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Darin Michael Shaw
on Nov. 19, 2012 :
This book's subtitle is An Invitation to Read the Bible. Fitting. Annabel Robinson's Taste and See, published by Scripture Union Canada and the Canadian Bible Society, offers a gentle segue into the Best Selling Book of all time. She shares twelve stories from the Biblical narrative, providing with each an approach, facts and observations from within the text, and then a simple application. The book ends with warm invitations to embrace Christ, and to continue reading the Bible.
This isn't a book for more seasoned Bible readers. Taste and See would suit readers who either desire to pick up a Bible for the very first time or readers who, for one reason or another, would like a fresh start--encouragement to grab their Bible off the shelf, dust it off, and mine it anew to discover God. With that audience in mind, this is a worthwhile download.
That said, as is sometimes the case with eBooks, numerous formatting glitches lessened my experience with Taste and See. There were frequent spacing errors, blank pages, and unintended paragraph or text breaks viewing it on my devices. I would love to see the author and publisher re-format this work. Fellow Smashwords authors: Pay meticulous attention to the formatting and style guide before you hit publish. They're not kidding when they say it can make the difference between a great read and a toss-it-aside.
(review of free book)