Friday, January 24, 2014


Here’s a book you do not want to judge by its cover. (Seriously, Zondervan, what were you thinking?) Loveology: God, love, marriage, sex and the never-ending story of male and female by John Mark Comer is good stuff. Very good.

Since the beginning when God created man and woman and proclaimed their union as good, the devil set out to distort man’s understanding of love and sex. Culture has played its part in idolizing the concept of love—so much so that even Christians can become confused about this topic. Hollywood’s lies, which deny the negative consequences that arise when love is distorted and sex used outside of God’s original design, have destroyed lies. Loveology debunks the myths and sets it straight.

Using Scripture, statistics and modern-day illustrations, Comer showcases God’s intent in the man-woman relationship and shows why it makes sense. Since God is love, He knows best how it works. Loveology expounds this truth and provides pragmatic, biblical teaching in which no love-related topic is taboo, including pre-marital sex, masturbation, homosexuality, dating, marriage, divorce…

Read my full review of Loveology in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner. And in Assist News.  

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © January 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Captive Maiden, teen fiction

The Captive Maiden: Happily Ever After …Or Happily Nevermore? by Melanie Dickerson, published by Zondervan is an action-packed romantic teen fiction – a retake of the Cinderella story with another twist – a good story (unfortunately weakened by poor editing).

Gisela, an orphan, is the victim of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters who use her as a maid and treat her cruelly. Gisela dreams of her “prince” and sneaks out to tournament where Valten, the duke’s son, will choose a queen of love and beauty to invite to the ball. Gisela’s beauty does not go unnoticed but the forces of evil personified in her stepmother plot not only to destroy Gisela’s chances with Valten but also to destroy her life.

Gisela soon finds herself prisoner to Valten’s worst enemy, Reuxler. And although Valten sets out to rescue her, the situation goes from bad to worse. Mentions of God, prayer, and salvation are creatively woven into the story and boosted by the presence of a delightful traveling evangelist.

Read my full review of The Captive Maiden in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner
And look for it in Assist News Services

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © January 2014