Book Review

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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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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Curl Up with a Suspense Book from Colleen Coble!

The House at Saltwater Point By Colleen Coble, Thomas Nelson, The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel), Colleen Coble’s second book in the Lavender Tides series features Ellie Black Blackmore, blogger and the creative genius behind Lavender Farm Homes. She and her partner, Jason Yarwood, buy and remodel homes on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to resell to high-end clients. She and her sister, Mackenzie, seem to have their lives together, despite their tumultuous upbringing. All that changes when her…

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Hope for all the Martha Type-A Doers in the World

Are You Really a Type-A Doer Like Martha? Although I’d like to believe that Martha’s sister Mary and I have the most in common, I fool myself. So much so, that when I had a chance to help my friend Katie M. Reid out with launching her new book, Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done, I started reading with a superior attitude. After all, I love to spend time each day with Jesus. Sure,…

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The Importance of Being Battle Ready

Are You Battle Ready? When Kelly Balarie, author of Fear Fighting, invited me to participate on the launch team of her latest book, Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously I wondered if a pacifist like me needed a book about battle preparedness. Then I really read the subtitle: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously. Who wouldn’t want to know how to do those things? Balarie walks the reader…

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Not Your Typical Fluffy Romances

  The Love Letter Rachel Hauck Thomas Nelson, 352 pages, June 12, 2018. Chloe Daschel has grown up in Hollywood—but for the first time in long career she’s fallen in love with a character and she’s willing to call in a few favors to get the part. Something about the character of Esther Longfellow pulls at her like no other character has done before. The script, a freshman effort by the unknown Jesse Gates tells the epic story of a…

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