The “Survival Guide” For Young Adults!

Have you read Jonathan “JP” Pokluda’s book “Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendships, Finances, and the Future”? If so, you will be excited to discover his new book from Revell entitled “Welcome to Adulting Survival Guide: 42 Days to Navigate Life”! It is an excellent addition to his full-length nonfiction book that really helps young adults remember and apply the practices that are so imperative as we enter our grown-up lives. Continue reading

A Rich Story About the Power of Words

I have been anticipating Erin Bartels’ new story for a long time – pretty much since her debut novel, “We Hope for Better Things”, released! Published by Revell in the late summer of 2019, “The Words Between Us” is a memorable, complex, rather haunting novel that fascinated and challenged me even as it swept me into a world that lingered in my imagination long after closing the book. As the back cover summarizes so well, “With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words – the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write – have more power than we imagine.” Continue reading

Every Page Is A Treasure – Don’t Miss This Exquisite New Release!

Sometimes a book just takes your breath away with its beauty. “Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship” by Ruth Chou Simons is just such a book, as each page is overflowing with inspiration in both words and images. Published by Harvest House in the autumn of 2019, this book will make a precious gift for the upcoming holiday season, but you will definitely need to keep one for yourself… After picking it up and flipping through the pages even for a moment, you won’t be able to resist sitting down with a cup of tea in hand and delving into the treasures found on each page. Continue reading

A Great Resource About Prayer

I am so grateful to be collecting and reading all of the books in the Moody Bible Studies for Women series, as each one has proven to be a valuable gem in my library. The newest in the series was written by Crickett Keeth, and is entitled “On Bended Knee: Praying Like Prophets, Warriors, and Kings – An 8-Week Bible Study”. This book is for you (and me) if you are “dissatisfied with your prayer life, wanting to be more consistent in prayer, or looking to deepen your intimacy with God”. Continue reading

A Must-Read If You’ve Ever Been Told You’re Too Sensitive. . .

Have you ever been told “you’re just too sensitive” and “don’t let things get to you”? Do you find yourself very aware of your surroundings, including tiny details that other people often miss? Do you take longer to process new information and form a response than others? Do loud noises, bright lights, and strong smells affect you intensely? If you answered yes to any of these sample questions, you just might be an HSP – a Highly Sensitive Person. . . According to Denise J. Hughes and Cheri Gregory’s new book from Harvest House Publishers, “Sensitive & Strong: A Guide for Highly Sensitive Persons and Those Who Love Them”, one in five people are HSPs, but many of us have become adept at hiding this truth – even from ourselves. Continue reading

Fascinating Historical Details Once Again From Judith Miller

You can always count on acclaimed author Judith Miller to bring a fascinating, little-known snippet of history to life and create a unique story around it! “A Perfect Silhouette” is a shining example, as the historical art of Scherenschnitte, a German word for paper cutting in the shape of a silhouette, comes to life as our heroine’s hidden talent. Published by Bethany House in the fall of 2019, this Christian Historical novel is certain to please many fans of the genre. Continue reading

A Delight From Start to Finish!

I’ll just give you fair warning – be prepared for a good amount of gushing about how fantastic this book was! (There, you’ve been warned!) “You Belong With Me” was written by Tari Faris and published by Revell as the first in the new “Restoring Heritage” series. I’ve never read anything by this author before, but now I cannot wait for her next story to release – I loved every word of “You Belong With Me” and found myself alternately smiling, wiping away tears, and laughing at the engaging story of Hannah, Luke, and the town of Heritage. Continue reading

The Newest Politano Masterpiece

Joanna Davidson Politano’s newest novel is utterly mesmerizing from start to finish – proving once again that when this author tells a story, her readers are in for a captivating journey! “Finding Lady Enderly” was published by Revell in the autumn of 2019, and was highly anticipated by fans of Joanna’s previous two novels. Each of her tales are masterfully written, combining a breathless plot with thought-provoking themes that cause us to ponder more carefully about subjects we may simply take for granted. In the case of Lady Enderly, we are urged, along with our heroine, to take a deeper look at the identities we possess, both inner and outer. Continue reading

Like A Balm for Your Heart

Have you ever felt unimportant, unlovable, not good enough, or simply out of place? I think for just about everyone, at some point in our lives, the answer to this question is ‘yes’. In her new book entitled “Back Roads to Belonging: Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People”, author Kristen Strong dives into the topic of belonging, exploring many of the struggles we all experience while gently reminding us of the power of relaxing into the unique role, time, place, and circumstance that God has placed each one of us. Continue reading

Another Suspense-Filled St. John Family Adventure

The St. John family saga continues as Lincoln St. John gets his own story in Lynette Eason’s newest Romantic Suspense novel in the “Blue Justice” series: “Vow of Justice”. Published by Revell in the fall of 2019, this story kept me reading late at night as the breathless pace rose to a dramatic climax that was simply un-put-downable. Continue reading