Monday, October 22, 2007

Rene Gutteridge's Boo Humbug ~ Reviewed

Boo Humbug
By Rene Gutteridge
Published by WaterBrook Press
ISBN # 978-1-4000-7353-5

Back Cover

It's Christmastime in Skary, Indiana, but the holiday season has been hijacked by director Lois Stepaphanopolis as she attempts to bring her horror-ific vision of A Christmas Carol to life.

Alfred's grassroots marketing plan proves more than successful as the buzz builds that Skary should anticipate an overflowing audience for their opening night - but a crucial miscommunication leave the visiting theatergoers expecting a very different Christmas production. As chaos ensues, can the actors pull off an improve miracle – and can the Skary community convince their own Scrooge to embrace the true meaning of Christmas?


Wolfe and Oliver are in the throws of fatherhood as Christmas approaches. Ainsley and Melb’s their wives are doing the best they can to create a loving atmosphere in their homes and celebrate Christmas on very little sleep. The holidays can be so stressful and full of misunderstandings. This story looks at family life during the holidays and how those families interact in their community.

The story is fun, and filled with the drama that happens off the stage as the actors try to catch the crazy vision that Lois (their director) has for this traditional play. No matter how hard they try to practice and think the cast has the play down pat God steps in and has His way with the show. I was surprised at Lois and what she allows God to do in her life and the lives of those around her. This story shows that God uses the SIMPLE things of life to touch people’s hearts and change lives. This story really touches on the real meaning of Christmas. I really liked this story and the loveable characters. This is the first Boo book that I have read. It's made me want to read the others.

Nora St.Laurent
Life Way Book Club Leader
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