Official Review: Gideon: The Sound and The Glory

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Re: Official Review: Gideon: The Sound and The Glory

Post by Jane Sang » 01 Oct 2017, 15:41

Happy to be one of the reviewers of this insightful book. The book make one do a lot of soul searching which lead to change of attitude for the better.

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Post by Miss_BeckyG » 01 Oct 2017, 15:43

I enjoy Bible stories. This one sounds like the author remained true to the story of Gideon in the Bible. Should be a great read.
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Post by KlareAllison » 01 Oct 2017, 15:57

Generally, I like biblical narratives. So, Joseph
Ganci's Gideon: The Sound and The Glory, is a must read for me. I am conversant with the story of Gideon as one of the most interesting biblical personages; from low confidence to super sense of self-worth. It is good to know the author does some imaginative retelling of the story of this mighty man of valour. Nice review.
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Post by Jane Sang » 01 Oct 2017, 16:00

Gideon managed to lead the people of God to defeat the enemy. We should emulate Gideon.

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Post by Izesicle » 01 Oct 2017, 16:03

I agree with this review. The prologue was a bit confusing to me but the review explained it well. The storytelling is pretty good.

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Post by Wesono » 01 Oct 2017, 16:26

I rate your review 4 out of 4 stars; I really enjoyed it. I want to read Gideon: The Sound and The Glory.

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Post by Ljessup » 01 Oct 2017, 16:35

I think the fact that the author used stories from the bible is awesome. Seems like it is a great book, and you did wonderful with this review. Well done!

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Post by BunnySTx » 01 Oct 2017, 16:47

When I read the Bible to my daughter I like to go over these stories. I think that I will really enjoy reading this book and can't wait to start. Thanks for the interesting review.

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Post by Londera » 01 Oct 2017, 16:59

This book sounds really cool. I dont see much Bible stories turned into fiction.

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Post by Malfoyy Slitherin » 01 Oct 2017, 17:15

A lovely book am gonna check it out soon. Nice review.

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Post by ReadingRebecca » 01 Oct 2017, 17:45

I do enjoy Biblical fiction when the characters are fleshed out more and become very easy to relate to. Thanks for the review.
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Post by ebethina » 01 Oct 2017, 17:59

Great job on the review. Fortunately doesn't sound like something I would read

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Post by Emie Cuevas » 01 Oct 2017, 18:13

AN excellent review, Thanks a lot. This is something I really have to stay well clear of.
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Post by Leyla » 01 Oct 2017, 18:41

Nice review, very detailed and interesting. I'm glad you know your bible and could relate it to the book.

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Post by Christina Rose » 01 Oct 2017, 19:25

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I'm glad the errors did not take anything away from the book. I'll definitely read the sample, and possibly add it to my list of books to read. Thanks for your insightful review!

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