15 September 2012

Rooted by Murray Pura Reviewed by Marian Baay


Zondervan, 2010


Reviewed by Marian Baay

5 stars~*****


I listened to the audiobook of Rooted. Murray Pura is a passionate writer and story-teller. It was a pleasure to listen to this book – a book to get back to again. I love gardens and enjoy Gods beautiful creation, so I was really looking forward to hear what the author had to share about this. I found out that this book is much more than only a talk about the major gardens in the Bible. It shows so much of God’s love for us. It touches the hard things in life like sin and suffering, but it also offers hope and promise for the future.



Murray Pura is an artist who paints with words – he creates the most beautiful sceneries. His books are a true pleasure to read and this audiobook a joy to listen to.





Murray's book can be purchased through Amazon, at CBD, also available through Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores.



GIVEAWAY: Carrie is giving away a hardcover copy of Rooted to one of the commenters today. Leave a comment and your email for a chance to win.

34 comments:

  1. Murray is an awesome writer/storyteller. I love to read his work and would love to win "Rooted". Please count me in.
    Darlene

    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. hi DARLENE, you are entered. Good luck!

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  3. I want to be entered!
    likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  4. As you know I'm reading my first Pura book The Wings of Morning, and it's true Murray is a great story teller, I love this book and I'm only on page 171 :)
    So I'm really looking forward to this book about the gardens of scripture.
    please count me in mirjam(at)fotoflits(dot)com

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  5. i would love to be entered. I love the part that says Murray Pura is an artist who paints with words.
    p_cowans@yahoo.com

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  6. MIRJAM, so good to hear that you are enjoying Murray's book! The Wings of Morning is a great book indeed.

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  7. PAT, I cherish this book. It was SO beautiful! I have listened to it twice already! :)

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  8. A lovely review, MARIAN, and a book I will surely read after I finish my current Bible study book. God has indeed blessed MURRAY with a wonderful gift..."an artist who paints with words." Love that!

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  9. MARIAN...Superb job on the review! I really need to get this book since I so emjoyed Murray's A Bride's Flight. :)

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  10. DIANA, I hope and pray you will also be blessed by this book! And yes, MURRAY really is "The Painter with Words".

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  11. TERESA, so far Murray's work hasn't disappointed me. I have two more of his books on my shelf waiting to be read by me... and hub, too! :)

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  12. MARIAN, I wonder if MURRAY would be surprised that his interview is the second highest pageview of all of the posts we've had on OTT-WGH ever! I think that say s a lot!

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  13. Yes, I told him that Hurricane MURRAY had blown through that week, and that we were all having to rest up the week after...the calm after the storm so to speak... :)

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  14. I would love to be entered for a copy of Rooted! I have Murray's "Wings" book but haven't started it yet...shhhh don't tell him ;)

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  15. ANNE, you better start reading Wings soon, because it is a great read! Good luck in the drawing for Rooted. :)

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  16. Beautiful review, Marian, and the cover for this devotional is lovely. Murray has amazing talent and his testimony is one of the most powerful I have read yet! Blessings!

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  17. I'd love to win a copy of Murray's book. He is such a gifted author. I look forward to reading more of his books. Thanks for offering this giveaway!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  18. Thank you, CARRIE! I listened to this book in a difficult time and it really blessed me.

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  19. NANCEE, I agree with you. Good luck in the drawing.

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  20. Would love to win! It sounds great.
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  21. Murray writes real interesting books. I would love to win this one "Roots"' Please enter me for this contest. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  22. Oh, I thought you meant me. ;) That lady should win just b/c of her awesome name!!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by MAXIE! Good luck in the drawing!

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  24. Lady DI, ask CARRIE if you can do the 'drawing'. Ahem... ;)

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  25. ANNE PAYNE--Random.org selected you to receive the winning copy of "Rooted" by Murray Pura! Congrats!!!

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  26. Random.org loves ANNE PAYNE - just like we do. :) Congrats, Anne!

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  27. Awesome!!! I love you ladies too :) The LORD knows I need this, that's why I won!

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  28. Sounds like this devotional will really bless you, ANNE!!

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  30. DARLENE KEITH was our overall winner for the ANNE MATEER drawing and she chose "At Every Turn."

    Congrats, Darlene!

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