Book Reviews

Sometimes, we make Christianity more complicated than we need to. We create God in our image and his desires in the image of our preferences. Rusty George's new book shares a simple path to following Jesus that all of us need to know. #mercy #justice #socialjustice #followingjesus #christianity

Looking for a Simple Path to Following Jesus?

Sometimes, we make Christianity more complicated than we need to. We create God in our image and his desires in the image of our preferences. Rusty George’s new book shares a simple path to following Jesus that all of us need to know. #mercy #justice #socialjustice #followingjesus #christianity

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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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A Daring Venture Makes a Perfect Companion for Long Summer Evenings

A Daring Venture Elizabeth Camden Bethany House, 352 pages, June 5, 2018. Elizabeth Camden’s newest release, A Daring Venture, hits it out of the ballpark with humor, romance, intrigue, and inspiration. Dr. Rosalind Werner, biochemist and crusader for clean water, has her work cut out for her. Despite the modern conveniences of life in 1908, men’s views of educated women haven’t caught up to the modern realities. Scandal chased her and her brother Gus and his wife from Heidelberg, Germany…

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Book Talk Tuesdays: March 2018 New Releases

Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. The Innkeeper’s Daughter By Michelle Griep, published by Shilo Run Press, 322 pages, March 1, 2018 Johanna Langley walks a tightrope between success and the workhouse. In order to keep the Blue…

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February Releases to Fall in Love With

  Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. The Lost Castle—February 6 By Kristy Cambron What can an 18th century noble Frenchwoman, a lady ravaged by Alzheimer’s and her granddaughter have in common? Nothing—until Lady Vi has a moment…

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Five Tips for Building a Good Relationship with NetGalley

My Good Intention to Buy Fewer Books For years, my husband has chided me for the amount of money I spend on books, and the book cases necessary to house my collection. When we moved in 2013, I donated hundreds of books to the library. Only my favorites made the move to Arizona. I had every intention to purchase fewer books (it helped that browsing in the closest Christian bookstore required a three-and-a-half hour drive). Our first year here, I…

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Books to Ring in the New Year: January Releases

Note: Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate. Net Galley sends me advanced digital copies of these books in exchange for my honest opinion on their website. I only feature books that I really love on my blog. Steal Away Home—January 2, 2018 By Billy Coffey I don’t often read books about baseball—mostly because I’d rather scrub toilets than watch a baseball game. Call me unAmerican. Whilst searching for something…

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