What I'm Reading ~ Weekend 3/23-25/12

Desired: The Untold Story of Samson and Delilah

Hello there! Goodness I can't believe another week has gone by, it seems like just the other day when I was publishing last month's post!

What am I reading? Well I guess you could say that I am in the middle of alot of things right now!

One them being Desired by Ginger Garrett. I'm not completely sure what I think of this one right now, but I guess I'll be finding out soon!

Here's the back blurb:

Meet the legendary Samson as you've never known him before … through the eyes of the three women who loved him.

Before Samson was an Old Testament legend, he was a prodigal son, an inexperienced suitor, a vengeful husband, and a lost soul driven by his own weakness. This is his story as told by three strong women who loved him—the nagging, manipulative mother who pushed him toward greatness, the hapless Philistine bride whose betrayal propelled him into notoriety, and the emotionally damaged seductress—the famous Delilah—who engineered his downfall and propelled him to his destiny. Desired celebrates the God of Israel's to work powerfully in the midst of hopes, fears, desires, and sorrows.

I'm also hoping to dig into Rachel Moschell's Prism: Story of Ci.

Here's the back blurb: He wanted to bring light to the world, but knew that along with it would come darkness…
Prism (Story of CI)
Alejo is a leader in the Prism, a Muslim organization bent on fighting social injustice in his native Bolivia. His passion for God’s justice has always led him far away from the church and its dark secrets he has seen with his own eyes.
Until now.
The granddaughter of a Quechua villager and an Irish missionary, Wara Cadogan has South America in her blood. Her friends think she’s the ideal missionary in Bolivia, but they don’t know the truth: she betrayed her values, and it’s tearing her apart. When Wara and her best friend Noah collide with the Prism, she believes Noah is dead and Alejo is to blame. What can she say to the man who tried to kill her, then gives up everything to save her?

The Dark LegionAnd I'm very excited to be starting Michael Holladay's The Dark Legion. I recently interviewed Mr. Holladay on my blog and you can read the interview by clicking HERE.

Here's the back blurb:

All his life Thareous was fascinated by the encaged dragon in Galgon's palace courtyard. But what was his past, and why was it caged? He remembered tales of a beast that had harassed the kingdom a generation past. He often visited with Nalla, a princess, hoping to find an indication of this, for he knows there to be more to the dragon...Then, during one visit, the dragon speaks to Thareous and Nalla, warning them of an evil horde marching for Galgon. Soon events turn against them, and the dragon, known as Ianvorr, is forced to take them into the forgotten realms of the kingdom, Keiratha. There the exiled order known as the Omnipotent Ones has hidden, but now stir in this time of need. Upon meeting them, Thareous discovers he is the target of a millennia-old prophecy: that he must defeat the gravest threat known to all.

The Dark Legion, is the first in Michael Holladay's medieval Christian fantasy creation entitled The Keiratha Trilogy. About the author: Growing up the fourth of six sons in the tiny community of Ben Franklin, Texas, Michael's home education afforded the opportunity for individualized studies more suited to his personal interests. He discovered his love for words at a young age while completing a wordsmith program and began writing The Dark Legion at age fourteen. Michael continues his research and work to complete the trilogy.

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of MenAnd last of all, and I guess you could say that this book just fascinated me, is Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl. It's not a Christian book, but it is thought provoking. It talks about the problems with sex selection, and how many girls all over the world are being aborted, killed, etc. for a variety of reasons, and it talks about the consequences. I don't agree with everything she says, but it is a fascinating well researched book. I would note that Ms. Hvistendahl is pro-choice, and this book is not about abortion and that debate.

Here's what the back cover says: A Slate Best Book of 2011A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2011Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women.The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval.Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them.

Well that's what I'm reading, and boy, is it a pile! 
What are you reading this week? I'd love to hear about it :)
And don't forget to have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Anxious to hear your thoughts on Desired. It had a bit of a slow start, but before too long, I couldn't put it down!

  2. Awesome! It is really well written. I'm interested to see how it goes :)

  3. "Desired" sounds like a good book. This is definitely one I would put on my TBR list.

    I just finished "A Perfect Square" by Vannetta Chapman. Loved it!

    I will be starting on "In Too Deep" by Mary Connealy today.

    By the way...if you haven't read "Sarai" by Jill Eileen Smith you are missing out on a great read!


  4. Judy, you must be a huge Bibical Fiction fan :) Yes, I've read Sarai and it was good.

    In Too Deep is fun!

    Sounds like you like a variety of books!

    Have a wonderful weekend :D


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