For the past few years I’ve shared my favorite reads from the previous years. Most of my reading from 2015 were books I reviewed, and there were some standouts.
Fiction Honorable Mention:
A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck
The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter
Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson
When Kings Clash by J.E. Lowder
Non Fiction Honorable Mention:
Grin with Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis
Product Honorable Mention (CD, Movie, other)
Exhale by Plumb
Let it Be Jesus by Christy Nockels
And now, my top picks.
Favorite Reviewed Product of 2015:
Favorite Non Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:
Kelly Tough by Erin Kelly
Favorite Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:
Burning Justice by Helena Smrcek
Please check out the links to find out how to purchase these. You won’t be disappointed!
For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah’s Ark. Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat. Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or “The Painful Mountain” is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot. With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.
Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat’s desolate summit. There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question: did Noah and his Ark actually exist?
Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation.
Runtime: 116 minutes
Release Date (ONE NIGHT ONLY): October 8
If you’ve read Wild at Heart/Captivating, you know that one of the core parts of our being is a quest. We long for adventure. And Finding Noah is the ultimate quest that does not disappoint.
I wasn’t sure how I’d fare. I love history, but I didn’t know if I was ready for any Biblical/archaeological expedition. I thought it might be too “smart” for me, as intrigued as I’d be. And, I confess, I’m a bit hesitant thanks to Geraldo Rivera. I stayed up way too late on that failed quest to find treasure in Al Capone’s vault decades ago.
Finding Noah is no Geraldo Rivera special. Narrated by Academy Award winning Gary Sinise, viewers are invited to vicariously scale Ararat Mountain in the harshest of conditions as they search for Noah’s Ark. There is so much to like here. The team is friendly and so passionate. You are rooting for them to find the pitch-like material that would designate the ark. The scenery is breathtaking. Whatever video equipment they used was so good that even on my laptop NOT on fullscreen I was holding my breath and feeling dizzy as they showed the heights. The sound of freezing rain pelting the tents made me wince as if I were right there, too. I was caught up in this journey and went through the mountains and valleys with the team.
. It is so much more than a movie, it’s an experience.
Don’t miss out.