Young Amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family’s life on the snowy plains of Ontario. The mother of four young children and wife of a storekeeper, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, and… Read more »
Y’all already know that I’m passionate about story. As a teacher of international adults, I am passionate about presenting THE Story to people from other cultures in a way that resonates with THEM. Not Americanized. Not “native Christian-ized”. But relatable and easily understood no matter what your faith background or nationality…. Read more »
Pocket Prayers (with various authors; Thomas Nelson, March 2016) Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage. Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each… Read more »
I am privileged today to have not one, but TWO special guests hanging out on the blog! At the same time even 🙂 Laura Dellosso, with whom I review over at Straight Off The Page, recently had the chance to chat with Bible study author Erin Pavlicek about research, guilt, and… Read more »
About Clarina Nichols • Hardcover: 240 pages • Publisher: Quindaro Press (March 1, 2016) In 1827, when Clarina was a teenager, she remembers, “I had a longing desire to do good.” But America wasn’t ready for an ambitious, intelligent young woman. Clarina was supposed to get married and start a… Read more »
My favorite thing about Live Free from Margaret Feinberg and Bethany House Publishers is that it puts some purpose to my coloring. While my mind is peacefully engaged in deciding which shade I should make this butterfly, I am also meditating on the Bible verse that graces the page.
Bays tackles – with grit and grace – some of the deepest and darkest questions that touch every soul at some point in life. If you personally haven’t thought them (because we don’t dare say them out loud), someone close to you has… is… will.
And It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-Bye (David C Cook, March 2016) “I was here. I saw beauty. I embraced it.” -Kara Tippetts How do you live out extravagant love in the everyday moments? How do you celebrate grace when your life turns out… Read more »
I don’t know that I would recommend this book just by itself, as I think it would ultimately frustrate someone that genuinely wants to get out of debt or manage their finances. However, I do think it’s an important resource to use alongside other financial planning tools – to help you assess your attitude toward money and see why you feel financially insecure and/or unable to give as generously as you wish.
The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.
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.
A Page-Turning Storybook of Theology for Kids In the cellar of the old stone cathedral, Carla and Timothy uncover a life-changing treasure, a carefully wrapped ancient book known as The Ology. What adults might describe as a beautifully illustrated storybook of systematic theology, the kids discover to be a story… Read more »
Parents often experience a “freak out” moment when they realize their children’s view of God will primarily come from what they learn at home. Most parents spend more time helping their kids succeed at academics or athletics than infusing shared spiritual experiences into the rhythm of everyday family life. While… Read more »
Kara Tippetts’s story was not a story of disease, although she lost her battle with terminal cancer. It was not a story of saying goodbye, although she was intentional in her time with her husband and four children. Kara’s story was one of seeing God in the hard and in… Read more »
What does friendship look like in the midst of changing life seasons, loads of laundry—and even cancer? Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn teamed up to write Just Show Up, a story of their close friendship and walk through Kara’s battle with terminal cancer. Whether you are eager to be present to… Read more »
Follow the journey of five individuals as they tell authentic stories of circumstances that have forced them to examine how God might fit into their lives. This five-week small group resource helps spark spiritual conversations. Starting spiritual conversations with those outside of the church is a worthy, yet often difficult… Read more »
I’m pretty sure that debut author Valerie Woerner and I are kindred spirits. Both good girls, both imaginative worriers, both self-proclaimed book nerds. And y’all… she too has fully embraced the use of my favorite plural for “you” 🙂 Anne Shirley would be so elated for us! I adore the cover of The… Read more »
The wilderness. Maybe you know it well. The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck. Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled… Read more »
“People are tattered. Some say, ‘Then let’s make tattered fashionable.’ But God invites us to mend.” In her new book Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul, author Cynthia Ruchti takes the reader through a gallery of the restored and reclaimed and draws tender parallels between the… Read more »