The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91 by Jackie Carpenter.
Published: January 8th 2010 by Xulon Press
I hate writing negative reviews... but it's part of my life and responsibility.
Here are three reasons why you should not read this book:
1. No editing! Or very little editing. All the dialogue and interior monologue was written in large chunky paragraphs, with no line breaks in between different people. It was very confusing and unorganized.
2. Bad writing. Good story... bad writing. Some people should not publish books... pitch and sell a story line? yes. co-author, maybe. Write it and self publish? no. Two people in my family tried to read this book, and it was painful. I don’t want to author-bash, but there is a reason this one was self published, and not published by a mainstream publishing company.
3. Fictional Preaching: it didn't read like a novel, it read like an inspirational bible study or a sermon. It feels like the Carpenter wanted to hide a sermon in the novel. She should have just written a devotional or something. Or pitched a devotional and let someone else write it.
Again, I hate doing this. And again, there are two sides to every argument, so check out some other reviews for both sides of this book. I love a Christian miracle story... but if it's not a good book, it's not a good book... and I don't recommend poor quality books.