight, Serge, Keno Camp, ...
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WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Disc 1 by Various Artists - WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Disc 1
by Various Artists - "WOW" Series | Genre: Electronic/Dance
Are you ready to party? WOW is! For the first time ever, WOW is bringing you the hits...REMIXED! Now you can enjoy the songs you know and love in a completely fresh, reimagined way! WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition features 17 NEW remixes! So put on ...
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WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Disc 2 by Various Artists - WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition Disc 2
by Various Artists - "WOW" Series | Genre: Electronic/Dance
Are you ready to party? WOW is! For the first time ever, WOW is bringing you the hits...REMIXED! Now you can enjoy the songs you know and love in a completely fresh, reimagined way! WOW Hits Party Mix Deluxe Edition features 17 NEW remixes! So put on ...
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Broken Temples by Kevin Max | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Broken Temples
by Kevin Max | Genre: Pop/Rock
Broken Temples, Kevin Max's 10th studio album, is a musical companion to the great journey of the human condition. We are one part frailty, two parts misguided, with a dash of uncontrollable love and hope in the impossible. Like a darkened looking glass, ...
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Faithful (Live) by NewSong  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Faithful (Live)
by NewSong | Genre: Praise & Worship
Known for their live shows, NewSong has delivered an intimate document focusing on their acoustic concerts captured in the round. Recorded at Woodstock First Baptist Church just outside of Atlanta, GA, NewSong led a congregation of worshippers with songs ...
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Songs 4 Worship: Hymns Of The Ages by Various Artists - Worship  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Songs 4 Worship: Hymns Of The Ages
by Various Artists - Worship | Genre: Praise & Worship
The Songs 4 Worship series has sold more than20 million units since its debut in 2001, making it the best-selling worship series of all time. Songs 4 Worship Hymns Of The Ages brings together 20 of the best known and loved hymns that will continue to ...
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Let's Go by The McCrary Sisters  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com Let's Go
by The McCrary Sisters | Genre: Gospel
The McCrary Sisters, Ann, Deborah, Regina and Alfreda, are the daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary - one of the original members of the legendary gospel quartet The Fairfield Four. The daughters were raised in harmony singing at home and at their ...
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