Monday, August 15, 2016

"Lost in Dreams" by Roger Bruner with Kristi Rae Bruner

About this book:

  “From the moment Kim Hartlinger steps off the plane from a mission trip to Mexico, her journey takes a turn for the worse. As she collides with the biggest challenge of her young life, will Kim’s best friends be willing to give her the support she needs? And will Kim let her father help her pick up the pieces?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Altered Hearts” series. Book #1 review Here!

Spiritual Content- This book is set coming back from and during another Mission Trip; Prison Ministry and lots of witnessing, sharing & leading others to Christ; Kim has a desire to evangelize; Scriptures are read, quoted & talked about; Many, many Prayers, Thanks and talking to God; Many, many talks about God, peace, forgiveness, trusting, depending on God & the mission trips; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God & Jesus; Many, many, many mentions of God; Many, many mentions of churches, chapels, youth group, preaching, sermons, lessons, pastors and chaplains; Many, many mentions of prayers and praying; Many, many mentions of Christians, faiths, acting Christ-like & the Christian family; Many mentions of singing, worship & prison ministry; Many mentions of songs and hymns; Many mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of a Holy Spirit; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of miracles & blessings; Mentions of creation; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of a revival; Mentions of sins & sinners; Mentions of Christmas; Mentions of seminary & missionaries; A few mentions of a church choir; A few mentions of those professing Christianity, but not really meaning it; A few mentions of a guardian angel and angels; A couple mentions of devotionals; A couple mentions of a religious project; A couple mentions of Christian books; A couple mentions of a Jewish saying; A mention of a woman called a saint;
*Note: Mentions of saying luck vs blessing; Mentions of Hell and the devil; A couple mentions of demons; A mention of wrestling with the devil; A mention of a nightmare of the devil getting her & feeling the heat of Hell; A mention of sending someone to Hell; A place is called hell; A mention of Satan worshipers; A mention of a voodoo witch doctor; A man is called the devil himself.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘gives a rip’, a ‘how the…?’, a ‘oh my word’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘what the…?’, two ‘doggone’s, two ‘drat’s, three ‘idiot’s, three ‘my word’s, four ‘duh’s, seven forms of ‘stupid’, and fifteen forms of ‘dumb’; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; A mention of the n-word (not said and promoted as not okay); A couple mentions of a girl acting like a “female-dog”; Mentions of cursing (Kim says God cured her of it, but she does have to swallow some a couple times); Girls clash & can be catty with each other; Nearly All About a car accident, a death, guilt and nightmares (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed, *Spoiler* Kim thinks she’s responsible for her mom’s death. *End of Spoiler*); Many, many mentions of prisons, inmates, law breaking, crimes; Many mentions of prejudice; Many mentions of jealousy; Mentions of murders & killers; Mentions of violence; Mentions of blackmail & extortion; Mentions of mixed drinks, drinking & drunks; Mentions of breaking rules; Mentions of divorce; Mentions of another car accident; Mentions of hating someone; Mentions of an arrest; A few mentions deaths & suicides; A few mentions of drug wars; A few mention of throwing up; A few mentions of whining; A couple mentions of animal abusers (no details); A couple mentions of killing someone (teasing or not seriously); A couple mentions of wars; A couple mentions of cigarettes; A mention of terrorists; A mention of a sadist; A mention of a vulgar gesture; A mention of bird poop.

Sexual Content- A mention of a cheek kiss; A mention of a perfume catching fellows; A mention of a pair of lovebirds; A mention of conceiving a child; A couple mentions of a wolf whistle; A couple mentions of a bunch of male prisoners who’ve been deprived female companionship; A couple mentions of brotherly hugs; A couple mentions of blushes; A couple mentions of a romantic relationship; A few mentions of dates, dating & a boyfriend; A few mentions of a cute guy; A few mentions of a cute-looking couple & them flirting; Mentions of feelings for someone; Mentions of leading someone on; Mentions of a mom leaving her family & moving in with a much younger man (*Spoiler* She goes back to her husband before the end of the book, it’s hinted that she was just pretending about the younger man. *End of Spoiler*); Mentions of the male prisoners treating any woman with respect; Mentions of rape & rapists;
              *Note: Aleesha thinks she can do anything as well as or better than a man; A mention of a scantily dressed man (no details); A mention of a teen girl’s hormones; A mention of a young woman’s hormonally induced challenges; A mention of washing sensitive parts; A couple mentions of undressing for a bath; A couple mentions of modesty; A few mentions of losing weight.

-Kim Hartlinger, age 18
                                    1st person P.O.V. of Kim (& Jo twice)
                                                        368 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
I really enjoyed “Found in Translation”, but I wasn’t sure how this sequel would stack up against the first book. The beginning of “Lost in Dreams” hit me with a bunch of emotions. During that first half, I wasn’t so sure about it all, but, like the first in the series, book #2 got me involved with the story and all the wonderful Spiritual Content. While everything wraps up well, I am wishing there was a third story about Kim.

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment