Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Way Out by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas 

 

Join us for this tour from July 18 to August 12, 2022!


Book Details:
Book Title: The Way Out (Book 1: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas 
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  240 pages Genre: Sci-Fi 
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services Release date:  September 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. 



Book Description: When the Alpha Centauri crew returns to earth after a failed mission to explore a distant planet, they quickly learn the world is not how they left it. Under new global leadership, the planet has managed to go decades without conflict, except for one major problem. Thanks to a pandemic caused by a mutation in a new strain of GMO corn, the world’s population plummeted to 2.6 billion, wiping out a disproportionate amount of men and leaving the globe run almost entirely by women. The mutation altered the human DNA, making it impossible to produce male babies and increasing Y-chromosome related diseases. Because of their lack of exposure, the Alpha Centauri crew, especially the men on board, now find themselves in high demand. The Powers that Be think they are the solution, but with that solution comes the inevitable hunger for power and control. As greed, self-interest, and corruption rear their ugly heads, a planet that had found its way to peace is thrust into turmoil once again. So, the question becomes: Are they really the answer to a seemingly unsolvable problem? The world may soon come to understand that sometimes getting what you wish for isn't the gift you think it will be. The Way Out is at once a brilliant and relatable work of post-apocalyptic fiction. Think The Handmaid’s Tale mixed with Netflix’s The Wilds, and a touch of Interstellar, the movie. It’s a uniquely told story that will have you waiting as impatiently as the crew to understand the New World Order of the near future.



 
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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

MY REVIEW

Imagine going on a mission and staying much longer than expected, but when you returned you had been gone forty years. Well, this is what happened to eighteen men and eight women in this book. The Way Out is Book 1 in the Be Careful What You Wish for Series. Authors Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas write an intriguing and interesting Sci-fi that will keep your attention for a while. It was fun following these men and women as they emerged back into the world after being gone four decades. Of course everything has changed several times.

As the crew continue to find changes in the world, it seems a lot like what has been going on in our world for the past three years. But of course we don't know what will happen and how it will happen, but the invites in this book are a little weird. If you enjoy a good sci-fi read, I think you will like The Way Out by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas.

A copy of this book was provided by the author and iReadBookTours. The opinions here in this review are mine only.


  

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Book Details:

​Book TitleTwo Roads to Paradise (Book 2: Be Careful What You Wish for Series) by Gordon Jensen with Cara Highsmith and Gordon Thomas Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  324 pages GenreSci-Fi 
Publisher:  Highsmith Creative Services Release date:  May 2022 
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. The language is pretty tame, but there are a few swear words. The bigger issue is some of the topics addressed in it. 
 
Book Description:
Although the reappearance of the Alpha Centauri I crew was miraculous, it was not the celebratory homecoming they expected. Their return to a world reeling from a pandemic that wiped out more than half the population thrust them right into the center of controversy and conflict. Now, three years later, though the tide has turned and the survival of the human race seems to be secure, the survival of human relations is far less certain. The cure should have been the injection of hope the world needed to restore balance and end the chaos of the last four decades. Instead, the complex implications for personal rights and freedom have fractured the North American territory in such a way that the division may never be repaired. As the crew dispersed to find their place in this new landscape, Hunter Young found himself embedded in the Marshall administration as an agent for the mysterious K Group. What had been a relatively uneventful assignment suddenly becomes a whirlwind of adventure as he is called to a rendezvous that requires a long and circuitous journey.
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Meet the Authors: Gordon Jensen holds an MBA from University of Rochester, New York, Simon School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After working in finance In New York for several years, Jensen went back to Minnesota to run the family business. He retired after selling the the business and is now fulfilling a number of life-long dreams, including writing a novel series.
Cara Highsmith has always been drawn to the world of books and has found herself working in this industry in one capacity or another for the majority of her adult life. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Belmont University and did work toward a PhD at Middle Tennessee State University. Cara was on the editorial team at Hachette Book Group USA, working with several New York Times bestselling authors, for nearly four years. After leaving Hachette in 2008, she began freelancing, developing proposals and manuscripts for agents, editing and ghostwriting for authors, and assisting clients in preparing projects for self-publishing. Cara is a master of being a jack of all trades, but currently spends her free time working on several personal writing projects and enjoying life on a beautiful northern California mountain. 

  connect with authors: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads



Tour Schedule:
July 18 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway 
July 19 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway 
July 19 - Literary Flits – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway 
July 20 – Literary Flits – book review of TWO ROAD TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway 
July 21 – Sadie's Spotlight – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway July 21 - The Momma Spot – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
July 22 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of THE WAY OUT 
July 22 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIK TOC) – book review of THE WAY OUT 
July 25 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway 
July 26 – SpareTimer866 – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway July 26 - She Just Loves Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
July 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway 
July 27 - The Momma Spot – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway July 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
July 28 - Kam's Place – book review of THE WAY OUT 
July 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway July 30 - @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of THE WAY OUT 
Aug 1 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway 
Aug 1 - Kam's Place – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE 
Aug 1 - @acourtofbookishreviews (TIC TOK) – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE 
Aug 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway 
Aug 2 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of THE WAY OUT 
Aug 3 – @Mel.literate – book review of THE WAY OUT 
Aug 4 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE 
Aug 4 Stephanie Jane - book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
Aug 5 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE 
Aug 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway Aug 9 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
Aug 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway 
Aug 10 – Books are a Blessing – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway 
Aug 10 - Stephanie Jane - book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway Aug 11 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway 
Aug 11 – Books are a Blessing – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway 
Aug 11 - @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE 
Aug 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway 
Aug 12 - Books for Books – book series spotlight  



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CHILD OF ETHERCLAW by Matty Roberts

 


Join us for this tour from August 2 to August 22, 2022!


Book Details:
Book Title: CHILD OF ETHERCLAW by Matty Roberts 
Category:  Young Adult Fiction (13-18+),  348 pages 
Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian 
Publisher:  Twilight Fox LLC 
Release date:  August 2, 2022 
Formats Available for Review: print (softback) (USA and Canada) and ebook (EPUB and PDF) 
Tour dates: August 2 to August 22, 2022 Content Rating:  PG-13


Book Description:The bonds of family go well beyond blood.But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret? Fenlee's opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother's death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power. Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopted brother, Elliot, try to decipher the mysteries of her necklace and its link to events in Fenlee's past. But they're not alone in their search. Strange undercity dwellers offer cryptic warnings, drones track their movements, and deadly corporate agents lurk in the shadows. When tragedy rips Fenlee's family apart, she must learn to use the artifact's power to save those who are deeply precious to her. But nothing can prepare her for the dark truths that she will uncover on that journey… “Lee,” Elliot mumbled. “I'm not who you think I am.”

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a very interesting book, and especially for those who enjoy the Sci-Fi/Dystopian genre. The characters are well crafted and I enjoyed following their journey as they develop so well as the story unfolds. The plot flows pretty fast so its a fast read and keeps you on your toes. Fenlee and her younger adopted brother Elliot lived with the very poverty stricken people. As they were creeping through the Undercity dodging drones, they met a friend that will willing to help. And the help was kind of weird, but it was fun following this part of their journey. I found this book pretty interesting so I was happy reading it till the end to find out what happened.

The younger generation will really enjoy this story since it is is written for this age, but I do feel that anyone who enjoys a good Sci-Fi/Dystopian read will enjoy this one, so I highly recommend CHILD OF ETHERCLAW by Matty Roberts to any of you who may fit this description. I'll give this one 4 stars. 

A copy of this book was provided by the author and iReadBook Tours. The opinions here are mine only. 

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Meet the Author: Matty Roberts began their career in journalism where they earned an Emmy and had the privilege of working on several other award-winning projects. They hold an MS from Johns Hopkins University and are now an engineer in renewable energy in Denver, Colorado where they live with their wonderful partner, two extraordinary kids, and the best doggie ever. In addition to writing, engineering, and parenting, Matty is a vegan enby nerd who is in love with this world and will forever be doing all they can to make it a better place. And they may be known to occasionally play in a punk band here or there. 

 connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ instagram ~ goodreads




Tour Schedule:  
July 18 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 19 - Literary Flits – book review of THE WAY OUT / guest post / giveaway
July 20 – Literary Flits – book spotlight of TWO ROAD TO PARADISE / author interview / giveaway
July 21 – Sadie's Spotlight – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 21 - The Momma Spot – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 22 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 22 – @acourtofbookishreviews (TIK TOC) – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 25  Mostly Mystery Reviews – author interview
July 25  Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT 
July 26 – SpareTimer866 – book series spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 26 - She Just Loves Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 27 – She Just Loves Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 27 - The Momma Spot – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
July 28 - Kam's Place – book review of THE WAY OUT
July 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
July 30 - @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 1 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE  / giveaway
Aug 1 - Kam's Place – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 1 - @acourtofbookishreviews (TIC TOK) – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book series spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 2 - Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 3 – @Mel.literate – book review of THE WAY OUT
Aug 3 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 4 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 4 
- Stephanie Jane - book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 5 – A Crane Between The Pages – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 10 – Books are a Blessing – book review of THE WAY OUT / giveaway
Aug 10 -
 Stephanie Jane - book spotlight of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 – fundinmental – book series spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – Books are a Blessing – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 11 - @pen.books.and.scalpel – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE
Aug 12 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of TWO ROADS TO PARADISE / giveaway
Aug 12 - Books for Books – book series spotlight
 
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Monday, August 1, 2022

Semper FI Brothers by A C Turner

 

Join us for this tour from July 18 to August 5, 2022!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Semper Fi Brothers: A Hero's Dangerous Journey for Redemption by A.C. Turner
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  150 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction / Military Action Fiction
Publisher:  Write My Wrongs LLC
Release date:  March 16, 2022

Book Description:

Yarmuck, Syria is under attack. ISIS goons under the command of ruthless Commander Abu, have infiltrated the village and are determined to purge it of its Yazidi heritage... by any means necessary.

Meanwhile, half a world away in California, tormented Shamus "Gunny" O'Malley-retired Marine and Vietnam Vet who's done nothing but drink his way through civilian life as a TV personality and bar owner-learns his young Yazidi bartender, Quassam, fears for the lives of the family left behind in Yarmuck.

When Quassam, "Q" to his friends, announces his plan to save his mother and sister from the ISIS goons, Gunny's hapless best friend (and best customer), Buzz, decides he's going to aid young Q on his journey, and does everything he can to convince Gunny to come along for the ride.

With time running out and ISIS tightening its grip, Gunny has a decision to make. As the son of a white father and black mother, O'Malley knows from his time in the Marines that race can never break the bonds between semper fi brothers. Will he stay brash and boozy in sunny California, or will he take a leap of faith and journey to hellish, war-torn Syria to help his brothers and slay his-and Yarmuck's-demons?

MY REVIEW

Semper Fi Brothers: A Hero's Dangerous Journey for Redemption by A.C. Turner was different than most of the books I review. I found it an intriguing read. A lot of the beginning talked about happenings in the 1940-50 and it was an enjoyable for chapters to hear of things during that time. One interesting thing was the black and white couple, during a time that usually this didn't happen, but it didn't seem a problem, and their son, Shamus was one of my favorite characters in the book. The characters were a mixture of characters good ones and some I didn't connect to at all. Maybe it was just me!

This book is full of information and there is so much going on. Especially with the war and some of the guys had lots of problems after the war as well. There was a lot of humor throughout the book as well, like when Patrick decided to follow William. It has a hoot!

If you enjoy military stories and especially stories about the Marines, you will love this book. It's getting 4 stars from me. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Meet the Author:

A. C. Turner's writing career began in the 1980s with a focus on screenplays. In that time, and with the help of his agent, Anne Getty, he was able to option two of them, Shoplift and Hercules Down and Out, to major film companies. Unfortunately, neither went into production, but that didn't stop the Los Angeles Times from featuring him on the front page of their Sunday edition on up-and-coming writers in Los Angeles. He then moved on to write two plays, Chickenscratch and Down and Out in Sioux Falls, which were produced at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles. He achieved all of this while raising three kids and coaching high school and junior college football, predominantly in inner-city Los Angeles. After taking twenty years off from writing, he got the itch back in his mid-fifties. He wrote Semper Fi Brothers as a screenplay and entered it in Final Draft's screenwriting contest, where it placed third out of nine thousand. The story was inspired by the military exploits of his career-soldier dad and his three overseas tours in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as well as his Army daughter's four tours, including one in Afghanistan. The script was given to a large production company again, which was exciting at first, but when Covid-19 hit and the script found itself on the back burner, he decided to run with it and turn it into a novel, feeling the story was too inspirational not to be told.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ goodreads



Tour Schedule:
July 18 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 19 – Books for Books – book spotlight
July 20 – Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 25 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
July 26 – Stephanie Jane - book review / giveaway
July 27 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
July 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 1 – Books are a Blessing – book review / giveaway
Aug 2 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 5 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
 
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Friday, July 22, 2022

Natural Beauties by Marita & Mimina Meza 

 

Join Us for This Tour from July 11 to July 22! Book Details: 
Book TitleNatural Beauties: Homemade Wellness Tips from Head to Toe by Marita & Mimina Meza 
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 117 pages 
Genre: Non-Fiction, Beauty, How To PublisherMascot 
Release Date: May 3, 2022 
Content RatingPG.

 



Book Description:

Natural Beauties: Homemade Wellness Tips from Head to Toe, teaches readers how to make natural beauty products at home that are easy and fun. From face creams and masks to post-conditioner hair sprays, this book aims to help readers look and feel youthful and invigorated every day.


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Meet the Authors: 

Originally from Venezuela, Marita and Mimina Meza have had lifelong careers in the beauty industry. Along the way, they learned many insider tips and tricks for taking care of themselves and looking healthy using natural products. Marita and Mimina believe nature provides everything you need for a beauty regiment that will keep you looking younger while staying healthy. Instead of searching for beauty products that don’t contain harmful chemicals, they believe it’s easier and less expensive to make your own products at home.

 connect with the authors:  website ~ facebook ~ instagram
 
Tour Schedule: 

July 11 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight 
July 12 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight 
July 13 – Kam's Place – book spotlight 
July 14 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight July 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight
July 15 – Literary Flits – book spotlight July 18 – fundinmental – book spotlight July 19 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight
July 20  Jazzy Book Reviews - book spotlight  
July 21 Stephanie Jane - book spotlight  July 22 - Books are a Blessing – book spotlight
 
 

Tour and Giveaway for Off Broadway by William A. Glass

 

Join Us for This Tour from
July 11 to July 22, 2022

  Book Details:
Book Title:  Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama by William A. Glass 
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  276 pages 
Genre:  Family Drama 
Publisher:  Hawkeye Publishers 
Release date:   May 2022
Content Rating PG +Mature



Book Description: Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later they are trying to make the best of it. He is a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She is the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together. However, Dave’s erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?


 
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MY REVIEW

Dave and Cindy has been married many years and now they are struggling because of the many pressures and stress that comes up in marriages from time to time. They live in a Manhattan appartment during the 1970's and 1980's. The fun part of this book is following the journey of these characters and the little tidbits they leave along the way that leave flashbacks and memories for me. I connected with some of the characters but some I just could not. There's a lot of mature content that I really didn't care for. Probably R would have been a better rating. But all in all I did enjoy bits of the story and this history back to the nostalgic years of the '70's and '80's. If you are a lover of Drama, this is your kind of story.

I received a copy of this book from the author. I wasn't required to write a favorable review. This review is ­čĺ» my own opinion, and nothing more.. 



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Meet the Author:

William is a retired business executive now living in South Carolina with his wife, Bettina. She teaches high school German while Bill is the soccer coach at a small college. Their three sons, Alex, Robert, and Gordon have all graduated from college and moved away to pursue careers. Now Bill and Bettina enjoy long walks with their dogs. When the weather permits, Bill commutes on his motorcycle. “It’s like taking a roller coaster to work!” he enthuses. connect with the author: website ~ blog ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ bookbub ~ goodreads
 




Tour Schedule:

​July 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway 
July 12 – Kam's Place – book review / author interview 
July 13 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post July 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / guest post / giveaway 
July 15 - Book Corner News and Reviews - book review / giveaway 
July 18 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview 
July 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway 
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway 
July 20 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview 
July 21 – Books for Books – book review / guest post 
July 22 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / author interview / giveaway 
July 22 - Books Are a Blessing – book review / giveaway


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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Movie Review - The Case For Heaven Lee Strobel

 

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My Rating: Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

THE CASE FOR HEAVEN is based on the new book by best-selling author Lee

Strobel, who wrote The Case For Christ.

Featuring interviews with best-selling author John Burke, world-renowned pastor Francis Chan, the late Evangelist Luis Palau and more.

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THE CASE FOR HEAVEN will be exclusively on Pure Flix starting July 15th!

"Viewers will be surprised, captivated and encouraged by 'The Case for Heaven,' a beautiful and compelling film. It will dispel many of their misconceptions about the afterlife. I’m thrilled with the enthusiastic reception the documentary has received so far – and I can't wait for an even wider audience to experience it.” -Lee Strobel.

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Synopsis: We all want to know what happens after we die. In THE CASE FOR

HEAVEN, best-selling author and investigative journalist Lee Strobel explores the evidence for the afterlife in order to address man’s biggest fear: death. Inspired by his own brush with death, Strobel searches for answers to the most profound questions we all have, about heaven, hell, and Near-Death Experiences. Featuring interviews with experts and skeptics, THE CASE FOR HEAVEN will challenge, encourage and inspire as Strobel dares to probe the most important question. If there is a heaven, can we prove it?

We are curious by nature. Taking on the big questions about heaven, hell and the afterlife, The Case For Heaven—a documentary based on the best-selling book by Lee Strobel—invites you to carefully investigate the knowable and respond with faith to the unknowable.

ONE LINE DESCRIPTION

From the best-selling author and former atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel, uncover the next investigation: What happens after we die?

Documentary from best-selling author and former atheist turned Christian apologist Lee Strobel. He examines near-death experiences and tries to determine what happens after life on earth.

REAL-LIFE STORIES / INTERVIEWS

  • A documentary based on the new book by Lee Strobel
  • Harry Broom
  • Howard Storm - emergency surgery required, atheist and had a near-death experience in a “dank, dark hallway” where individuals became increasingly violent. He suddenly remembered the song “Jesus Loves Me” when was a child. When he asked Jesus to save him, a light appeared and he was brought back to life.
  • Eric Owyoung - musician - wrote the music for “The Case for Heaven.”
  • John Burke - author of “Imagine Heaven” - interviewed people with lots to lose and nothing to gain from discussing their experiences.
  • Pamela Reynolds - brain aneurysm surgery
  • Steve Caballero - professional skateboarder - atheist to believer
  • Jon Steingard - Hawk Nelson band member - believer to atheist/agnostic
  • Francis Chan - author, pastor - “Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up.” His mother died in childbirth and his father blamed him for that.
  • Luis Palau - lifelong evangelist, dying of stage four cancer - Lee visited and interviewed him before his death.

Synopsis / Background

  • Lee Strobel had a medical emergency and a near-death experience
  • What happens next? What happens if I close my eyes and don’t open them again in this world.
  • Quest for Immortality: fear of death, the pursuit of a legacy through “immortality project.” People will commit heinous acts in an attempt to be remembered forever.
  • Search for the Soul: does the soul survive physical death? What is the evidence we have a soul and that it can survive?
  • Lee talks about attending a Rolling Stone and Tina Turner concert in the 1980s and comes to the conclusion that “you just had to be there” because words can’t describe it.
  • Lee admits that he was skeptical about near-death experiences.
  • Near-Death Experience: interviews with people who went through them and have researched them.
  • The commonality in accounts is a life review where individuals get to relive portions of their lives or see what is happening during the time they were dead.
  • Lots of dissenting voices in the Christian community on near-death experiences.
  • The pursuit for proof of God - would a loving Father really hide Himself and require blind belief from children He loves so much?
  • Concept of hell - heaven is a gift only if we are willing to receive it. Consequently, being separated from God during life means you will be separated from Him for eternity.
  • Hell is not a torture chamber, it’s torment to live an eternity without God’s presence in our lives.
  • What is faith? Biblical faith is taking a step in the same direction that the evidence points in - it’s very logical and rational.
  • Jesus has the answers about the afterlife because He experienced it.
  • The Case for Christ: the 4 E’s that support the case for Christ: Execution, Early Reports, Empty Tomb, Eyewitness. Execution (Christ was truly dead after the crucifixion); Rose from the dead (Early reports within months of execution from those who witnessed it); Empty tomb (opponents of Jesus even admitted it was empty, tried to explain away why it was empty); Eyewitness (9 ancient sources, inside and outside the New Testament, about the encounter with Risen Christ).
  • Edge of Eternity: Luis was anxious to go and he wasn’t afraid of death. Loss of contact, loss of the relationship, those of us who are left behind.
  • Attacks by Satan at the very end of your life tempt you to question the decisions you’ve made throughout life.
  • Natural to mourn the loss of physical, earthly life.

Themes

  • People fear death and try to compensate by leaving a legacy
  • Distractions of this world help people avoid thinking about death
  • Can science and belief in God coexist? Does free will exist?
    • “To be a thinking person is to live out what it means to be made in the image of God”
  • How do these near-death experiences intersect with what the Bible says?
  • Christian leaders hesitate to discuss hell because it creates a lot of fear
  • Doubts whether we are actually loved and every person wants to be loved - it’s up to us to open our hearts to God to let His love in and reveal that to others

Bible Verses

  • Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:43 (NIV)
  • We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:8 (NIV)
  • Jesus wept. – John 11:30-40 (NIV)

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

The Case For Heaven - Movie - Lee Strobel - MY REVIEW

The movie, The Case For Heaven is based on the book by the same title by Lee Strobel. In this movie/documentary, Strobel will answer the fearful questions on most of the minds of everyone today. Is there life after death, and Is Heaven real? Lee Strobel explores the evidence on the afterlife, as well as interviewing experts on the subject, and people who have had near death experiences. Through in-depth study in God Word and through his interviews, Lee Strobel finds substantial evidence that there is a real Heaven where those who know the Lord will go when they die. And we don't have to fear death and what will happen. God has it all under control. We trust Him.

I have read several of Lee Strobel's books but this is the first movie I have had the honor of watching. I thoroughly enjoyed The Case for Heaven. I learned so much watching this film. I've never feared or wondered about Heaven, but it was sometimes fearing death and what it would be like the moment you breathed your last breath and entered Heaven. I am so glad that this movie gave me insights into so many things I've always wondered, and helped me understand why I was fearing Heaven. I want this movie and book because it will be an awesome resource to keep going back to.

Probably my favorite part of the movie was the recording of the last words to Lee Strobel from the late pastor and evangelist Luis Palau. Palau was in his last stages of life on earth, and he was ready for Heaven, no fear of death because he knew he would meet the Lord in Heaven. And the most important part of the movie was when Strobel, and the others pointed those watching to Jesus. Explaining that the only way to go to Heaven to meet Jesus when we die is through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we must believe in Him for our salvation. I am giving this wonderful and so much needed film Five Stars and I wish I could give it more.

This is a well thought out and produced movie, one that I feel is so important to our world today, and I plan to make sure everyone I know and others around the world that I can reach understand that Heaven IS REAL and we can think about death without the fear of the unknown. I am pointing everyone I can to this amazing movie and the clear details it teaches. I want to encourage everyone who reads my review to check out this movie for you and your family, then pass along the information so that others will watch this as well.

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opin­ions are 100% my own.

RECOMMENDED READING

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Watch The Case for Heaven on Pure Flix today!

Buy Links

Website: https://www.pureflix.com/movie/the-case-for-heaven

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Trailer: https://youtu.be/74sng-Lmir8

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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