9781441405760, $16.00, www.amazon.com
The discovery of AIDS threw people into terror, a supposed death sentence that could be avoided yet no one knew about. "The Cloven" follows Malcolm Poole, a man crushed with worry over his own diagnosis with the disease. R. Muir uses the tale to explore faith, torture, those who use it, and the nature of life and writing. Thoughtful work, "The Cloven" is writing that is very much worth considering, highly recommended.
Jamie Elizabeth Tingen
9780578082653, $3.99 Kindle, www.amazon.com
The freshness of love is something that will never be forgotten. "Butterfly Messages" tells the story of Southern bell Magnolia Gardner Winston, who after decades from her first love, returns to what she left behind in her old high school. While looking fondly at the past, she finds she will be opened up to the future. "Butterfly Messages" is a riveting and thoughtful read that should not be overlooked.
Destined to Live, Despite Me
9780578054681, $14.99, www.yolandashanks.com
When all hope is lost, finding some once more can mean the world. "Destined to Live, Despite Me: Biblical Truths for Suicide Survivors" is a poignant recollection as Yolanda Shanks hopes to reach out to those in despair and considering taking their own life, reminding them that God's love is absolute and realizing as such is key to finding one's purpose. "Destined to Live, Despite Me" is inspirational and should strongly be considered to those who are struggling or know others who are in such a plight.
The Last Prophet
Jeff W. Horton
9781937085032, $12.99, www.worldcastlepublishing.com
No one wants to be a player in the end of the world. "The Last Prophet" tells the story of John March as he discovers his duty as one of the prophets of the book of Revelations, and that he must be the one to stand against the Anti-Christ. Through it all, he must stand for faith in a time where people will have none. "The Last Prophet" is a riveting religious thriller, highly recommended.
Dieting with my Dog
Hubble & Hattie
9781845844066, $19.95, www.hubbleandhattie.com
Obesity in any creature can lead to shortened life, and Peggy Frezon knew that helping her dog also meant helping herself. "Dieting with my Dog" is a unique memoir as Peggy...