Sunday, February 28, 2010

Never Blame the Umpire by Gene Fehler - REVIEWED

The title of this book does not begin to disclose the treasure that lies within the pages of this book! Knowing it is written with young adults as the target audience is a particular thrill to me, because the blessing of the story is told within the realm of what all young teens will recognize and relate to. The message contained within this tender story is so incredibly important for both teens and adults, that I can enthusiastically recommend it to everyone!

I think what Made this story so special to me is the fact that my own immediate family was built through almost the exact same circumstances. I have heard my own dad’s testimony of the many ways God does indeed work in and through some of life’s darkest moments. The faith has served as the bedrock of my Dad’s life, and thanks be to God it sustains me today. May I always cling to His sovereign hand!

Never Blame the Umpire is a most excellent story! Oh! I almost forgot! Poetry plays its own role amid this precious book, and it is also very, very meaningful to both the young protagonist and all who read the words of her heart! It is another thing that endeared this book to me, and I just can’t express how much there is to enjoy about this story!


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 Gene at


Mocha with Linda said...

Loved this book!

Amy Deardon said...

Sounds great! Thank you for the heads up. Hope you're well --