Thursday, October 31, 2013


This is a bunch of facts about the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy.
And i find it quite fascinating how it all worked together.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."

Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the "kicker":

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.


Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse...

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Chestnut King(book)

 This is the third book in the trilogy of the 100 cupboards.
It is amazingly written, and has a great ending.
The book goes like this:

In The Chestnut King, Henry's Aunt Dotty, Uncle Frank and cousins from Kansas now live in Badon Hill, as well. Nimiane continues to stalk Henry. She wants his blood, as it will increase her power. The scar she previously inflicted on his face continues to grow and rot. Henry's father, Mordecai, fears the wound will kill Henry unless they can destroy the undying witch-queen soon.
Soldiers sent by the emperor of this world demand that Mordecai come with them across the sea. The emperor wants Mordecai to answer to charges that his family helped free Nimiane. Mordecai is more concerned about destroying the witch-queen and saving his son than his defense. He says he will respond to the emperor once he has completed his mission. He leaves for Endor, where Nimiane resides.
In response to Mordecai's disobedience to the emperor, the soldiers capture his family, including Uncle Frank, Henry's mom and his cousins. Then they set fire to the family's house, leaving Henry's cousin Henrietta and grandmother inside. Henry helps his grandmother and Henrietta escape through a cupboard portal that takes them back to Kansas. There, they enlist the help of Henry's baseball buddy, Zeke. Leaving Henry's grandmother with Zeke's mom, the three children travel through the cupboard leading to Endor.
The kids find themselves in a crypt with Nimiane's relative, a shape-shifting creature called Nimroth (or Blackstar). Nimiane has 10 henchmen, whom she controls with her mind. They're called fingerlings because they have fingers attached to the back of their heads. Coradin, the lead fingerling, follows Henry on his journeys through various worlds. Coradin and the fingerlings pursue the children through the underground tombs of Endor until Henry helps Zeke and Henrietta return to the attic in Kansas. Henry returns to Endor, finds his father and Uncle Caleb, gathers old manuscripts that may help them find the witch-queen's secrets and transports the papers back to Kansas.
Back in Badon Hill, Fat Frank — an incompetent fairy who has actually been stripped of his fairyhood — rescues three of the children in Henry's family. A group of fairies locates Frank and takes him and the children to the Chestnut King so Frank can answer for his un-fairylike conduct. Meanwhile, Uncle Frank and the other captured family members find themselves on a rough and unpleasant sea voyage.
Henry finds entry into the fairy world, where he seeks the help of the Chestnut King. The king makes a bargain with him: He will help Henry save his family and vanquish the witch-queen if Henry will take over as Chestnut King. Feeling cornered, Henry agrees. Henry is reunited with the family members that were with Fat Frank. Coradin and the witch-queen's other henchmen capture Uncle Frank's group, forcing Henry to confront Nimiane in her throne room. Henry disables the witch-queen just before she would have destroyed Henry and his loved ones. Instead of becoming the king himself, Henry makes Fat Frank the new Chestnut King.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Update on Writers

Hello everyone,
This is Josiah Wolfe. I am just notifying you that we will have a new writer for the blog. His name is Matthew Orr. He is writing a review on the movie National Treasure. So watch out for his review!

Prince Caspian (book)

Prince Caspian is the second book written in the Narnia series. It is written by C.S. Lewis. Later he  wrote a prequel to all the books called The Magician's Nephew. This book is a sequel to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Prince Caspian has a two movie's based on it. I am not writing the review on the movie, but I will say that the newer movie follows the book fairly well. Though if you do watch the movie watch out for some teenage romance.

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are at school when a sharp wind swept through the building. They are sucked in to Narnia for the second time. Though in Narnia hundreds of years had passed but in London a few years had. The children find the ruins of the kingdom they were once kings and queens of. They find a young prince who has escaped from his kingdom. Why has the prince escaped? Why were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy transported into Narnia? Read this epic classic tale to find out.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gregor the Overlander (book)

Gregor the Overlander is Suzanne Collins first novel. She was inspired to write this book when she wondered what city kids thought of Alice in Wonderland. When you live in the city there is more of chance of you falling down a manhole than a rabbit hole. Even if you did you won't find a tea party.

Suzanne Collins later wrote The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay bestselling novels.

WARNING FOR CHRISTIAN READERS: There is mention of a neighbor who practices astrology. There is mild teenage romance in the last book in the series.

I recommend it for people over ten years of age.

This is what it is about......When eleven year old Gregor follows his two year old sister through a grate in their apartment's laundry room in New York, he falls into the dark Underland beneath New York city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, cockroaches, bats, and the evil rats-but the fragile peace is falling apart.

 Gregor wants no part in the conflict between these creepy creatures. He just wants to get back home to his mother. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy foretells a role in the Underland that seems to be his he decided this is the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Little does he know his quest will change his and the Underland's fate forever.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dandelion Fire(book)

 Dandelion Fire is the second book in N.D.Wilson's trilogy of 100 cupboards.
It is very well written and is very exiting, and will keep you focused on the book till you are done.

Here is the review.dandelion-fire-wilson-100-cupboards

Henry York lives with his Uncle Frank, Aunt Dotty and cousins Anastasia, Henrietta and Penelope in Henry, Kan., until his adoptive, travel-writer parents are rescued from Colombia. They are getting a divorce and intend to send Henry to a new boarding school. Henry's only chance for a better life is through finding the land of his birth — a world on the other side of one of 98 magical cupboards.
Henrietta has hidden the keys to her deceased grandfather's bedroom with its large cupboard that allows them to travel to the different worlds (that are behind the cupboards in Henry's room). As she and Henry dig for the keys in the yard, Henry touches a strange dandelion and is thrown backward. His resulting injuries and blindness are so severe that the family thinks he's been struck by lightning. Henry refuses to let the setback keep him from finding his true home. Henrietta tries to follow Henry through the portal, but they end up in separate cupboard worlds.
An evil man named Darius captures Henry. Darius recognizes Henry as a seventh son of a pauper, who is supposed to have great power. Darius, too, is a seventh son. He believes that their collective strength could be spectacular. He prepares a ritual to cut Henry open and put his (Darius') blood into the boy's veins. Henry escapes, but only after he's endured great pain and received physical scars. Darius finds Nimiane, the powerful and immortal witch-queen of a cupboard land called Endor. (Henry inadvertently released her from bondage in book one). Darius willingly becomes her slave so he can share in her power.
Henrietta finds herself in a land called FitzFaeren. The would-be queen, whose coronation was ruined long ago by Grandfather's misdeeds, captures her. Henrietta escapes and finds Eli, a man who helped Grandfather. A man named Caleb captures Henrietta and Eli.
Back in Kansas, Uncle Frank tries to rescue Henry and Henrietta from the cupboards. His efforts fail since can't enter Grandfather's magically-sealed bedroom. Darius bursts through the portal into the family's home. He sends the house reeling into a world with nothing but grassland before escaping back through the cupboards. With the room's magic disrupted, Uncle Frank and the family climb through Grandfather's portal in search of the others and a way back to Kansas.
Henry returns to the house in Kansas and finds a note from the family saying where they've gone. He discovers that Kansas is still there; it's actually just outside the back door. He contemplates going out and returning to his adoptive parents, but he realizes it isn't the life he wants. He re-enters the portal to find the others.
A faerie named Frank, not to be confused with his Uncle Frank, recognizes Henry as the son of a hero named Mordecai. Frank tries to help Henry, but enemy faeries put the boy on trial and decide to kill him. Frank helps Henry escape. He takes him to Caleb, where Henry is reunited with Henrietta and the rest of his Kansas family. He learns that Uncle Frank is Caleb's brother. (Uncle Frank, like Henry, was not born in Kansas but arrived from the cupboards.)
Henry meets his mother and grandmother and learns that their city is under siege. A christening ceremony for Henry takes place. This provides enough magic to free his true father, Mordecai, from a spell that had him trapped for years. The reunion is cut short as the brothers Frank, Caleb and Mordecai return to battle. They know Nimiane and Darius are near. Henry and Henrietta return to Kansas and locate a magic arrow, one of the talismans Grandfather stole. They bring it back to FitzFaeren, and Caleb uses it to destroy Darius. Henry stays with his newfound family in FitzFaeren, and they share frequent visits with Uncle Frank's family by way of the cupboards.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Voice of God(Poem)

this is a poem that i find very true, and very wonderfully written.
The Voice Of God

When we hear the voice of God
Speaking to our hearts,
Do we obey and follow Him
Or are we slow to start?

For when the Lord speaks to us,
We need to heed the call
And do the things He wants us to,
Giving to Him our all

I know at times it can be hard
To know the Father's will,
We need to listen to His voice,
For He speaks when all is still

Many times we fret so much
And rush so much about,
We then find all our busy-ness
May cloud our Saviour out

So this is why we take some time
To be still before the Lord,
So He can speak into our lives
And show us so much more.
© By M.S.Lowndes

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (book)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a classic fantasy. It involves four young children (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) that walk through a mysterious wardrobe that takes them to a new world, Narnia. The children find they are Kings and queens and have to defeat the Witch of Narnia.

This was written by C.S. Lewis a fictional and theological writer. He has written The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, Out of the Silent Planet and more. Other books in this series are The Magicians Nephew, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle.

For the trailer for the movie based on this book click here.

This is the second book in this series. 

Friday, October 18, 2013


Hello everyone this is Josiah Wolfe. I am just putting out a reminder for the book giveaway. We are giving away the book Martin Rattler by R.M. Ballentyne. This is a good time to be able to read something new this year! Here are the steps you must perform to enter:

1. Leave a comment showing two or more books or movie you would appreciate us writing about.
2. Along with your comment put your e-mail address so we can notify you if needed.
3. Follow our blog if you have not already.
4. Put a link to our blog on one of your blogs, websites, etc.
5. With your comment put the address to the website you put our blog link on from #4.

Additionally you can NOT enter if you do not live in the USA.
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Thank you for reading,
Josiah Wolfe

Dragon's Tooth (book)

Dragon's Tooth is a fantasy novel written by N.D. Wilson. He wrote the 100 Cupboards series. He also wrote Notes on the Tilt-a-whirl a theology book. The link to the review we wrote on the 100 Cupboards (the first book in the 100 Cupboards series) is here.

"Have you ever seen a lightning bug?"
The old man held out a small glass cube. Frozen still in the center was a big black beetle. Cyrus closed his fingers around the glass.
"Careful she's hot," the old man said.
Electricity shot up through Cyrus's arm. He staggered backward and swung his arm down. Glass shattered on the ground as the lightning bug leaped free. With a pop and a crackle, it launched, blue electric arcs trailing from it's wings.

Warning for Christian Readers: There is mild language in the book. Also there is a few times they mention a He likes Her kind of thing.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

John Newton

John Newton.

Newton was nurtured by a Christian mother who taught him the Bible at an early age, but he was raised in his father's image after she died of tuberculosis when Newton was 7. At age 11, Newton went on his first of six sea-voyages with the merchant navy captain.
Newton lost his first job, in a merchant's office, because of "unsettled behavior and impatience of restraint"—a pattern that would persist for years. He spent his later teen years at sea before he was press-ganged aboard the H.M.S. Harwich in 1744. Newton rebelled against the discipline of the Royal Navy and deserted. He was caught, put in irons, and flogged. He eventually convinced his superiors to discharge him to a slaver ship. Espousing freethinking principles, he remained arrogant and insubordinate, and he lived with moral abandon: "I sinned with a high hand," he later wrote, "and I made it my study to tempt and seduce others."
He took up employment with a slave-trader named Clow, who owned a plantation of lemon trees on an island off of west Africa. But he was treated cruelly by Clow and the slaver's African mistress; soon Newton's clothes turned to rags, and Newton was forced to beg for food to allay his hunger.
The sluggish sailor was  transferred to the service of the captain of the Greyhound, a Liverpool ship, in 1747, and on its homeward journey, the ship was overtaken by an enormous storm. Newton had been reading Thomas a Kempis's The Imitation of Christ, and was struck by a line about the "uncertain continuance of life." He also recalled the passage in Proverbs, "Because I have called and ye have refused, … I also will laugh at your calamity." He converted during the storm, though he admitted later, "I cannot consider myself to have been a believer, in the full sense of the word."
Newton then served as a mate and then as captain of a number of slave ships, hoping as a Christian to restrain the worst excesses of the slave trade, "promoting the life of God in the soul" of both his crew and his African cargo.

Amazing hymnal

After leaving the sea for an office job in 1755, Newton held Bible studies in his Liverpool home. Influenced by both the Wesleys and George Whitefield, he adopted mild Calvinist views and became increasingly disgusted with the slave trade and his role in it. He quit, was ordained into the Anglican ministry, and in 1764 took a parish in Olney in Buckinghamshire.
Three years after Newton arrived, poet William Cowper moved to Olney. Cowper, a skilled poet who experienced bouts of depression, became a lay helper in the small congregation.
In 1769, Newton began a Thursday evening prayer service. For almost every week's service, he wrote a hymn to be sung to a familiar tune. Newton challenged Cowper also to write hymns for these meetings, which he did until falling seriously ill in 1773. Newton later combined 280 of his own hymns with 68 of Cowper's in what was to become the popular Olney Hymns. Among the well-known hymns in it are "Amazing Grace," "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken," "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds," "O for a Closer Walk with God," and "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood."
In 1787 Newton wrote Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade to help William Wilberforce's campaign to end the practice—"a business at which my heart now shudders," he wrote. Recollection of that chapter in his life never left him, and in his old age, when it was suggested that the increasingly feeble Newton retire, he replied, "I cannot stop. What? Shall the old African blasphemer stop while he can speak?"
John Newton died on 21st December 1807 and was buried by the side of his wife in St Mary Woolchurch on 31st December; both bodies were reinterred at Olney in 1893.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Martin rattler (book).

Martin Rattler is the story of a mischievous young boy with a good heart. By mistake, he winds up on the ship Firefly with his friend Barney O’Flannagan, headed to the South Seas. Escaping pirates and surviving a shipwreck, the two explore South America in one frolicking adventure after another.

A thoroughly delightful read, you will follow the young adventurers as they canoe down the Amazon, narrowly escape an alligator, eat an anaconda and turtle’s eggs, are captured by Indians, and then are separated. Martin escapes by jumping over a cliff and tries to make his way home. He meets some men who take him to a diamond mine where he gets a job working under a man named Baron Fagoni. But what happened to his friend Barney O’Flannagan?

About this author

R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.


100 Cupboards (book)

The 100 Cupboards is a novel written by Nathan D. Wilson. Wilson is a theology teacher, and he wrote Notes From the Tilt-a-whirl. He got the idea for this book when as a kid. His house burned down, so he had to stay with his grandparents. He slept in their attic which had many cupboards on the walls. He would pretend they were portals to other worlds.

This book is about eleven year old Henry York. He lives with his aunt and uncle. The story is about him finding mysterious cupboards on his wall. Throughout the book he explores the cupboards which lead to unknown places. He also may explore the cupboard of witches and evil where only death can survive.

Other books in the series are Dandelion Fire and The Chestnut King.

For the book trailer click here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Alert! Free Book Giveaway

Hello everyone,
This is Josiah Wolfe and Elliot Hellwig. We have decided to do a free book giveaway. We have decided to give away the book Martin Rattler by R.M. Ballantyne these are the steps you must perform to enter:

1. Leave a comment showing two or more books or movie you would appreciate us writing about.
2. Along with your comment put your e-mail address so we can notify you if needed.
3. Follow our blog if you have not already.
4. Put a link to our blog on one of your blogs, websites, etc.
5. With your comment put the address to the website you put our blog link on from #4.
Additionally you are NOT eligible to enter if you do not live in the United States. We will be doing something like this every six months. Upcoming books for giveaway are listed below.

April 2014- The Coral Island
October 2014- 100 Cupboards

Thank you for your support!

Josiah Wolfe and Elliot

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sink the Bismarck (book)

 This is a true story retold in book form by, C.S. Forester

In 1941 Captain Jonathan Shepard takes over as Director of Operations at naval headquarters in London just as they receive reports that the Bismarck, the pride of the German navy, is going out to sea in the North Atlantic. Shepard argues in favor of moving as many ships as possible to the area to find her. In their first encounter with the Bismarck, the Royal Navy loses HMS Hood, the largest ship in the fleet while HMS Prince of Wales is severely damaged. Shepard then takes ships from the Mediterranean fleet to go after Bismarck; they include the aircraft carrier Ark Royal on which his son Tom is serving as an aircraft gunner. Damaged in a second encounter and loosing 200 tons of oil , the Bismarck heads for Brest on the French coast and the safety of German submarines and bomber planes. The only ship within reach of the Bismarck is the Ark Royal but in their first air sortie, they inadvertently attack HMS Sheffield when they mistake it for the Bismarck. In the second air sortie, they damage the Bismarck sufficiently to allow the surface fleet to catch up to her and sink her.
The Bismarck was sunk only seven hours away from the French coast and protection.

For the trailer of the movie based on this book click here.