Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Should I write this review here?

I really had to think long and hard and pray about writing the review for this book.  I hate to compare the two but as I thought about writing about Sarah Palin it reminded me about when I wrote about Kate Gosselin. 
I decided that I would write this review here as opposed on either of my other blogs because I think you guys will appreciate my opinion and you'll be gentle with me.
Let me be up front.  I admire Sarah Palin and Kate Gosselin.  You may wonder why I struggled with the review. 

Well I don't get into politics.  I try not to get into 'religion'. 

But honestly when I was offered this book by the publisher I jumped on the opportunity.  I received it a couple of weeks latter and I read it in a matter of only a couple of hours!  As you've probably guessed I enjoyed it.  Actually I really enjoyed it. 
And before I go further the only reason I agreed to read it is because I wanted to learn more about Sarah Palin.  I am not a fan of biographies.  But after reading Stephen Mansfield and David A. Hollands work I am a new fan.  I would be glad to read any of their other works.
I think I can say with much faith that this book is honest and up front.  I was surprised that the authors seemed to have such free rein in interviewing family and friends.
The book begins with background about Sarah's parents and how they ended up in Alaska.  And why they stayed in Alaska.  There is much detail about their faith and their journeys.   And it continues with Sarah's upbringing and her own personal faith journey. 
The second part of the book is about her political career. 
The book is well written and I enjoyed reading it. 
During and after reading this book and understanding more about Sarah Palin's faith.  And reading about how bold she is about it; it actually left me feeling how shallow I am.  It made me realize that I as an ordinary citizen need to follow her example and stand up for what I believe in. 

This book was offered to me for review by Anna Silva at Strang Communications. 
Here's the info. the publisher provides about the book.
Product Description
You know her as small-town mayor, governor of a sparsely populated state, vice-presidential nominee, and best-selling author. But what about the faith that's shaped Palin's life and worldview? Here Mansfield reveals the principles that influence her personal politics and what their implications hold for the Republican Party and the nation as a whole. 256 pages, hardcover from Charisma.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: FrontLinePublication Date: 2010
ISBN: 1616381647ISBN-13: 9781616381646
Availability: In Stock

This book may be purchased directly from the publisher or at Amazon

My Rating: 5 stars.
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