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Beyonders: A World Without Heroes

Some of my very favorite books are Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series, if you haven't read them, you definitely should. Anyway, we had to read this new series of Brandon Mull's. I got to read it second, because our 10 year-old wasn't already in the middle of a book like I was. It was kind of funny to be reading a book second for a change, I usually get to read them first, she kept coming and reading over my shoulder to see where I was and saying how much she loved the part that I was reading. Jason is a normal boy about to start high school. He does normal things like playing baseball and working at his afternoon job at the Vista, Colorado zoo. One day he's cleaning the hippo's tank when all of a sudden he hears music- normally not a problem - but this music is coming from the hippo's mouth. Jason climbs onto the railing for a better look, not a smart move, because he loses his balance. As he's falling into the hippo pool, the hippo opens his mouth and Jason falls into it and down through a tunnel and he ends up in a tree. Jason finds this a little strange as he tries to figure out where he is and how to get back to the hippo. He gives up as he realizes that the same music is still playing. He makes his way to it and finds a river. On the river is a raft and on the raft is a group of nine musicians playing the music. He's told by a boy by the river that this is the Giddy Nine and they are going to play their music on the raft as they go over a waterfall. Pretty crazy! This is only the beginning of Jason's crazy adventures in the world called Lyrian. Soon he will meet another Beyonder like himself, Rachel, and they will have tons of insane adventures! This was a fun book. I can't say that I liked it better than the Fablehaven ones, but I enjoyed it and it got several thumbs up from our 10 year-old!

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…