Category: nonfiction

Author Interview: Karla Akins & A Pair of Miracles

Author Interview: Karla Akins & A Pair of Miracles

Posted December 15, 2017 / 8 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Karla Akins to the blog today to talk about her book, A Pair of Miracles! Karla Akins is the mother of five, including twin sons with autism. She has a bachelor’s in special education from Western Governors University and a doctorate in Christian education from […]


Author Interview: Becky Baudouin and Cancer, Faith & Unexpected Joy

Author Interview: Becky Baudouin and Cancer, Faith & Unexpected Joy

Posted November 26, 2017 / 4 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Becky Baudouin to the blog today! Her new book is about a topic currently close to my own heart ♥ Becky Baudouin (pronounced Beau-dwen) is a freelance writer and speaker and a former columnist for Chicago’s Daily Herald newspaper. Her three daughters supplied her with […]


Author Interview: Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Author Interview: Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Posted November 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

As part of the Litfuse Blog Tour for Ordinary Graces, I am pleased to welcome Lucinda Secrest McDowell to the blog today! Lucinda Secrest McDowell is passionate about embracing life – both through deep soul care from drawing closer to God, as well as living courageously in order to touch […]



Book Review: Total Christmas Makeover by Melissa Spoelstra

Book Review: Total Christmas Makeover by Melissa Spoelstra

Posted November 20, 2017 / 1 Comment

Give your Christmas a makeover with this practical approach to help your family learn what it means to truly celebrate their Savior. In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and […]


Author Interview: Champ Thornton & Pass It On

Author Interview: Champ Thornton & Pass It On

Posted November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

As part of the Litfuse blog tour for Pass It On, I am pleased today to welcome Champ Thornton to the blog! Champ Thornton, MDiv, is associate pastor at Ogletown Baptist Church in Delaware. He has pastored in South Carolina and served as director of SOMA, a ministry training school […]


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 […]