Monday, September 29, 2008

"John 3:16" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

John 3:16

Tyndale House Publishers (September 9, 2008)


Nancy Moser


Nancy Moser is the author of three inspirational humor books and eighteen novels, including Solemnly Swear, Time Lottery, a Christy Award winner, and her latest historical, Washington's Lady.

Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She gives Said So Sister Seminars around the country, helping women identify their gifts as they celebrate their sisterhood. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included.

Find out more at Nancy and Sister


Five people looking for a reason to keep living are about to find it in the last place they expect... In my usual "big cast" style comes a story of what happens when one man puts his faith on the line and holds up a John 3:16 sign at a sporting event. Roman Paulson's life revolves around his son, Billy, a University of Nebraska football hero with a promising life ahead of him. But when Billy's coach encroaches on Roman's relationship with his son, Roman fears he'll lose Billy forever. Roman isn't the only one whose world turns upside down. He's one of five unsuspecting people whose lives intersect on a bright fall day.

If you would like to read the first chapter of John 3:16, go HERE


I was drawn to this book just by the cover and the idea of an ensemble cast in the book. So I didn't read the back of the book before starting it and imagine my surprise when the book not only takes place in Lincoln, Nebraska with an emphasis on UNL (Go Huskers!), but one of the characters is the UNL concessions organizer and Runzas are mentioned mutiple times! To top that off, Mom and I had lunch with Nancy Moser at ACFW and didn't put that together so Nancy knows what Runzas are and Mom owns 4 of them... I thought that was funny.

Anyway, this is an amazing book - an eye-opener. A "can one person really make an impact" kind of book. Nancy lets us follow 5 different main characters (at least) as we see their lives and how they start intertwining. There are twists and turns and even some - oh my gosh! moments. I don't want to say anything that would spoil this wonderful book for any of you... I would like to say that if you only read 3 books between now and Christmas (don't forget to check out my reading challenge here) then make this book one of those 3 - you will thank me!

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