Thursday, March 17, 2011

Coals of Fire

Coals of Fire, written by Elizabeth Hershberger Bauman, is a collection of non-fiction short stories that related to the Bible verse from Romans 12:20-21: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals upon his head. Do not overcome evil by doing evil, but overcome evil with good." Thus the title of the book.

Each story deals with some real-life characters facing adversity at the hands of their enemies. Although most of the stories are about people who lived later than 1800, some go back further in time, even to the Biblical stories of Jacob and Isaac.

There are 17 stories in all. Each one is no more than 10 pages and each one is proceeded by a Bible verse.

Detailed pencil sketch illustrations by Allan Eitzen are scattered throughout the text.

What I Like: I like biographies. These short biographies are interesting and easy to read. They demonstrate how real people coped with their enemies and those who wanted to persecute them.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Age Appeal: 9-12.

Publisher Info: Herald Press, 1994; ISBN: 9780836119572; Paperback, 125 pages, $9.99.

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Special Info: Read our reviews of other books illustrated by Allan Eitzen.

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