4 out of 4 stars
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The Arrow That Flies By Day is a Christian novel about a guy named John Thaddeus. John is a former Marine who is looking for a way to distract him from the scary memories during war, preferably playing for the NFL. During his time serving in the Marines, he found out his mom had died. His father had passed before he left, so he didn't have any family when he came home. He did have Sister Francis, a nun, who was his old principal. She had supported him through so much. John wanted to play football all the way through high school, but an injury kept him from doing that. When his dad was alive, he taught him how to be a kicker. John had worked on strengthening his leg all of his life. Now is his time to shine. Can a walk-in who hasn't played college football really play for the NFL though? This inspiring, heart-wrenching, and touching book is one that no one should turn down.
There were many things about this book that I loved. The overall message, the plot, and how the author developed the main character were definitely some positive aspects to this book. The overall message really stood out to me. Determination, faith, and prayer were some things that were mentioned. It really went into depth with all of those, and I think the author, John Servant, really did a good job with that. The plot was also very intriguing. I don't really like football books, but this wasn't just about football. It was full of interesting stories about John Thaddeus, and I never wanted to put the book down. The main character and how he was developed was also very well done. It talked about many of his struggles, along with his successes and determination in becoming a football player. But more importantly, it talked about his faith in God.
I personally didn't have many things I disliked about this book, but I do wish the book was longer. It is a very short book; it's less than 100 pages. Because this was such an amazing book, I wish I had more to read. Other than that, I thought this book was almost perfect.
My rating for this book is 4 out of 4 stars. I really couldn't find many things I disliked about this novel. I don't want to rate it a three because if I can barely find 1 negative, I think it should get a perfect score. It was a very enjoyable book to read, and it made me want to read all the time. Also, it only had a couple of errors, and both were minor.
I highly recommend you read this book. It is a Christian novel, so keep that in mind before you read it. If you like books that go into depth about faith, prayer, and makes you think, this book is for you. This book really puts things in perspective, and it has many lessons in it. Although I haven't read many Christian novels, this one is for sure in my top two. If you're not sure if you would like it, I would tell you to at least give it a chance!
The Arrow That Flies By Day
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