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“God Loves Ugly” book & study guide review

My women's group chose Christa Black Gifford's "God Loves Ugly & Love Makes Beautiful" book and study guide for a 9-week study on Zoom. Christa is a popular blogger, singer, songwriter, and violinist, as well as an author and speaker. She has played violin on tour with the Jonas brothers, Jordan Sparks, and Michael W.… Continue reading “God Loves Ugly” book & study guide review

Book review · Inspiring Reads · Nonfiction · Things I'm Learning

A Review of Bob Goff’s “Dream Big”

It's been a while since I read Bob Goff's "Everybody, Always," but I remember him for his storytelling, generous spirit, and loving heart for people. Having read his latest book, “Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You're Going To Do About It,” I echoed my husband Dave's response: I… Continue reading A Review of Bob Goff’s “Dream Big”

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A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”

I recommend the book “Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God” by Timothy Keller for readers who seek well-researched, well-thought-out answers about prayer. In my last post, I gave my first impressions: "This is not light reading." I remembered while drafting this review that I had a similar experience with another author I labeled "difficult."… Continue reading A review of Timothy Keller’s 2014 book on “Prayer”

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I can have an e-lending library!

I was so excited today to learn that I can loan out books I own on my Kindle. I can have an e-lending library -- Woo-hoo! If you haven't seen this, let me share. Here is a screenshot of one of the books I just reviewed: See in the top line that says "You purchased… Continue reading I can have an e-lending library!

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A review of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst

I just finished re-reading Lysa TerKeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way." When I started reading this book with my women's Bible study, I found myself grabbing my pencil and highlighting so many gems. I could hear TerKeurst’s voice long before seeing the DVD of breakout sessions. It wasn’t long before I thought… Continue reading A review of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst

Book review · Impressions · Things I'm Learning

A review of Christy Lefteri’s upcoming novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

“What does it mean to see?” Christy Lefteri asked this question working on her first novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” A daughter of Cypriot refugees, she was drawn to volunteer work for a UNICEF-led refugee center in Athens. The people she worked with wanted to tell their stories despite the language barrier, and she became… Continue reading A review of Christy Lefteri’s upcoming novel “The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

Book review · Things I'm Learning

A review of “Blessed, Broken, and Given” by Glenn Packiam, an ARC

This week I finished reading an uncorrected proof of Glenn Packiam’s “Blessed, Broken, and Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus.”* I did see a few places where two words stuck together, but overall I couldn't tell this was a proof. (Hopefully someone catches that, but those words might have run… Continue reading A review of “Blessed, Broken, and Given” by Glenn Packiam, an ARC