Reviews by Sylvia Villalpando
On 4/22 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: When life is murder, who can you trust? Lis Wiehl’s signature plot twists and relatable characters shine in this absorbing series. A Matter of Trust gives us an amazing insight into the life of a prosecutor— and mom. Prosecutor Mia Quinn is on the phone with her friend and colleague, Colleen, when ... A Matter of Trust A Mia Quinn Mystery by Lis Wiehl and April Henry
On 1/28 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: Writer and teacher Julie Coleman, carefully walks readers through the gospel narratives, offering evidence of a perceptive Savior, deeply concerned about the women he met. Through vivid descriptions, thoughtful questions, and empowering ... Unexpected Love: God's Heart Revealed in Jesus' Conversations with Women by Julie Zine Coleman
On 1/3 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: Four fiction authors with four smitten romance novellas, share a setting, characters, and even overlapping plots with fun small town romance. The mystery of the dog tags that were found in Grandma Rose's attic continues throughout all the sections along with mini story lines of Tess, Clare, Zoe and Anna. ... Four Fiction authors with four smitten roamance novellas,
On 10/25 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: The River by Michael Neale is the story of a young man who finds healing, forgiveness, and purpose. Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom ... story of a young man who finds healing, forgiveness,
On 9/14 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: The evil in East Salem is no longer content to hide in the shadows. The stakes—and the darkness—are rising. Dani Harris thought there wasn’t much left that could surprise her after serving as a forensic psychiatrist. Tommy Gunderson has faced few challenges in his life that he couldn’t ... Darkness Rising, East Salem Trilogy Series #2
On 9/4 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: In a Christianity Today 8/27/12 online interview Lucado was asked: Why another book on grace when there are many good ones already out there? “The apostle Paul never seemed to exhaust the topic of grace—what makes us think we can? He just kept coming at it and coming at it from another angle. That's ... Another book on grace?
On 8/21 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck is about Daphne Sweeten, a scent designer, who finds herself stood up for her wedding and losing her sense of smell. Her dream job was also no longer possible as her ex-fiancée took her dream job in Paris. She decides to move to Ohio, where she had a job waiting, ... The Scent of Rain
On 5/22 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: Have you ever thought that when Jesus Christ came to earth more than two thousand years ago, he could have simply given us salvation-period and never done another single thing? Jesus Christ could have chosen to be born of a virgin, live for 33 years in relative obscurity, die on the cross, be buried, ... An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ like never before.
On 4/26 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: A piano prodigy, a nineteen-year-old college grad, a Marshall scholar, and an American Idol finalist. This guy had it made. He could sing. He could ski blind. What couldn't he do? Even if you saw him in concert, you might not believe that Scott MacIntyre is blind, and you'd never guess that at nineteen, ... By Faith, Not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre
On 3/2 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: The words ofthe Declaration of Independence have a way of continuing to ring across theages. The arrangements of the Constitution have a way of organizing our actionsso as to produce certain results, and it has done this more reliably than anygoverning instrument in the history of man. The connection ... The Founders Key by Larry P. Arnn
On 12/2 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure in a race against unknown foes. Pursuing a map tattooed on human skin; to possibly unravel the future of the future. Lawhead has penned a promising tale of inter-dimensional adventure, full of rich imagery putting a new spin on an old legend. Dynamic ... Interesting Read
On 10/23 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: One of Max Lucado’s greatest gifts is the ability to retell biblical stories in a modern fashion and make it so real that you think he’s telling your story. He draws you in with little effort and shows you God at work in your life. This book testifies to the power and persistence of the Creator to ... Inspiring
On 5/31 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: THE SERAPH SEAL by Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation. Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendental, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, ... A Great Summer Read!
On 5/10 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: God’s Promises for the American Patriot by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman A new wave of American patriots and their fervor for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are reminiscent to that of over 200 years ago. In response, God's Promises® for the American Patriot combines historical facts ... Celebrate America anytime
On 5/7 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: Max on Life by Max Lucado In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of questions from all types of sources: questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. Lucado offers insightful answers to more than 150 of the most ... Another Great Book
On 4/11 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: A quest to find the one principle that will save humanity before mankind destroys itself finds David Ponder in a race against time. He has been chosen by the archangel Gabriel to lead a summit of fellow travelers, using their wisdom and experience to save mankind before all that is known is destroyed. ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews
On 4/4 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: A story about three strong women and the real life problems and decisions they face: Crime reporter, Cassidy Shaw, and her two best friends, Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedge comprise the triple threat fighting crime in Portland. It made me think of the TV show Criminal ... Heart of Ice - A Triple Threat Club Novel by Lis Wiehl w/April Henry
On 2/3 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: In a world of uncertainty, pain, and struggle, where do you find solid assurance and unshakeable truth? Gifted Bible teacher and inspiring Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily confidence, joy, and ... Where to turn for Shelter in the Storm
On 1/6 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: The Life Lessons Study Bible by Max Lucado Lucado’s Life Lessons Study Bible has a lot of great features such as over 1,000 Life Lessons, a Topical Index, and Devotional Index by topics, A Two Year Bible Reading Plan, New Believer Studies, 30 Day Reading Plans, Spiritual Growth Verses, and more! This ... A Great Devotional Study Bible
On 11/14 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: This is an amazing story about a 4 yr. olds’ visit with God in heaven while undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Heaven is for Real gives a fresh look at heaven; through a child’s heart is revealed in conversations with his father. To those of us waiting to see Jesus this story is reassuring. Heaven ... Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
On 9/28 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: Good Morning, Lord I Don’t know Where You’re Going Today, But I’m Going With You. By Shelia Walsh Talented author and Women of Faith speaker, Sheila Walsh has written a delightful devotional. Walsh shows us the heart of God in easy to read stories. The short descriptive narratives are just ... Good Morning, Lord
On 9/10 Sylvia Villalpando wrote: OutLive Your Life by Max Lucado. In leading us through the book of Acts, Max Lucado takes familiar stories to help us understand the heart of Jesus. Lucado gently tells us to not see people as problems but as opportunities to serve Christ. Lucado recaptures the wonder of the early Christians and explains ... Ou Once-In-History Opportunity