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Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for subject matter
Best for Ages: 13 and up
Description: In a world where war is glorified and violence enjoyed in films for all ages one question is never addressed - never answered. What is the worth of a single human life? Is one soul insignificant when compared to the sea of casualties?
For such a small book, Sanctity of Life sure packs a punch. It has gotten me to thinking about my beliefs a views.
When I got this book, I fully expected it to be an eloquent account of protecting human life. However, these few pages contain more questions than answers. This book was written to get writers especially to think about the value of life. Where should be take a stand? Is it okay to torture someone in the name of saving people, even as we saying torture is wrong at other times? This and many other questions are asked of the reader.
As much as would have liked more answers from this book, I have realized in the couple of weeks that have passed that its true values is in the questions it has raised. I find myself thinking about the violence that I am about to write more. It has made me ask the question many times: what is the value of a human life?
If you want to be challenged, I highly recommend this book.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.