Category: nonfiction


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wise Guys by Kent Evans

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Wise Guys by Kent Evans

Posted May 26, 2016 / 4 Comments

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 […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Hope by Nika Maples

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Hope by Nika Maples

Posted May 13, 2016 / 7 Comments

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 […]


Book Review: At Work Within by Rick Osborne

Book Review: At Work Within by Rick Osborne

Posted May 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

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 […]


Review: Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

Review: Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi

Posted April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

  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 […]


Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign

Africa Study Bible Kickstarter Campaign

Posted April 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

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. […]


Review (and a Giveaway!): Pocket Prayers by Max Lucado

Review (and a Giveaway!): Pocket Prayers by Max Lucado

Posted April 8, 2016 / 5 Comments

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 […]


Author Interview: Erin Pavlicek (by Laura Dellosso)

Author Interview: Erin Pavlicek (by Laura Dellosso)

Posted April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

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 […]


Review: Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff

Review: Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff

Posted April 7, 2016 / 3 Comments

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 […]


Review: Live Free (An Adult Coloring Book) by Margaret Feinberg

Review: Live Free (An Adult Coloring Book) by Margaret Feinberg

Posted March 27, 2016 / 1 Comment

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.


Review: Finding God in the Ruins by Matt Bays

Review: Finding God in the Ruins by Matt Bays

Posted March 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.


Review: And It Was Beautiful by Kara Tippetts

Review: And It Was Beautiful by Kara Tippetts

Posted March 11, 2016 / 6 Comments

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 […]


Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Review: Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt & James Moline

Posted February 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

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.


Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Posted January 26, 2016 / 90 Comments

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.


Best Books of 2015: Nonfiction

Posted December 18, 2015 / 3 Comments

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.


Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Review: The Ology by Marty Machowski

Posted November 4, 2015 / 2 Comments

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 […]


Review: Pass It On by Jim Burns & Jeremy Lee

Review: Pass It On by Jim Burns & Jeremy Lee

Posted October 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

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 […]




Review: Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

Review: Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer

Posted September 30, 2015 / 5 Comments

Ever just wish the world would stop for a day so you could catch up?  No matter how much we accomplish in a day, we nearly always feel a little guilt over what we didn’t do. But do we really have more to do than the women who came before us? Maybe […]