June Book of the Month

When Heaven Weeps, by Ted Dekker

Vote for your June Book of the Month!

Poll ended at Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:30 pm

Fahrenheit 451
3
14%
The Great Train Robbery
2
10%
When Heaven Weeps
10
48%
Hinds Feet on High Places
2
10%
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
4
19%
 
Total votes : 21

Postby LizzieG » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:04 am

I would like to second what Taq said, and thank everyone who nominated books! Great suggestions - and while I'm complimenting everyone, nice job on the book reviews so far! :D
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Postby Follower of Christ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:34 am

I was wondering, can we vote for our own nominations or should we vote for someone else?
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Postby LizzieG » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:18 pm

Vote for whichever one you want to win! :D
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Postby Ben Linus » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:01 pm

Yey! When Heaven Weeps! Amazing book--although Sinner is probably my favorite between the two ;) I should nominate Showdown next month, just because it's amazing beyond compare. *Sigh*
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Postby Iron and Light » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:38 pm

Ben Linus wrote:Yey! When Heaven Weeps! Amazing book--although Sinner is probably my favorite between the two ;) I should nominate Showdown next month, just because it's amazing beyond compare. *Sigh*


I voted When Heaven Weeps, too. I'll probably nominate Sinner again next time. Hopefully I'll get in before the deadline then xD.
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Postby Ruthie » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:47 pm

I voted for "When Heaven Weeps", I read it about a year ago- and absolutely loved it.
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Postby JesusFreak777 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:54 am

YAHOO!!! My book won!!! :D:D:D:D:D

It really is a great book and I hope you all enjoy it! :D

Again a warning though for younger readers. Some of the content is mature. The gal character is a prostitute and a drug user. There is NO language or sex or anything in the book, but it does get intense at times. I just want to make sure I warn younger readers ahead of time.

and yes it is a VERY OVERTLY Christian book, though not in an obnoxious way, so no worries there. Remember: It's a remake of a Bible story in a way you prolly wont recognize. :)

Finally don't read it if you don't want your faith to be challenged. ;)
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Postby Ben Linus » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:10 pm

Yey! Ted Dekker forever! (Did you guys know he's comming out with a forth book in the Circle Trilogy--Green. Ah! I can't wait!)
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Postby Catspaw » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:54 pm

I'm sure that the other books on the list are good as well, but I voted for "When Heaven Weeps." :D It's been years since I've read it, but it was one of the first Ted Dekker books I read, and it was very powerful. It's long past the time for me to re-read it, and this will definitely provide good motivation for all of us to read or re-read this great book. :) Thanks for recommending it, Sarah! \:D/
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Postby Termite » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:46 pm

Ben Linus wrote:Yey! Ted Dekker forever! (Did you guys know he's comming out with a forth book in the Circle Trilogy--Green. Ah! I can't wait!)


And two more to the Lost Books... Lunatic; Elyon. That way, the titles spell "CIRCLE"

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I've been wanting to get the Martyr's Song series from the lirbrary... And since it got such a good review, I guess I'll look into that further.
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Postby Taq » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:26 pm

Congratulations, JesusFreak777! Ted Dekker really ran away with the win here. I look forward to reading When Heaven Weeps, which I just ordered online. My local public library has some Ted Dekker books, but not this one.
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Postby LizzieG » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:54 pm

Congratulations, When Heaven Weeps! ...and JesusFreak777. ;) I'm looking forward to reading that book; I haven't read any of that trilogy, but I'm rather partial to the "old Dekker" style.

Just a reminder that you can count that book's pages as double in your log! \:D/

Also, an important note: there will be no repeat authors accepted as Book of the Month candidates. Which means... this is Ted Dekker's only time in the sun. ;)

*updates first post*
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Postby Ben Linus » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:06 am

LizzieG wrote:
Also, an important note: there will be no repeat authors accepted as Book of the Month candidates. Which means... this is Ted Dekker's only time in the sun. ;)


Noooo! :mad: This can't be!
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Postby Fang-wa » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:01 pm

Duck Ninja wrote:
Ben Linus wrote:Yey! Ted Dekker forever! (Did you guys know he's comming out with a forth book in the Circle Trilogy--Green. Ah! I can't wait!)


And two more to the Lost Books... Lunatic; Elyon. That way, the titles spell "CIRCLE"

Chosen
Infidel
Renegade
Chaos
Lunatic
Elyon.

I've been wanting to get the Martyr's Song series from the lirbrary... And since it got such a good review, I guess I'll look into that further.


Woah, I never noticed that. :D \:D/
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Postby Follower of Christ » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:35 pm

Congratulations JesusFreak777! I look forward to reading this book; it sounds like it will be great! I will have to check around to see where I can get hold of it.
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Postby Fang-wa » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:54 pm

LizzieG wrote:Congratulations, When Heaven Weeps! ...and JesusFreak777. ;) I'm looking forward to reading that book; I haven't read any of that trilogy, but I'm rather partial to the "old Dekker" style.

Just a reminder that you can count that book's pages as double in your log! \:D/

Also, an important note: there will be no repeat authors accepted as Book of the Month candidates. Which means... this is Ted Dekker's only time in the sun. ;)

*updates first post*


Are there any other authors that can't run again? Or just Dekker, since he won?
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Postby LizzieG » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:45 pm

Invisible Ninja wrote:
LizzieG wrote:Congratulations, When Heaven Weeps! ...and JesusFreak777. ;) I'm looking forward to reading that book; I haven't read any of that trilogy, but I'm rather partial to the "old Dekker" style.

Just a reminder that you can count that book's pages as double in your log! \:D/

Also, an important note: there will be no repeat authors accepted as Book of the Month candidates. Which means... this is Ted Dekker's only time in the sun. ;)

*updates first post*


Are there any other authors that can't run again? Or just Dekker, since he won?

Nope, just Dekker. :yes:
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Postby Ben Linus » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:33 am

LizzieG wrote:
Invisible Ninja wrote:
LizzieG wrote:Congratulations, When Heaven Weeps! ...and JesusFreak777. ;) I'm looking forward to reading that book; I haven't read any of that trilogy, but I'm rather partial to the "old Dekker" style.

Just a reminder that you can count that book's pages as double in your log! \:D/

Also, an important note: there will be no repeat authors accepted as Book of the Month candidates. Which means... this is Ted Dekker's only time in the sun. ;)

*updates first post*


Are there any other authors that can't run again? Or just Dekker, since he won?

Nope, just Dekker. :yes:


I think you're just pickin' on him. ;)
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Postby Taq » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:46 am

Ben Linus wrote:I think you're just pickin' on him. ;)

Oh, we are picking on him. His books are so wildly popular around here that we wanted to give other authors a chance.
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Postby Fang-wa » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:49 pm

Taq wrote:
Ben Linus wrote:I think you're just pickin' on him. ;)

Oh, we are picking on him. His books are so wildly popular around here that we wanted to give other authors a chance.


How kind of you. :D
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