Saturday, September 24, 2016

TV Adaptation Announced: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

I just finished reading Ben H. Winter's World of Trouble, third book of The Last Policeman series, only to find out the series is being turned into a TV show! Briefly, the gist of the series is that despite the imminent threat of an asteroid heading toward Earth, detective Hank Palace is determined to retain his identity as a law enforcement official, continuing to solve cases that no one else can be bothered to think about with the end of the world so near. Here's a trailer from the book:

I haven't found any info about when to expect the pilot to air, but I'm looking forward to seeing it.

The Last Policeman: Existentialist Sci-Fi Comes to TV

NBC Nabs ‘The Last Policeman’ Sci-Fi Cop Drama From Ben H. Winters & Neal Moritz

In case you missed it, here are my reviews of the first two books of the series:

The Last Policeman
Countdown City

Friday, September 16, 2016

"Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal"

 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
PSALM 91:4 

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal is a hardcover journal that opens flat to easily color and write on both sides without having to worry about pictures in the crease. Each two page spread has its own topic with related pictures to color, a journaling activity, and sometimes a prayer and Bible verse.

The prayers were well written and connected well to the Bible verses. Coloring each spread gave me time to reflect on the theme and think about what I might want to write in reflection. The amount of coloring on the pages varies quite a bit, so it's nice for when you want a quick devotion time or a more detailed coloring experience.

I wish that there was a table of contents listing the topics since each page is titled. It would help if you were looking for some specific comfort. Personally, I chose to jump around to pages that I wanted to color as a way to select what to do next. 

The overall message is positive and encouraging. I found doing the activities both relaxing and reinvigorating. It's a well put together book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new type of devotion to try out.

 FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.