Every Christian knows that putting the Fruit of the Spirit into practice takes a daily effort and commitment, and it takes a lifetime to master any one of them, let alone all nine. In this new coloring book for adults, Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit celebrates these powerful virtues that… Read more »
Time was ticking away and Tiffany was losing her mind, waiting for Mr. Right to show up and press the “START” button on life. That led to a horribly broken relationship, addiction to attention from guys, and fear — constant, tormenting fear — that no one would ever love her…. Read more »
Like most brides on their wedding day, you no doubt were filled with love for your husband and the hope of a happy life together. But perhaps today, as the realities of life together have settled in, those happy expectations are going unfulfilled. And it’s tempting to think, “If only… Read more »
A practical handbook on how to fight better—together—for your marriage. In every marriage, there is conflict. And with every conflict, there is a choice for resolution. Will you ignore the issue until it seemingly goes away? Or will you work together to find peace? In Don’t Go to Bed Angry,… Read more »
Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God? If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if… Read more »
This may be shocking to some of you, but I do in fact read nonfiction on occasion 😉 Clearly not as often as I read fiction, but I have a handful of topics and authors that stay on my radar. As such, I managed to scrape up a few… Read more »
A devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and… Read more »
For guys, more than ever, it’s a confusing world. Your GPS doesn’t offer any maps showing how to get to the point of wisdom — and who likes asking for directions anyway? But there are ways to get that guidance you need. The answers may be all around you, in… Read more »
At twenty, Nika Maples learned that when hope was all she had, she claimed it boldly while defying all odds to recover from a devastating stroke. The lessons from that struggle are powerful and universal, and she shares those lessons in her new book, Hunting Hope. Doctors warned that she had… Read more »
Salvation * Discipleship * Transformation God saw you and determined to make you into His image and likeness long before you were born. His vision for you and your life is so amazing, it’s beyond your imagining. What if you could be that person now? Well, you can be. God… Read more »
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.