Book Talk Tuesdays

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Lovers of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Becoming Mrs. Lewis Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, a fictionalized biography (is that even a genre?), reads like an autobiography and simmers like a good novel. The author has taken the life story of the woman who captured C..S. Lewis’s heart and turned it into an intimate look inside the mind and heart of a brilliant woman. The author weaves a beautiful first-person narrative Joy Davidman, who as a child escaped…

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Gift Ideas for Avid Readers of Inspirational Historical Fiction

Do you need gift ideas for an avid reader of inspirational historical fiction? These three treats will fit the bill! Buy one, or all three–just make sure you actually give them away (you can always ask to borrow the book when the recipient finishes)! #bookreview #amreading #inspy #historicalficiton

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Middle Grade Books about Courage for Girls and Boys

If you’re looking for great middle grade books to give as gifts to girls and boys between the ages of 8-12, I have two recommendations. Likewise, if you know a middle grade English-Language Arts teacher, they might appreciate one, too. Both books take a unique look at courage.  NetGalley and the publishers provided advanced copies of the books to me. Opinions belong to me (and I only promote books I really love). Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press,…

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Sex Scandals in American History: Have We Learned Anything?

Bringing Down the Colonel Trigger Warning: This post deals with a book about sexual predation that reveals one the biggest sex scandals in American history. Before I get to the book review, you should understand a few things about human psychology—bits and pieces that help guide us as we discuss sexual assault,rape, and harassment. You also need to know a few things about me.  Let me just state up front that I have nothing against men. I married a wonderful…

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Book Talk Tuesday: Books to Strengthen Your Faith

If you’re looking for books to strengthen your faith, you won’t want to miss this new release from Lauren Gaskill Why You Need Books to Strengthen Your Faith You may wonder why anyone would need to read more than the Bible to strengthen their faith. I’ll tell you why. Although the Bible has myriad examples of ordinary people who walked with God through trials, some times, those giants of faith don’t seem relatable to us today. We don’t have to…

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Win a Copy of It’s All Under Control!

Do You Ever Feel Like Nothing’s Under Control? Maybe you need to read Jennifer Dukes Lee’s latest book, It’s All Under Control: A Journey of Letting Go, Hanging On, and Finding a Peace You Almost Forgot Was Possible Jennifer is my kind of person—real, witty, friendly, and struggling to get all the things done (in just the right way). And just like me, she struggles with her inner control freak. Unfortunately, she (and everybody else in this world) can’t control…

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