I’d like to thank Shadow Mountain Publishing for providing this book to read
and review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
What will the sum of your life be like at the end of your time here on Earth? If you were given the chance to walk through your life and see your affect on the people you passed by, would it be a good experience that you are proud of or one full of shame and regret? What would you have to say for yourself as you met the Master?
Do you like to read Christmas books? I really do. Each year after Christmas, when all of the Christmas stuff goes on sale, I pick out a few books that are on super sale and buy them. Then I put them on my book shelf until the next Christmas. I usually start the first one on Thanksgiving night, while my food is trying to digest. Usually, the books are really uplifting. Sometimes they are just for fun. I’ve read a few mystery type Christmas books and really loved those. I’m a mystery fan for sure.
In September I was contacted by Shadow Mountain Publishing to see if I was interested in reading and reviewing the book “Jacob T. Marley”. I was pretty excited because it meant I could start my Christmas reading early and it would be totally justified. Lucky, lucky me!
Do you remember the book “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens? I hope so, but if you don’t, you should go read it. It’s one of my favorite. In the hopes that you do remember the story, I will start there. Remember when Ebenezer Scrooge has his horrible dream where the ghost tries to steer him from the path he is on? Well, that ghost is none other than Jacob T. Marley, the main character of this new book.
“Jacob T. Marley” takes us back in time, to explore Jacob and find out why he was the way he was and what made him tick, so to speak. Did he start out not a nice person or was it something he learned? What about his family? Where are they? Who is he close to in his life? What are his likes and dislikes? All of these questions are answered in the book and so much more.
R. William Bennett explores Jacob’s life and shares with us his dynamic personality. Mr. Bennett writes similarly to Charles Dickens, so you could really read the two books together and not feel disjointed at all. It is easy to read and held my attention very well. Not only did it entertain me, but it really made me think about my life and if I’ve done enough good here on Earth. I’d say I probably haven’t, because I’m still here.
Grab yourself a copy of Jacob T. Marley and go on the journey with Jacob. Read it with your family and have some lively discussions. It will make you think about your own life and hopefully make you want to be a better person.
What is your favorite Christmas book? Let me know below because I’m always looking for next year’s books.
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