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Jeff Noble

I'm a graphic designer turned pastor (or vice versa) living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Fantasy footballer, husband, dad, tech geek, blogger (www.journeyguy.com) and author.

Currently reading

Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life
John Piper
Practicing His Presence (The Library of Spiritual Classics, Volume 1)
'Frank Laubach', 'Brother Lawrence'
Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations (Vintage)
Martin Goodman
Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants
Peter J. Gentry, Stephen J. Wellum
Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History: Complete and Unabridged
C. F. Cruse, C.F. Cruse, Eusebius


Messenger - Lois Lowry

The Giver was a powerfully intriguing book that hinted at humanity's past that was never revealed through the next two books. Gathering Blue seemed to be just filler that I hoped set the stage for a great conclusion in Messenger. I found Messenger, however, to be completely unsatisfying, with plot twists that just didn't fit the overall storyline. The whole evil Forest thing was just too much. It's like Lowry lost her own way in the woods of this tale and couldn't decide what the world of the Giver, Jonas/Leader, Kira and Matty was at its core. Was it magical or naturalistic? Messenger pulled the story decidedly to the former. 

In all, what began for me as intriguing concluded with just silly.