Category: Christian

Dec 31
Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pepper D. Basham

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Pepper D. Basham

Author Interview, Becky Wade, Beth Pattillo, Christian, Denise Hunter, giveaway, Janice Hanna Thompson, Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz, Liz Curtis Higgs, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Ruth Logan Herne, Siri Mitchell 25

Since Pepper is one of my very favorite people in the world and A Twist of Faith is one of my very favorite books, I thought it would be fun to see what some of PEPPER’s favorite things are! So, you know, I asked her 🙂

Dec 24
Review: Pieces on Earth by Cathy Bryant

Review: Pieces on Earth by Cathy Bryant

Cathy Bryant, Christian, Christmas, contemporary 1

The plot of Pieces on Earth revolved around Liv’s anxiety and stress over her husband’s unexpected deployment to Afghanistan as well as other life “yuck” that just all piles on at once. Through the process, Liv and her daughter and even a friend or two learn a truth timely for today’s world – Life is broken. We are broken. Everything is a mess. But God sent Jesus to be our “Fixer”, to rescue us from our mess and repair what is broken.

Dec 18
Best Books of 2015: Nonfiction

Best Books of 2015: Nonfiction

Amy Lively, Best Books 2015, Christian, Cynthia Ruchti, Jill Lynn Buteyn, Max Lucado, nonfiction, Valerie Woerner 3

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.

Dec 17
Best Books of 2015: Amish Fiction

Best Books of 2015: Amish Fiction

Amish, Best Books 2015, Christian, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kathleen Fuller, Olivia Newport, Patricia Davids, Shelley Shepard Gray, Vannetta Chapman 14

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.

Dec 16
Best Books of 2015: Mystery/Suspense

Best Books of 2015: Mystery/Suspense

Best Books 2015, Christian, Dani Pettrey, Irene Hannon, Janice Cantore, Julie Klassen, Lynette Eason, Margaret Brownley, mystery/suspense, Patricia Bradley, Shelley Shepard Gray, Susan Sleeman 8

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.

Dec 14
Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

Christian, contemporary, Laurie Alice Eakes, mystery/suspense, romance 5

Laurie Alice Eakes quite simply has a way with words… and with characters. I was delighted to see these strengths just as evident in The Mountain Midwife, her first contemporary novel, as in her historicals. The fact that characters in The Mountain Midwife descended from characters in two of her historical series made it just all the more thrilling for a book adorer like me.

Dec 12
Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Christian, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Shelley Shepard Gray 5

Shelley Gray’s brilliantly crafted mystery trilogy is perfect for romantic suspense fans, especially those that lean toward the historical. (Not the hysterical, mind you. Let’s save our swooning for the kisses!) The recurring theme of people being more than what they appear resonates through all 3 books and is most perfectly illustrated in the comparison to the buildings constructed for the World’s Fair. Characters whose lives seem “outwardly impressive” are proven to be “structurally unsound” while the reverse is also true just as frequently. An entertaining and compelling reminder that, while we so often look no further than the outside, God sees our hearts.