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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!


Reviews
Title
World Religions in a Nutshell
Author
Ray Comfort
Review
There are 14 million Jewish people in the world today with 6 million in U.S. and 5 million in Israel. Judaism is the 6th largest religion in the world. They believe in one God. Orthodox Jews believe in the Torah which is the first 5 books of the Old Testament. They believe in the rest of the Old Testament but especially the first 5 books. There are over 13 million Mormons world wide. They study the Book of Mormon and The Bible but put the Book of Mormon ahead of the bible and have different believes than main stream Christians. Jehovah Witnesses have 6 million members and go knocking on doors to tell people about God and Jesus but have their own special view about the bible and celebrating birthdays, etc. Islam is the worlds second largest religion with 1.5 billion followers. It is the youngest and fastest growing religion. Hinduism is third largest religion. Reincarnation, yoga, and being one with God are taught. It is oldest religion. 375 million people follow Buddhism which promotes non violence and tolerance without any accountability to God. Atheism is not believing in God and this is what some people follow. Christians believe in God and Jesus and the bible and are found throughout the world. Christians are suppose to be Christ like but do fall short of the Glory of God. God is God and people are people.
Title
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Author
Dominic Smith
Review
Excellent novel set in the rare world of high art forgery. The story unfolds gradually, told from three points of view, in three time setting: the original female dutch artist in the 1600s, and the art owner and art "forgerist", NYC 1950 and then Australia 2000. Excellently written - highly recommend. The ending is well-done and poignant, difficult to pull off!