Wednesday, June 2, 2010

FIRST Tour & Book Review: "The Ark" by Boyd Morrison

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:

Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)

***Special thanks to Mallika Dattatreya and Ashley Hewlett of Touchstone/Fireside Publicity, Simon & Schuster, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


Boyd Morrison is an industrial engineer with ten U.S. patents to his name who has worked for prestigious companies ranging from NASA to Microsoft's X-BOX Games Group and RCA Electronics. He is also a "Jeopardy!" champion and a professional actor who has appeared in commercials, stage plays, and films.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $24.99

Hardcover: 420 pages

Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (May 11, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1439181799

ISBN-13: 978-1439181799


My Thoughts:

What a fantastic book! Mr. Morrison really has a way with dealing out a story and capturing you from the first paragraph. He created an exciting storyline with 3 very endearing main characters that you can't help but to get involved with. I was so pulled into the story that I hadn't realized hours had gone by and I was half way through the book.

I'm not really sure I could call this Christian fiction. It does have Biblical quotes and is centered around Noah's Ark, however, I find it has semblance of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" - a great story around a Bible theme that questions the validity of what we have been taught.

This really makes a great story, but some may be offended by the skewing of the Bible. Personally, I found the whole story exciting and fascinating, and enjoyed the clean read.

I'm making sure to put Boyd Morrison on my watch list. I'm looking forward to seeing more by this author. He's amazing!

Book was supplied by FIRST for me to honestly review.


  1. I agree with the questionable skewing of the Bible - I haven't stated that in my partial review because I still have to finish the book and revise my review tomorrow, but I picked up on that as well...

  2. Popping by to tell you I have an award for you at my blog!