Category: nonfiction

Author Interview: Lisa Pennington

Author Interview: Lisa Pennington

Posted March 15, 2017 / 9 Comments

Join me in welcoming Lisa Pennington to the blog today! Lisa has a passion for helping women find JOY! She is the author of Mama Needs a Do-Over and Tightropes and Teeter-Totters. She loves her Texas country life with her CPA, receipt-loving husband of 30 years and their nine children, some of whom […]


Book Review: Just the Essentials by Adina Grigore

Book Review: Just the Essentials by Adina Grigore

Posted March 13, 2017 / 18 Comments

The author of Skin Cleanse returns with a comprehensive guide to the ultimate ingredient for living an all-natural, plant-based lifestyle: essential oils. For millennia, essential oils have played a key role in health and beauty rituals. From references in the Bible (frankincense and myrrh) to Hippocrates (who documented the effects […]



Book Review: Making Marriage Beautiful by Dorothy Littell Greco

Book Review: Making Marriage Beautiful by Dorothy Littell Greco

Posted February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

What makes a marriage beautiful? Honesty? Compatibility? Physical and emotional intimacy? All of these are important, but there’s one component that determines the quality and longevity of a marriage more than anything else: a willingness to grow. Because a wedding joins together two imperfect people, all couples experience disappointment, conflict, […]



Book Review: Rise by Cara Brookins

Book Review: Rise by Cara Brookins

Posted January 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to […]


My Fave Reads of 2016: NonFiction

My Fave Reads of 2016: NonFiction

Posted December 31, 2016 / 12 Comments

Closing out this week of faves with my fave NONFICTION reads from 2016. While this isn’t my typical genre of choice, I am always in search of good nonfiction and when I find it I highlight and star and heart and circle all over the pages. And then usually shove […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to See Under My Tree

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Love to See Under My Tree

Posted December 20, 2016 / 30 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! In leading up to Christmas, we’ve talked about bookish gift ideas as well as actual books for every reader on your gift list. Today, I’m going to look at 10 books that I would personally enjoy finding under my tree. Perhaps not […]


Book Review (double feature): ScriptureDoodle & ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises by April Knight

Book Review (double feature): ScriptureDoodle & ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises by April Knight

Posted December 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

ScriptureDoodle: A Six-Week Devotional Experience (David C. Cook, October 2016) With inspiring exercises and prompts, this unique interactive guide introduces readers to a creative connection between Bible study, artistic expression, and worship. Often, in the busyness of life, Christians forget that God created them to enjoy creativity. With guided instruction […]


New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Nonfiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Spring 2017 Nonfiction

Posted December 17, 2016 / 6 Comments

Are your TBR piles overflowing after this week’s posts? Mine is no longer speaking to me. Nevertheless, I press on! Let’s close out this week of new releases by looking at the Nonfiction books on tap for January-April 2017. Here’s a recap of the week’s posts: Monday – Contemporary Fiction […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Pray A to Z by Amelia Rhodes

Posted December 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

Change the world one prayer at a time. How would our community change if instead of absently saying, “I’ll pray for you,” we actually did pray—deeply, intensely, and purposefully? Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Getaway with God by Letitia Suk

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Getaway with God by Letitia Suk

Posted December 8, 2016 / 4 Comments

What if a simple day away could transform your life? Does spending time with God sound like just one more thing to check off an ever-increasing to-do list? How are you supposed to fit in anything that threatens to be more time-consuming? Too often there’s simply no room to experience […]


Book Review: Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue

Book Review: Choosing Real by Bekah Jane Pogue

Posted December 1, 2016 / 4 Comments

Are you ready to release your control of needing to be everything for everyone? . . . The invitation is yours.  In Choosing REAL, author Bekah Pogue walks with you into life’s unplanned circumstances–specifically frantic schedules, pain and transition, feelings of unworthiness, loneliness, and tension. . .   And she’ll remind […]







Book Review: Forever Painless by Miranda Esmonde-White

Book Review: Forever Painless by Miranda Esmonde-White

Posted November 15, 2016 / 23 Comments

End chronic pain—for good—with this practical guide from the PBS personality behind Classical Stretch and author of the New York Times bestseller Aging Backwards. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Twenty percent of American adults accept back spasms, throbbing joints, arthritis aches, and other physical pain as […]