Review Policy

 

Review Requests

 

 

At this time we are accepting unsolicited review requests from all authors, to include Self, Indie, and traditionally published authors.  Please read all of the guidelines because we will refuse if they are not followed.


1. We will be honest in our review of your book.  We will not say your book sucks, even if we really want to.  We respect the amount of work it takes.  That being said, once it is “out there” it is out of our hands.  We will not send you an advance copy of the review to read. If you don’t like that we didn’t like the main character, too bad.


2. If you don’t hear from us within 1 week (usually less, but sometimes a lot longer) then we have decided for our own reasons not to read/review your book. At this time we are only accepting books in the following genres (subject to change without notice): Paranormal, Paranormal Romance,  Urban Fantasy, Horror, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction (Limitedly), and Epic Fantasy.

 

Andi prefers Paranormal, Science Fiction(very picky and limited), Epic Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, and books without a lot of romance.

 

Melanie prefers Horror, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction.  (I would rather read about someone getting their face ripped off than about someone falling in love). 

 


3.   If we do decide to accept your book, that doesn’t mean we will review it.  If at some point during our read we decide that it isn’t what we expected or for whatever reason we decide to stop reading it, we will let you know.   If we do finish it, and review it, the review will be posted on our blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. If you would like it posted anywhere else, please request that.   We do attempt to let the authors know when the review has been published.


4. Please keep in mind that we have other books on our lists and we like to give each piece equal attention. We do not promise a time frame for a review.  If you have a reason for a book review to go up by a certain day, please let us know, and we will try.  No promises.


5. We accept books in digital and print format.  If you can provide a print version we will gladly give you our mailing address(es), but if digital is the format that you have available, we will accept that too.  We both prefer Mobi, but PDF and then Docx is okay.  Epub is impossible for Andi to read. Both Melanie and Andi prefer the real thing, but we have learned to read on anything.


6. If you feel we missed something in our review, feel free to post a comment. However, we ask that you be respectful or your comment will be removed. If you disagree with our review, see #1.  If you agree to everything above, please follow the instructions below.  If you don’t, your request will be ignored.


7. Please note that because our tastes are similar, we do share books with each other.  We do not share books outside that, and we will never, ever sell an ARC, especially if it is print as we treasure our books.  If for some reason you are not okay with a book being shared between Melanie and Andi for whatever reason, please let us know in your review request.

 

How to submit a review request:

 

  1. Read the review policy.
  2. Follow these instructions.
  3. Send us an email with your title, Publication date, word count, genre, and short summary/blurb to fangfreakintastic@gmail.com

 

 

 

30 Responses to Review Policy

  1. The book I’m requesting you review is Vampyrnomicon, the second in The Vampire Hunters trilogy. It was released last month by Emby Press. I included links to the book and my blog page to make it easier for you to decide if my novel is right for you. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Blog: http://scottmbakerauthor.blogspot.com/

    Vampyrnomicon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampyrnomicon-Vampire-Hunters-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00OEA3PYU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1413214543

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  3. Rob Alvir says:

    I have a sci fi/horror ebook entitled Madworld, published this year on Amazon. Here is a short summary:

    Matt Harper, the schizophrenic guinea pig of top-secret government experiments, discovers aliens are invading the minds of the insane in the dimension of Madworld, and is determined to stop them–before he loses his own sanity.

    Give it a shot–the twist at the end is worth it.

    Thanks,
    Rob Alvir

  4. Kent Corlain says:

    Hi,

    I would appreciate it if you have the time to look at my fantasy book. It is my first attempt at proper fiction, so people are not going to buy it without any reviews. I think it has many interesting elements which are not often seen in stories like this. The book is in Amazon’s Kindle store and it should have a free promotion on February 25th. It can also be gotten through the Unlimited / Lending Library thing. I can also give you free access to it through other means if I can figure out how…

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TWO2ZQ2

  5. Hello, how are you? I was wondering if you could review my book, Hooded Destiny: Fate from amongst the Stars for me? It came out February 20(which was also my 17th birthday) and is the first book in the series. I hope you reply soon.
    Link to Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1508488797/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1425078468&sr=8-1&keywords=hooded+destiny

    Thank you so much,
    Zackery Hines

  6. Does anyone read the guidelines for review requests?:)
    You’ll have an email from me shortly.
    Love the site by the way.

  7. jeff geraci says:

    Hi Melanie,
    I just emailed you all pertinent information for my novel, THE ROYAL LIGHT, as you requested. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it, and tell Andi it has almost NO romance!!! Thank you in advance for your time and effort, it’s appreciated!

  8. Review Requested:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tabitha+taylor

    When Spencer woke up at Heaven’s “pearly gates” after a car crash killed him and his wife, Alice, there’s only one problem: he woke up there alone. While Spencer has been granted entry into Heaven, Alice has been condemned to Hell.
    Refusing to accept the possibility that Alice’s damnation is justified or an eternity of bliss without her, Spencer flees the pearly gates, becoming the first soul in uncounted millennia to reject Heaven.
    Spencer must fight his way through Hell to save his beloved wife, and he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back to Heaven with him, even if it means fighting armies of demons and Satan himself.

  9. Ian Thompson says:

    Great website and nice clear guidelines – not that everyone seems to actually read them 🙂
    I’m slowly putting together a page on my author website to help new indie writers. Would you mind me putting a link there to your website?
    Best wishes – Ian

  10. R.V.Johnson says:

    Review requested for a fast reading epic fantasy adventure for everyone: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UGHIYE6
    Beyond the Sapphire Gate is the fascinating world of Astura, a world where a frothing, river of magic addicts those who use the power it holds. Indentured to a private artifact collector on a dying world of high technology, Crystalyn naively activates a gateway. The temptation to touch it is too much for her sister Jade. Extending a fingertip into the mist, she vanishes. Crystalyn follows, stepping into a vibrant world infused with magic and those that Use. Aided by symbol magic killing her with each use, the defining line between good and evil is not as clear as Crystalyn once believed. The Dark Users want to help her, the Circle of Light wishes to use her. The War of a Hundred Seasons makes her choose. Half a world away, equipped with a seemingly useless ability to read auras, Jade embarks on a harrowing journey to escape the Dark Citadel with her soul intact. Propelled to Astura by a devious assault, Garn has only two desires. Reuniting family and destroying those enforcing his servitude.

  11. Chris O'Mara says:

    Hi, your site is awesome! I just self-published my first novel, it’s called ‘Healer’s Ruin’. Full of magic, monsters, melancholy and the odd sardonic remark. It’s in the vein of epic fantasy, but it’s pretty compact at 200 pages or so.
    If you want to get a flavour of it, the prologue is available on the blog as a PDF. If it’s your sort of thing, I can get a review copy to you (it’ll be an ebook rather than a physical one). Thanks!

  12. Great reviews on here! I will have to pick up a few of them myself!

    I would like to request a review of Ain’t No Grave.

    When a medical emergency causes a plane to make an emergency landing at an isolated northern Canadian airfield, a single survivor is left to piece together the events that found him unconscious and alone in the medical centre of a recently abandoned ghost town. Naked, sick and hungry, he must use his knowledge and skill to survive the sub-arctic winter and uncover the secrets of the town’s final days. His revelations will lead him on a quest to seek redemption and help the scattered survivors of a terrible disaster.

    Ain’t No Grave is not your average zombie novel. Introspective and psychological, it is the story of a man coping with survival in a changed world. He will soon discover that he, too, has changed and nothing will ever be the same.

    Quiet, dark and emotional yet with twists, turns and tense action, Ain’t No Grave will thrill you and leave you waiting in anticipation for the next instalment.

    Inspired by apocalyptic, mythological and old western stories, “The Penance of Leather” Saga is a loose adaptation of the Labours of Heracles set in a modern world reeling from global disaster.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013CT6HVG/

    https://youtu.be/fS2faLPU_uU

  13. Colin Kortekaas says:

    Hi Melanie and andi, I am a new indie author looking for reviews for my science fiction novel, Titan Lost ( the first book of the three ebook Galactic Lineage series) and was hoping that you could help. I was also wondering how I would go about sending you a free copy of my ebook…( I could email you with an attached copy in either MOBI or PDF format, whichever is preferable.) As you are more than likely aware reviews are not easy to obtain, and I would really appreciate the help. Thanks for your time.

  14. Tried to email you but it kicked out of gmail.
    My new book, just up on Amazon, Doctrines of Demons: The New Age Dawns and I am hoping you will review my my book. http://www.doctrinesofdemon.com

    Casey Carl, who pastors a small LA area church, is defrocked and arrested after a late night exorcism results in a rape charge and kittie porn is found on his computer. A pretty, agnostic reporter, Haley Woodhouse comes to his side and they search the city’s thriving Satanic community to learn why Satanist plot to destroy him. They discover the Cult of Lam and their plot to sacrifice a dozen homeless girls. When Casey’s virgin daughter, Bridgett disappears and Woodhouse is kidnapped only Carl stands in the way of a sacrifice that now includes the two and a most unholy communion designed to return the extraterrestrial fallen angel Watchers

    Will submit all you request if you approve.

    Thanks,

    Rev. Eddie Donnally DMin.
    eddonnally@gmail.com
    818.653.3711
    #endtimeeddie

    • Melanie says:

      Hi!

      Thanks for your comment. Will you try sending your request again? This way I can put it in Andi’s folder in case she’s interested. That’s where she sees her requests.

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  16. Rednal Sua says:

    I submitted a review request for my new comic fantasy Make Wizardry Great Again. Not sure you got it, but the it is free at:

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/make-wizardry-great-again-rednal-sua/1124433883

    A review would have most influence on your blog or on the Kindle page:

    https://www.amazon.com/Make-Wizardry-Great-Again-Rednal-ebook/dp/B01KR99KP4

  17. Skye Andrews says:

    I would like you to review my debut book I am Terry Walker which was published in June by Xlibris publishing.
    It is about a serial killer who uses torture methods to kill his victims.
    If you decide to review it I can send you a code to download my ebook for free.
    Regards

  18. Angela Christian says:

    I have a novel that was self-published last year. It is titled When worlds collide. It is available on Amazon and Nook. I have yet to receive any reviews on it and I believe that if I can get it reviewed, it will open the way for other reviews.

  19. Hello Melanie and Andi, I would like you to review a book I published last year called The Entity of Camp Devils Lake.

    The Entity of Camp Devils Lake is an action-packed fantasy novel set on a mysterious evil mountain in which, Rodger finds himself face to face with the supernatural. What started out as a simple investigation of the death of a little boy turned into a whirlwind of horror, gore, and destruction? The Entity of Camp Devils Lake follows Rodger, and a cast of both mortal and fantastically immortal supporting characters who seek closure, power, revenge, and survival. This story is essentially a good versus evil, versus evil conflict, which, contemplates some of the prevailing questions about religion, its role in society, and the clashes it sparks among the people of the world. The Entity of Camp Devils Lake will keep the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next. Goosebumps and hair will rise as you read it at night. Sleep tight, or not.

  20. Nikki Luciano says:

    Greetings!
    I have been a writer and poet for over 45 years.
    I self published my first book, FIRE WITHIN ME, last year. It didn’t take off well because I didn’t have the right marketing strategy. I sold about a dozen copies and got 5 or 6 reviews on Amazon.

    I didn’t let that discourage me. I went ahead and wrote a second book, MR. CHRISTOPHER WANTS TO SEE YOU! I published that this year. Both books are paranormal/suspense… both are based on true stories. They are both published and available on Amazon in paperback and email formats.

    I got tired of waiting for the “book fairy” to swoop down and discover my works and I got busy and created a merchandise line for each of my books on Shopify. I chose Shopify so that I didn’t have to actually handle the merchandise and all of the shipping nightmares. Sales have been slow…but I’m still not giving up.

    I then created a few book trailers for the books and advertise them on all of my Facebook pages. People love the trailers, but sales have not increased. I’m still not giving up.

    Lastly, I have taken to selling the books at local craft fairs. In October, I will begin donating some books to local jails, prisons, and libraries…just to get them read and possibly gain a following.

    I am currently working on my third book, THE SHADOW MAN. I am not easily discouraged. I also have new merchandise I will be launching for Halloween in October. I also have a personal blog, THE DAILY BITCH, where I talk about all of the things that get under (most) people’s skin.

    If you would like to review either of my books, see the trailers, check out my merchandise, or read my blog, please contact me.

    Thank you,

    Nikki Luciano

  21. Hails ‘n’ howls, Melanie and Andi! Saw the name ‘Fang-Freakin-Tastic’ and couldn’t resist. Just sent you an email with a request to review my Werewolf collection, Fangtastic Tales of Werewolf Savagery. Hoping this catches your interest 😉

  22. william bellz says:

    Why we should believe the Bible

    We should believe the Bible because of the wealth of good evidence that has demonstrated the Bible is historically reliable and divinely inspired. It speaks about:

    • Its hundreds of fulfilled prophecies
    • The Bible’s amazing internal harmony
    • The Bible’s incredible scientific accuracy and foresight
    • Thousands of archaeological discoveries
    • Numerous details in the Bible that have been corroborated by extrabiblical historical sources
    • And so on

    THE BIBLE IS SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE

    For the Bible to be regarded as the inspired word of God, it must be scientifically accurate…since God would certainly know the facts about his creation. A word of caution, however, as we seek to evaluate the claim of scientific accuracy. Over time, science has often discovered new facts that confirmed a revised understanding of the truth, previously unknown. These discoveries have always been consistent with the Bible, however, at times a careful consideration of the words and (importantly) the context of the words must be made.
    The account of creation (the Bible: 1450 B.C.; science: 1900s). The account of creation as given in the Bible (Genesis 1) is accurate according to the steps understood by science. Written down originally by Moses, they were not fully recognized by science until the 1900s, using modern astronomy, physics, chemistry, paleontology, and geology.

    Time, space and matter had a beginning (the Bible: 1450 B.C.; science: 1916). The Bible’s first words are “in the beginning.” And elsewhere, including the New Testament, there are references to the beginning of time (2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2; 1 Corinthians 2:7). In 1915, Albert Einstein’s equations of general relativity proposed a beginning of time, matter and space. Later these equations were confirmed by repeated experiments.

    The first law of thermodynamics (the Bible: 1450 B.C.; science: 1842). The law of conservation of energy indicates that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed (just converted). There are many biblical references to God’s completion (that is, there was no more creation), going as far back as Genesis (2:2-3), and also in several other books (Psalm 148:6; Isaiah 40:26; 2 Peter 3:3-7; Hebrews 4:3-4,10). Joule and Mayer both independently discovered this in the same year (1842), what is now known as the first law of thermodynamics.

    The second law of thermodynamics (the Bible: 1000 B.C.; Science: 1850). Commonly known as entropy, this law states that all things progress from a state of order to a state of disorder (within a closed system) without a purposeful input of energy. Common illustrations: things decay, springs unwind, stars burn out, heat dissipates, and materials become mixed over time. There are many references to the principle of entropy in the Bible, for example,

    In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like garment (Psalm 102:25-26).

    Other similar references include Isaiah 51:6; Matthew 24:35; Romans 8:20-22; 1 John 2:17; and Hebrews 12:27. In 1850, Clausius discovered this second law of thermodynamics.

    Circumcision on the eighth day (the Bible: 1450 B.C.; science: 1947). No one really knows for sure why God specifically chose circumcision as the sign of his covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17:11). Though it seems like an odd practice, research has indicated that it does have medical value. A study in the mid-1900s showed that Jewish women had a lower rate of cervical cancer. The smegma bacillus has been shown to be a major cause of cervical cancer. It can be easily carried in the foreskin of uncircumcised males and transferred to females through a abrasions of the cervix (as those occurring in childbirth).

    Interestingly, God specified that newborns be circumcised on the eighth day after childbirth (Genesis 17:12). Research shows that infants are particularly susceptible to hemorrhaging from the second day after birth to the fifth. A small cut can be deadly. Vitamin K, necessary for the production of prothrombin (the body’s blood-clotting substance) is not present sufficiently until days five through seven. It skyrockets to 110 percent of normal on day eight, and then levels off. The Bible specifies the best possible day.

    Sterilization (the Bible: 1450 B.C.; science: 1800s). It is easy to take our understanding of germs and disease for granted. However, germs and sterilization were not understood until the time of Joseph Lister (1865), near the end of the Civil War. The Bible required sterilization for many things: infectious disease (Leviticus 13), childbirth (chapter 12), bodily discharges (chapter 15), and handling of the dead (Numbers 19).

    Interesting to note that many of the world’s greatest scientists have been Christians working from within a Christian worldview, including men such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Sir Isaac Newton. These brilliant men found to be true what many others discovered: The Bible is a book that can be trusted.

    Archaeological Evidence

    Archaeologists have discovered substantial support about many
    details of Jesus’ life. Some examples include:

    Indirect Resurrection Evidence

    Evidence that the people in Jesus’ time believed in the resurrection is found on caskets of bones (ossuaries) discovered in a sealed tomb outside Jerusalem in 1945. Coins minted in about A.D. 50 were found inside the caskets, dating the burial within about 20 years of Jesus’ crucifixion. Markings are clearly legible, including several statements reflecting knowledge of Jesus’ ability to overcome death. Example of writings (in Greek) of hope for deceased loved ones include: “Jesus, Help” and “Jesus, Let Him Arise.” The caskets also contain several crosses, clearly marked in charcoal. This is powerful evidence that early Christians believed in Jesus’ ability to triumph over death. It also ties the idea of victory over death to the cross.

    Jesus’ Burial Shroud?

    A burial shroud (Shroud of Turin) is believed by many people to be the actual burial shroud of Jesus (Matthew 27:59; Mark 15:46; Luke 23:53). Items supporting its authenticity are:

    1. Test that confirm fiber type and small particles of limestone dust unique to the region.
    2. Confirmation of blood, in wounds precisely as indicated in the accounts of Jesus’ unique execution.
    3. Confirmation of a crucifixion as likely cause of the type of image created: matching a deceased body.
    4. Coins on eyes dated about the time of Jesus’ crucifixion.

    Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916). Sir William Ramsay was, arguably the greatest archaeologist of his day. His archaeological journeys took him to 32 countries, 44 cities, and 9 islands. Throughout some 15 years of intensive study, he concluded that “Luke is a historian of the first rank, this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.”

    The Dead Sea Scrolls

    Any doubt regarding the accurate transmission of manuscripts was erased in 1947
    with the discovery of hundreds of scrolls buried in caves for nearly 2000 years.
    Many were written before 100 B.C. Comparison of biblical books with recent
    Jewish copies shows virtual no change in words or even letters.

    The Trustworthiness of the New Testament

    1 The New Testament has better manuscript evidence than any other ancient book.

    a. There are over 5,000 New Testament manuscripts and portions of manuscripts. By comparison, the majority of classical works have less than 20 manuscripts.

    b. The dates of the New Testament manuscripts are close to the original writings. One Gospel fragment (Ryland’s) dates about 25 years after the Gospel of John and most of the New Testament (Chester Beatty and Bodmer Papyri) from 50-150 years after the originals. Most classical works date from 700 – 1400 years after the originals.

    c. None of the canonical New Testament is lost or missing. By comparison, 107 of Livy’s 142 books of history have been lost and about one half of Tacitus’ 30 books of Annals and Histories is missing.
    2. Good arguments can be given that each of the Gospels was either written by an eyewitness, or significantly influenced by firsthand testimony, as recognized by many contemporary scholars.
    3. Even without proving eyewitness authorship, the Gospels measure up well by normal historical standards used in ancient historiography.
    4. The Gospel are trustworthy sources, as explained by A.M. Hunter
    a. These Christian authors, like their Jewish counterparts, were careful to preserve traditional material.
    b. The Gospels are close to eyewitness sources.
    c. The Gospel authors were honest reporters.
    d. The picture of Jesus presented in the four Gospels is virtually the same (see Archibald M. Hunter, Bible and Gospel, pp. 32-37).
    5. The Gospels and Acts exhibit a specific interest in reporting historical facts, not mythology. This is especially the case when the life of Jesus is reported.
    6. Contemporary historians frequently opposed the application of radical criticism to New Testament studies. According to A.N. Sherwin-White and Michael Grant, such attacks fail at a number of crucial points (see A.N. Sherman-White, Roman Society, pp. 186-193; Grant, Jesus: An Historian Review, pp. 179-184, 199-201).
    a. Numerous ancient works exhibit intentions and methodologies similar to that of the New Testament authors, and yet these ancient works are well accredited as historical works.
    b. There are no ancient writings in the category that radical critics place the Gospels.
    c. New Testament books such as Acts have been largely confirmed by external test of historicity.
    7. The Gospel and Acts were recognized as inspired books almost immediately after being written (see J.B. Lightfoot, The Apostolic Fathers).
    a. 1 Timothy 5:18 quotes Luke 10:7 and refers to it as “Scripture.”
    b. Clement of Rome (about AD 95) speaks of the “Gospel” and quotes portions found in all three synoptic Gospels, referring to them as the words of Jesus (Corinthians 13,46).
    c. Ignatius (Smyrnaeans 3) and Polycarp (Philippians 2, 7), both writing about AD 115, refer to verses in the synoptic Gospels as the words of Christ.
    8. Paul’s epistles were also recognized as inspired Scripture almost immediately after being written.
    a. 2 Peter 3:15-16 calls Paul’s epistles “Scripture.”
    b. Clement of Roman (Corinthians 47), Ignatius (Ephesians 10; to Polycarp 5), and Polycarp (Philippians 1,3-4, 6) all refer to Paul’s writings as inspired.

    Ralph Muncaster, (former atheist) in his book: Examine the Evidence, presents extensive evidence to validate the truth-claims of Christianity. He provides compelling arguments from science, biblical prophecy, history, and archaeology. This former skeptic points out that of all religions and philosophies on earth, only one, Christianity is verifiable and testable. He was challenged to honestly investigate the Bible and the facts of modern science. He was stunned. Fact after fact, from biology, history, archaeology, physics, lined up with the Bible’s account!

    Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) Greenleaf, (former Atheist), one of the principle founders of the Harvard Law School, and a world-renowned expert on evidence, originally set out to disprove the biblical testimony concerning the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was certain that a careful examination of the internal witness of the Gospels would dispel all the myths at the heart of Christianity. But this legal scholar came to the conclusion that the witnesses were reliable, and that the resurrection did in fact happen. Being a man of conviction and reason, and in accordance with his conclusions, Greenleaf converted from Agnosticism to Christianity.

    Manuscript Documentation

    The position of Jewish scribe was one of the most demanding and esteemed jobs in biblical times. After training for years, scribes were allowed to practice the profession only after age 30. Often referred to as doctors of the Law, they joined the priests in the teaching of the Law.

    Scripture Copy Rules

    Recording of Holy Scripture was a serious responsibility. So important was exact reproduction that Old Testament scribes were forced to adhere to demanding rules anytime a manuscript was copied:

    1. Scrolls – special paper, ink, and surface preparation required.
    2. Tight specifications – specified column number, 37 letters per column.
    3. Master used – no duplicates of duplicates.
    4. Each letter visually confirmed – no writing of phrases.
    5. Distance between letters checked with thread.
    6. Alphabet – each letter counted and compared to original.
    7. Letters per page counted and compared to master.
    8. Middle letter of scroll verified to be the same as the master.
    9. One mistake – scroll was destroyed (i.e., master scrolls)

    Consider the following facts about the Bible:

    First, the Bible is not just one single book. This is a more common misconception than many people realize, especially with people who do not come from a Judeo-Christian background. Rather than being a single book, the Bible is actually a collection of 66 books, which is called the canon of scriptures. These 66 books contain a variety of genres: history, poetry, prophecy, wisdom literature, letters, and apocalyptic just to name a few.

    Second, these 66 books were written by 40 different authors. These authors came from a variety of backgrounds: shepherds, fishermen, doctors, kings, prophets, and others. And most of these authors never knew one another personally.

    Third, these 66 books were written over a period of 1500 years. Yet again, this is another reminder that many of these authors never knew or collaborated with one another in writing these books.

    Fourth, the 66 books of the Bible were written in 3 different languages. In the Bible we have books that were written in the ancient languages of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic; a reflection of the historical and cultural circumstances in which each of these books were written.

    And finally, these 66 books were written on 3 different continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe . Once again, this is a testament to the varied historical and cultural circumstances of God’s people.

    Think about the above realities: 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1500 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents. What’s more, this collection of books shares a common storyline – the creation, fall, and redemption of God’s people; a common theme – God’s universal love for all of humanity; and a common message – salvation is available to all who repent of their sins and
    commit to following God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. In addition to sharing these commonalities, these 66 books contain no historical errors or contradictions. God’s word truly is an amazing collection of writings!

    The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, bears the mark of Divine inspiration.

    The Bible Itself Argues Against the Possibility of Its Corruption

    The charge that the Bible has been corrupted, contradicts what the Bible itself teaches. After all, in Isaiah 40:8 we read, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands for ever.” In the New Testament Jesus says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”
    (Matthew 24:35).

    The Almighty God who had the power and sovereign control to inspire the Scriptures in the first place is surely going to continue to exercise His power and sovereign control in the preservation of Scripture.

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