Saturday, August 11, 2012

Giants in the Land~Book Review


Giants in the Land: Book One The Way of Things by Clark Rick Burbidge

About the Book

There are giants in the land.

And it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants’ presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But they have become much more dependent on the giants than they realize. One morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared.

Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back!

Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.
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My Thoughts

Giants in the Land is the story of a town where giants lived, interacted and worked side by side each day with the townsfolk. The people thought the giants would always be there until one day they woke up and realized the giants had left them on their own! Who was going to help them with their daily tasks? Especially those big and difficult tasks that needed to be done each day? How would the town continue with out the giants?

It was determined that someone needed to go in search of the giants and bring them back! Thomas volunteered to go and find them. He felt in his heart this was something he had to do!

Thomas goes on a journey. Not only to find the giants, but a journey of self-discovery. This story has some wonderful lessons on taking others for granted, learning to work together, overcoming your fears and trusting God.

This is a wonderful story! It would make a great read aloud for children 9 to adult. I plan on reading this to my boys!




ContentImage-20-63522-ClarkBurbidgePhotoClark Burbidge’s path to becoming an award winning author had distant beginnings. He received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS Degree in finance from the University of Utah. His career spans 31 years in banking, project finance, investment banking and more recently as Chief Financial Officer of three separate companies. He has been actively involved in community and church service, including lay youth and adult ministry, for over 35 years.

It has been his long-term dream to write and publish several works that have been kicking around in his mind for many years. His first book, “Life on the Narrow Path: A Mountain Biker’s Guide to Spiritual Growth in Troubled Times” was released nationally in March 2011. His second book “A Piece of Silver” was published in July 2011 and is currently entering its 2nd edition. Clark enjoys life in the foothills of the Rockies with his wife, children and three grandchildren. He looks forward to this next phase of life’s wonderful adventures.

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disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes from Litfuse. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

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