Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Worthy Publishing: Prime of Life by P.D. Bekendam #grow4christ

on February 11, 2014

About the Book:

Operation First Novel 2013 contest winner, Prime of Life was released in Kindle edition only and has garnered in excess of 200 positive reviews with over 6,000 paid downloads.

Ben used to be a cardiothoracic surgeon before he suddenly abandoned his career and became a janitor at a retirement facility. Now, other than dealing with minor problems such as an unhealthy obsession with prime numbers, an inept boss, and a feud between two cantankerous retirees, he lives a relatively stress-free life. There is even hope for romance when an attractive podiatrist shows an interest in him. But it is not long before his past catches up with him and his carefully protected world begins to unravel. Filled with humor and quirky characters, Prime of Life delivers a satisfying and entertaining read.

You can find out how to purchase a copy by visiting Worthy Publishing’s website.

About the Author:

Author and practicing eye surgeon, Dr. Bekendam is happily married and the proud father of two boys. Proceeds from his writing go to help fund his activities in developing countries as he works to bring cataract surgery to the needlessly blind. Prime of Life is his debut novel.



My Opinion:

This is not typically the type of book that I would read so it was refreshing in that aspect and I enjoyed the humor and could almost picture the residents of Heritage Gardens as they go about their days, especially Frank and Marvin who seem intent on pulling the best prank and getting the best lady.  Comical and a short read this book was what I needed to get exposed to something outside of my ‘comfort’ genres.  Ben doesn’t have a belief in God or even in any god – although he says if one exists then that god isn’t the caring one that people are always talking about.  I also enjoyed Ben’s OCD lifestyle, even though I myself never did and still don’t understand prime numbers it was still comical – I think we all have some type of OCD tendencies which is what made it funny, even though those who live with this daily wouldn’t find it such.

Would I recommend this book to a friend?  Yes, most definitely, with that I will say there are several uses of the word c**p, I don’t use this word because to me it’s a cuss word but I do know Christians who are not offended and do use it and don’t see it the way I do.  Also there is some talk of romance between the elderly residents of Heritage Gardens, because of this it isn’t something I’d let my oldest daughter read – although I think she’d get a kick out of it.  That said the book was quite enjoyable and I read it fairly fast and I wasn’t expecting what Ben reveals at the end, but I won’t give it away because that wouldn’t be very nice of me, while it was a quick finish to the book it left me with a smile and that I appreciate.

(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws


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