- Paperback: 598 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478153520
- ISBN-13: 978-1478153528
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,205,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I would reccommend this book to all parents with pre teenagers and teenagers in the home.
A Novel by Ed Van Woudenberg
(Brief Review by The Happy Hiker)
The reviewer has known Ed and Audrey for a long time already and as time goes on our respect for Ed and his beloved Audrey has only grown. We are members of the same congregation and have always admired them for their love of their fellow Christians and yes, also those that are not serving Christ and have been placed on our way to witness to.
So when I heard that Ed had just completed and published a book named Worth a Talk of 523 printed pages without even counting the question section in the back of the book, I was curious enough to order a signed copy of the book right away.
The story starts in a small fictional community called Orca Cove and moves on to the neighboring larger make-believe town of Keston. This reviewer can't remember ever finishing reading an entire book simply because he started it if he did not find that the plot and the story were worth the effort of completing the exercise.
There was never any question about this book; I never even considered putting it away. I always wanted to read what was next. I finished reading it within five days of having started it. The list of characters proved very helpful. Ed was hoping that this novel would show teenagers that life is full of choices and that it takes only one small mistake to get tricked into an entire lifetime of bad choices. As long as they pick it up and read it they will get the point Ed.
And yes, Ed about giving guidance to those that mentor them. There is plenty in this book to do just that but just how do we get all of them to read this book and especially those who have no idea just how the other half of the world is living? Yes especially they can learn from this book, whether their children attend a private or a public school the dangerous world is out there!
At times when I was reading this book I questioned whether this book was not too idealistic because everything turns out right in this book for those who obey God's Word and learn from Jesus that he loved "sinners" and did not mind associating with them? This world looks almost too perfect but I get your point that the book is mainly about teaching teenagers to make good choices.
Ed, I sincerely hope that Worth a Talk will get a good reception and most of all that it may serve its purpose to the glory of our Lord and Savior.
The Happy Hiker