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A Greater Tomorrow
A Greater Tomorrow
by Julie Rowe
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.41
18 used & new from $9.05

28 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could give more than 3 stars., July 27, 2014
This review is from: A Greater Tomorrow (Paperback)
I wish I could give it more stars than that, but I think 3 stars is a fair (and even generous) review. Julie has obviously had a profound experience that is worth sharing. Unfortunately, I have two problems with this book. First, the writing style is so redundant it completely pulls you out of any narrative. It seems every sentence begins, "I saw," "I felt," "I went". I get it is you. The constant reminder is not necessary.

Second, and saddest, there is a stunning lack of anything really novel or extraordinary. Where is the detail? It reads like someone listing Bible stories with only a synopsis of each. Sure, Isaac being in his 30's at the time of the aborted sacrifice is an interesting thought, but hardly earth shattering. I don't want to belittle the stories, but the way they are skimmed over leaves one wanting.

The pages on the calamities prior to the Second Coming are interesting, but again, so lacking in detail or any real connection it is difficult to connect with.

I would have only given 2 stars, which is rare for me, but there are some good attempts to convey gospel principles. These come off to greater and lesser degrees throughout. In that way it does somewhat redeem itself.

While many will enjoy it, this is not going to be a book you buy for friends like Visions of Glory. It just doesn't capture you in the same way.

Let me end by saying I do not question the veracity or impact of the events the author relates. I believe she is very sincere in her statements and desires. Unfortunately those good things are lost by not having a good editor help reshape her language, draw out more details, and cull some of the unnecessary dead weight. There is good to be found there, you just need to wade through a lot to get at it.
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (Ala Notable Books for Adults)
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (Ala Notable Books for Adults)
by Eric Schlosser
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.73
115 used & new from $3.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint of heart., July 25, 2014
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Don't read this if you are faint of heart. It will cause you to have more fear than you ever did before about nuclear weapons. That said it is riveting, informative and relevant, a combination rarely seen. My only hope is that the same book can be written about the Navy and Army. It is clear there is another book or two from those branches.

Enjoy it.


Sabrent USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 8 and Earlier, Surface Pro, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88772 chipset) NT-USBC
Sabrent USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN Wired Network Adapter for Macbook, Chromebook, Windows 8 and Earlier, Surface Pro, Linux, and Specific Android Tablets (ASIX AX88772 chipset) NT-USBC
Offered by Store4PC
Price: $9.99
5 used & new from $5.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great., July 25, 2014
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A little bigger than I would like, but a great addition to any ultrabook bag of tricks.


August DTA220 Digital TV Antenna - Portable Indoor/Outdoor Aerial for USB TV Tuner / Digital Television / DAB Radio - With Clip Mount and Suction Base
August DTA220 Digital TV Antenna - Portable Indoor/Outdoor Aerial for USB TV Tuner / Digital Television / DAB Radio - With Clip Mount and Suction Base

5.0 out of 5 stars It just works!, July 25, 2014
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Hey, it just works. And better than some I have at multiple times the price and size. Who says you can't have it both cheap and good?


Andget USB External DVD-RW Recorder Burner Black
Andget USB External DVD-RW Recorder Burner Black
Offered by Bingo Deal
Price: $19.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for win 8, July 25, 2014
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Bluntly, if you are running Win 8, avoid. It will read, but there are no burn drivers for it. Otherwise, you should be golden.


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3.0 out of 5 stars but for the price it is a great value., July 25, 2014
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Yes it works well. Plan on shaving the cases around the mini hdmi connector as others say. That still may make it a bit prone to falling out, but for the price it is a great value.


Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life
Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life
by Larry Miller
Edition: Paperback
45 used & new from $1.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read that goes to unexpected places., July 25, 2014
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This was a fun read that went to a lot of unexpected paces. With discussions of adultery, pornography and bar fights, I still might consider having my older kids read it as Larry teaches some hard won lessons in a way that can still bring a chuckle to you. Actually I had to stop reading it in bed because I kept shaking it when laughing and disturbing my wife.


Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days
Visions of Glory: One Man's Astonishing Account of the Last Days
by John M. Pontius
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: $10.43
71 used & new from $9.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Fact or Fiction?, July 25, 2014
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As I was waiting for this book (bought upon recommendation of someone close to me) I began researching and reading reviews. The schism in the reviews and commentaries are striking. Having read the book, I can see where almost every one of them come from, good and bad.

As the author said, some of the information is literal, and some is metaphorical. I don't presume to know which parts are which. I can say that the beginning half of the book represents much hard fought knowledge for me, and was more confirming of things I already know. Knowing that I opened up to the last half and took it for what it is, one man's vision open to a broad range of interpretations.

Here is where I come down on it: this book humanises the process by which we may proceed through the coming times of turmoil through one man's eyes. In that act of humanisation a personal understanding of what may be in store is brought closer to home. Even if taken as only the broad strokes as being truly relevant, the process of thinking that this book takes you through is worth the effort.

Scripture it is not, and do not read it as such. In fact "Spencer" has gone to great lengths to not hold himself as an authority above his station. But there is still much good there for those willing to seek it.

If all it does is give you a greater empathy for others, and less fear in what is to come, then this is a book of great value regardless of which shelf it ends up on in the store or library. Read it as a parable and get what is good from it. If you feel there is more there, then good for you. If less, then you have missed something of worth.

Please remember this is targeted at an LDS readership, though I am certain people of any faith can find value in reading it. That said, there are many phrases, concepts and imageries that may be very misunderstood without a mature LDS background. So in that regard, reader beware, but that doesn't mean avoid. Just be prepared to question things.


Pebble Texture Leather Design Horizontal Belt Clip Magnetic Closing Flap Holster Pouch Case for iPhone 5 (New 4G LTE for All Carrier) + A Bonus Black iPhone 5 Skin Cover + A Bonus Long Arch Red White Ball Point Pen
Pebble Texture Leather Design Horizontal Belt Clip Magnetic Closing Flap Holster Pouch Case for iPhone 5 (New 4G LTE for All Carrier) + A Bonus Black iPhone 5 Skin Cover + A Bonus Long Arch Red White Ball Point Pen
Offered by LONG ARCH
Price: $4.40
2 used & new from $3.76

2.0 out of 5 stars Great looking, but fatal flaws, October 25, 2013
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I like the look of this case better than most. the leather is nice and soft, the logo is small and unobtrusive. Sadly it fails for me in several ways.

If you use an Otterbox case, this may be the case for you. If you prefer your phone naked, placing it into this case is like dropping it into a well. It will literally bounce around inside the case. Despite this failing, the elastic still will wear out too fast as there isn't enough there. Any stretch is too much, and it will quickly become threadbare. Lastly, the clip is VERY poorly designed. The spring is surprisingly TOO strong, and it ends up tearing the leather around it to shreds, eventually marking your belt with scratches as you put it on and off. Try to stretch the spring as you might, you will not be able to overcome the issue.

So if you use the loops and have a bulky case, by all means consider this case. It looks nice, and the price is right. Everyone else... run.


GreatShield BLAST Series Genuine Leather Pouch Case with Belt Clip Holster for Apple iPhone 5, 5S, 5C (Black) (iPhone Only)
GreatShield BLAST Series Genuine Leather Pouch Case with Belt Clip Holster for Apple iPhone 5, 5S, 5C (Black) (iPhone Only)
Offered by GreatShield Store
Price: $11.95
6 used & new from $9.36

3.0 out of 5 stars Good if phone is naked, but clip needs work, October 25, 2013
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I must be hard on cases, as it seems I go through one every six months or so. This is a decent case, and fits well among the other cheap leather cases offered on Amazon. A few thoughts:

1. It fits the phone snugly. Enough so that the seam started to separate on one side of my case from frequently pulling the phone out. I repaired it, but shouldn't have had to. Elastic would be a good addition here.

2. The metal logo on the front is too big, and doesn't seem that well affixed.

3. The clip is only held in with contact cement. Once it starts to pull loose, it will slowly pull out from there on, and you had better start using the fixed loops or you will soon find yourself without a phone.

4. The coating on the interior starts to flake off at the hinge, showing gray.

Don't take this all as all bad. These are cheap, relatively disposable holsters, and at $11+-, it fits the phone naked better than any of the other cases I have tried, and looks decent while doing it. Would I like it to be better, sure. Except then it would cost more, and that would defeat the purpose. If you are looking for a decent, cheap, functional case for your naked 5/5s, this should work for you. If you have a bulky case on your phone, are looking to get more than 4-6 months out of the it, or are overly picky on or unable to deal with quality issues. Look on.


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