1/11/13

Book Review: Miraculous by Kevin Belmonte


By on 1/11/2013 01:14:00 PM

I believe in miracles--and I do believe that we are surrounding by signs and unexplained wonders that we sometimes fail to perceive. When I discovered the book Miraculous by Kevin Belmonte, I was excited to read and review it. I thought that it would be inspiring to learn more about history's miracles from his perspective. What did I think of Miraculous?

A Brief Overview of Miraculous by Kevin Belmonte. The author walks through history--from the beginning--tracing and relaying evidence of miracles affecting many significant characters and events leading our world to modern times.

 Miraculous is an informative, but sometimes difficult read. Miraculous is extremely well written--but, reads more as a history/theology textbook than "everyday" reading. I found my short attention span facing difficulties staying focused through long citations, quotes and passages. The book covers a lot of material and certainly does offer significant support for the presence of miracles and wonders during significant historical events. I learned a lot of information--and Miraculous put a number of points into a different light for me--but, it was a difficult book to digest.

Would I recommend Miraculous? Yes and No. I rarely read a book that I dislike--because I take so much care in choosing the books that I devote time to reading. I learned a lot from Miraculous--and it certainly made me consider a number of ideas and discover new authors and resources--but, I cannot say I enjoyed the book. I found much of the book extremely dry--but, enjoyed passages in which the author allowed personality to dot the pages. If you are looking for a well written, in-depth text detailing history’s wonders--then Miraculous may be the book for you. The author includes pages of noted references and does a wonderful job supporting the book’s ideals with references. I do think this would be an excellent book to dissect and discuss as part of a club or group--it just wasn’t the inspirational book that I had envisioned.

If you would like to learn more about the author and book featured here: Visit the Miraculous Product Page at Thomas Nelson.  You can also purchase the Miraculous on Amazon.com in print.

 Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review--just an honest one.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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