Tuesday, December 08, 2009


This month the Christian Fiction Review Blog is touring a book that is for the young and the young at heart. THE CAT THAT MADE NOTHING SOMETHING AGAIN, by James Maxon is a delightful tale, full of both imagination and imagery that is sure to grab that little one's attention. Think of this story as a gift, a Christmas gift if you will. As you unwrap it you find there is more to it than just pretty paper and ribbon. I can't tell you too much about it or it will spoil it for you, but I will give you some of the high points.

The story begins with a cat, a cat without a name, noticing how life has changed since the evil sponges came and took all the water out of the town. At first it doesn't bother him, but the monotony of things finally drives him to take action. He sets out on a bold journey to find these sponges and have the water returned to the town. At least then things wouldn't be so dull and boring. Along the way he meets some individuals that make him take a closer look at himself. In the end the cat is not the same cat that started out, although his mission is still the same.

For those of you who are looking for something spiritual, you won't be passed by. Although much of the spiritual lessons are cleverly woven into the story plot, the lessons are there just the same. For that reason adults can read this book and be satisfied. With name changes, heart changes, castles, kingdoms, evil sponges, talking creatures you and your young ones will be sure to enjoy THE CAT THAT MADE NOTHING SOMETHING AGAIN. There is humor, sadness, friendships, even some odd battles that make up one of the most enjoyable fairytale like stories I've read in a long time. Parents and adults, keep your eyes on the little things in the story. It's not long at all and can probably be read in a single sitting, but you can stretch it out if your young ones get antsy. The pace is nearly perfect. James Maxon has written something that children will treasure for years to come.

Be sure to visit his site HERE

Although James seems to have links all over the place I could only find the following links to online sales sites:


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Tangerine by Marilynn Griffith

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Tangerine (Revell, January 2007) by Marilynn Griffith (fellow CFBA member, blogger, writer, and mother of *GULP* seven!)


Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Her novels include Made of Honor (Steeple Hill, Jan. 2006), Pink (Revell, Feb. 2006), Jade (Revell, June 2006), and If the Shoe Fits (Revell, 2007). Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email: marilynngriffith@gmail.com.


Tangerine is the third book in the Shades of Style Novels.

Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?

The book link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0800730429

Marilynn's website link: http://marilynngriffith.typepad.com/rhythmsofgrace/

THE 3RD COVENANT - a Comparison

The following table shows where THE 3RD COVENANT stands against 7 top authors and 14 other books.



Times out

times per month

Judge and Jury

Cold Moon

Death Dance

Promise Me

The 3rd Covenant

The Camel Club

Violet Dawn

3rd Degree

The Collectors

Web of Lies

The 12th Card

Words of Silk

Above and Beyond


No Second Chance

James Patterson

Jeffery Deaver

Linda Fairstein

Harlan Coben

David Brollier

David Baldacci

Brandilyn Collins

James Patterson

David Baldacci

Brandilyn Collins

Jeffery Deaver

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown

Linda Fairstein

Harlan Coben


CHO 17

CHO 17

CHO 16

CHO 11

CHO 21


CHO 34



CHO 17

CHO 29

CHO 30

CHO 19

CHO 31