Category: nonfiction

Book Review: Pass It On by Champ Thornton

Book Review: Pass It On by Champ Thornton

Posted November 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

Let Scripture reform the next generation. There are many different kinds of legacies we can leave, but sharing yourself and your faith with the next generation will always stand the test of time. Through showing himself and his wisdom in the book of Proverbs, God has also left his legacy […]


Book Review: A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco

Book Review: A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco

Posted November 16, 2017 / 12 Comments

“A Woman Overwhelmed” is a phrase with which many women can relate. But what would happen if we could see the insanity in our pace and embrace our overwhelming God? There is a reason they say that a woman’s work is never done- because it isn’t! As women, we often […]



Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pockets of Joy by Roxane Battle

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pockets of Joy by Roxane Battle

Posted October 26, 2017 / 17 Comments

“No matter your situation, you have a choice. I chose joy.” Roxane Battle was on television for much of her adult life. As a news reporter and anchor, she traveled the world and met notable people from Jay Leno to Mariah Carey to Prince. But shortly after landing her dream […]


Book Review: Descriptions and Prescriptions by Michael R. Emlet

Book Review: Descriptions and Prescriptions by Michael R. Emlet

Posted October 23, 2017 / 5 Comments

OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder . . . these are not just diagnoses from the DSM; they are part of our everyday vocabulary and understanding of people. As Christians, how should we think about psychiatric diagnoses and their associated treatments? We can’t afford to isolate ourselves and simply dismiss these […]


Author Interview: Micah Maddox & Anchored In

Author Interview: Micah Maddox & Anchored In

Posted October 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Micah Maddox to the blog today! Micah Maddox is a women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, writer and blogger. She can now add “author” to her résumé with the release of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World. She loves helping women find […]


Author Interview: Tricia Goyer & Walk It Out

Author Interview: Tricia Goyer & Walk It Out

Posted September 28, 2017 / 2 Comments

We know her for her novels, but my second guest for today also writes non-fiction! Tricia Goyer is a prolific author of more than sixty books. She is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of four, and wife to John. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Center in Kalispell, […]


Sunday Book Club: Such Devotion

Sunday Book Club: Such Devotion

Posted September 24, 2017 / 24 Comments

Happy Sunday, my friends! Do you use a specific book for your ‘devotions’ (time with God)? I tend to get bored with just one so I mix it up a bit, using several throughout the year. I tend to keep the same faves and add to them haha! So if […]


Book Review (and Preorder Bonus Info!): Reading People by Anne Bogel

Book Review (and Preorder Bonus Info!): Reading People by Anne Bogel

Posted September 8, 2017 / 8 Comments

If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we’re finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn’t as simple […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kari Patterson & Sacred Mundane

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Kari Patterson & Sacred Mundane

Posted August 26, 2017 / 37 Comments

Kari Patterson (Kari rhymes with sorry, not scary) is a beloved daughter of God, and her life’s aim is to please her Father. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Multnomah Seminary and reaches thousands of women worldwide through speaking events and her popular blog, Sacred Mundane. Patterson […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): I’ll Have What She’s Having by Erin Carlson

Posted August 25, 2017 / 35 Comments

A backstage look at the making of Nora Ephron’s revered trilogy–When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle–which brought romantic comedies back to the fore, and an intimate portrait of the beloved writer/director who inspired a generation of Hollywood women, from Mindy Kaling to Lena Dunham. In […]


Author Interview: Donna Gaines & Choose Wisely, Live Fully

Author Interview: Donna Gaines & Choose Wisely, Live Fully

Posted August 21, 2017 / 8 Comments

Donna Gaines is a speaker, author of Choose Wisely, Live Fully, Seated: Living from Our Position in Christ and Leaving Ordinary: Encounter God Through Extraordinary Prayer, and founder of ARISE2Read – a nonprofit that recruits churches to adopt and provide tutors for inner-city elementary schools. Donna also teaches Bible study […]



Author Interview: Jonathan Daugherty & Secrets

Author Interview: Jonathan Daugherty & Secrets

Posted August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

As part of the Litfuse Blog Tour for Secrets, I am pleased to welcome Jonathan Daugherty to the blog today! Jonathan Daugherty is the founder of Be Broken Ministries, and founder of Gateway to Freedom workshop for men. He also hosts the weekly radio broadcast, Pure Sex Radio, and is […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Door Cracked Open by Carmina Edwards

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Door Cracked Open by Carmina Edwards

Posted August 9, 2017 / 23 Comments

Raised in a mean-spirited, poverty-stricken home in the seventies, where her quarrelsome father tries to squash her carefree spirit and her three siblings make fun of her, Amy struggles to understand what value she has. Somehow finding God in the midst of an atheist upbringing, she perseveres to grow up […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Betsy Singleton Snyder

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Betsy Singleton Snyder

Posted June 23, 2017 / 2 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Betsy Singleton Snyder to the blog today! Betsy Singleton Snyder, author of “Stepping on Cheerios,” is a pastor, a former missionary to the arts community, writer, and blogger. She and her husband, Dr. Vic Snyder who formerly served in the U.S. House of Representatives for […]


Guest Post and Book Spotlight: As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti

Guest Post and Book Spotlight: As My Parents Age by Cynthia Ruchti

Posted June 7, 2017 / 15 Comments

Anytime I get to hear from Cynthia Ruchti, I feel as though I’m being hugged. Her gentle spirit, quick humor, and warm heart touch everything she writes.  Her newest book, which you’ll learn more about in a moment, is a collection of 52 “me-too” reflections on the ups and downs, […]


Author Interview: Deron Spoo

Author Interview: Deron Spoo

Posted May 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

As part of the Litfuse blog tour for The Good Book, I am pleased to welcome Deron Spoo to the blog today! Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Claudia Loopstra

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Claudia Loopstra

Posted May 29, 2017 / 17 Comments

I am so honored to welcome Claudia Loopstra back to the blog! Today, she’s here to talk about her book Redemptive Love: Living with an alcoholic father. As my own uncle died from alcoholism two weeks ago, this is a subject very close to my heart right now. As well […]