These are two of my favorite things I received for Christmas. Thought I would give a review of them in case you were interested. The CD is wonderful! Chris Tomlin wrote or co-wrote all the songs. As always, the songs are directed towards God and are full of praise and worship. His heart is to exalt the greatness of God...and this CD does just that!
Now, the book. Hmmm......how do I say this? Well, I still love Jan Karon, but this was not ( Sara and Kim agree with me!) one of her best. It is set in Ireland and there is a lot of Irish dialect to read and decipher. Also, lots of characters to keep straight and long excerpts from an old Irish journal that Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, are reading. At times, I felt like I was trudging through the rocky landscape of Ireland that she describes in the book. However, as in all of JK's books, Christ was exalted and He used Father Tim to demonstrate His love to the unlovely. The ending was good.....it just took a long time to get there! :-) I'm glad I read it, because if there is another "Father Tim" book, she will refer to events or people in this one and it is more meaningful if you have been there with the characters. On the book jacket, the author says, "of all the novels I have written, this is my favorite." It would be interesting to know why. So? In my opinion.... buy the CD......borrow the book! ha! ha!
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