Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Hermie, a Common Caterpillar" by, Max Lucado

“Hermie, a Common Caterpilllar” by, Max Lucado is about two caterpillar friends, Hermie and Wormie, who embark on an adventure and see many different types of insects that God made. It makes them wonder why God made them the way that they are and why he made them so common. They want to know why they don’t have a house like a snail, strength of an ant, wings like a butterfly, different colors like other caterpillars, or spots like a ladybug. Every time they start to doubt God’s response to them is always that he loves them very much and that he is not finished with them yet. As Hermie begins to get very tired he is wrapped into a cocoon and emerges as a very unique and beautiful butterfly. He now finally sees God’s purpose for him and finds his friend, Wormie, to explain that God is not finished with him yet.

This is a cute book about how God has a purpose for each and every person even though we sometimes can’t see it at the time. It addresses our human concern of feeling ordinary and not special. Preschool and elementary aged students will find this book to be fun, entertaining, and educational of God’s purpose for their lives. This book has wonderful colorful pictures and a good message. I would recommend this to any child that is having a difficulty with feeling ordinary or any other young child. I received a free e-book copy of this book for an honest review through the publishers at

"Indelible" by Kristen Heitzmann

Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann is a story with action, adventure, mystery, suspense, and love. This story is about a man, Trevor MacDaniel who is searching for love and trying to find himself in his new role. Trevor is always seeking danger, adventure, and rescuing. Natalie is a sculptor with eidetic memory just trying to make it in their world with her inability to conform to normal society because of her awkwardness and “gift”. Trevor and Natalie seem like totally separate people but somehow find a way to help each other in ways that they didn’t even know they needed help. After a series of strange photos start coming to Trevor it brings up all kinds of past baggage and makes him search for the person sending them. Will they ever be the same after the events that unfold?

I actually picked up this book a few times and didn’t get into it. It started out exciting from the very first page, but for some reason it took me until the third time to actually commit to the book and finish it. Once I got into the book, about half way through, I did start to enjoy reading it and wanted to continue reading. I think that I had a hard time relating to any of the characters and so it made it more difficult for me to start reading. Anyways, after my third attempt at the book I did finish and enjoyed it. I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone but someone that likes and action, adventure, mystery, suspense, love story wrapped into one will find this to be an interesting book. I received a free copy of this book for an honest review through Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers.