Sunday, August 28, 2011

Promotion: Review of Sparrow Alone on the Housetop

by Vivian Zabel

          Sparrow Alone of the Housetop by Jean James and Mary James will be released in two weeks. As I do when we don't have a contributor, I'm sharing a review of the book to spark interest and to promote 4RV books and authors.

Review of Sparrow Alone on the Housetop 

(James, Jean and James, Mary, 2011 4RVPublishing) 
by Denise Hall Dickinson, 
founder of, Missions Promotion and Support Network

          Jean James and Mary James have written an incredibly compelling tale of wealthy corporate American power and corruption amid the backdrop of a single Christian woman’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of the poverty stricken residents of two small villages in the Mexican highlands. Her successful mission is abruptly interrupted by a sudden chain of events and she finds herself back in her former life, unwillingly and yet just in the right place and time to still make a difference to her friends in the villages, now suffering, possibly at the hands of her father’s corporation.

           Sparrow’s main character, Anne, full of spunk and tenacity, searches for the truth while vowing to maintain her Christian integrity. Complicating that search is her new friend, Jim Orr, a pilot who works for her father’s corporation, which makes Anne unsure of his trustworthiness. Anyone with a respect for mission work or ministry will appreciate the selfless attitudes and actions woven into the storyline. Scripture and suspense meet in the pages of this unique story of faith and family- for better or worse.

Denise Hall Dickinson, August 23, 2011

           The novel may be pre-ordered on the 4RV Bookstore, and it will be available through any bookstore as well as online sites after September 15.


  1. The website reference should all be together to link to the correct ""; as it is, it takes you to a search for legal trial witnesses. thank you

  2. The part linked is all that was linked on the review itself. I don't have any way to correct since I never had the full link. I also Googled your organization and can't find it.

  3. The link to the mission site is:
    From there I went to their facebook page where they have some awesome videos about their work.