FIRST Wild Card Tour & Review: Never Blame The Umpire by Gene Fehler

Posted 1 March, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks and Pam Mettler of Zondervan Publishing for sending me a review copy.***


Gene Fehler, an award-winning and widely published poet, is the author of ten published books and over eighteen hundred published poems, stories, and articles. He and his wife, Polly, live in Seneca, South Carolina, where he writes, teaches, and participates in sports.

Visit the author’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719410
ISBN-13: 978-0310719410
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER: Just Press the Button:

My Review:
This was a wonderfully written book. I am very pleased that I had the opportunity to review this book. It is a short and easy read, as will be my review. Gene Fehler pulls together an unforgettable story of  a young girl struggling with death of a loved one from cancer and feeling like her life is unfair. The issues and ways of handling this and God all shine through in Fehler’s work. I will say that this book is geared toward younger people, especially those who may be struggling with death and finding their happiness, however, I recommend this book as a wonderful read for everyone, because there is a message from God in here that is sure to touch everyone in some way. I know it did me. My heart goes out to Kate and her family…I cried with them, smiled with them, and prayed with them. I hope you will give this book a chance and get to know the wonderful characters throughout this story…it is worth the time and worthy of a 4 star praise! Well done!



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