Invitations to Abundance: Such A Meaningful Experience

Have you ever picked up a book and, as you read it, realized it was such a timely message for your life right at this moment?  Invitations to Abundance: How the Feasts of the Bible Nourish Us Today” by Alicia J. Akins was just such a book for me, because the concept of biblical feasting has been a recurring theme in my life for the last several months.  None of the other resources I’ve read on the topic have been as deep and all-inclusive as this title though, and I am so thankful I was able to dive into this new release from Harvest House Publishers.   Continue reading

A New Look At The Fruits Of The Spirit

“How God Loves Us: 40 Days to Discovering His Character in the Fruit of the Spirit” is a new book from Moody Publishers written by Jessica Thompson.  This special little volume initially drew my attention because it takes such a unique approach to the Fruits of the Spirit as defined in the book of Galatians.  Why?  Because with Jessica as our guide, we step into the truth that it is because God loves us in these ways – joyfully, peacefully, patiently, kindly, with goodness, faithfully, gently, and with self-control – that we can love others in this way too.   Continue reading

Take An In-Depth Journey With Moses

Erica Wiggenhorn has a special gift for bringing characters from the Bible to life, and making their stories, struggles, and strivings become relatable to our own lives.  Her new book from Moody Publishers, “Letting God Be Enough: Why Striving Keeps You Stuck And How Surrender Sets You Free” is a bit of a deviation from the last three Bible studies she’s written; instead this book is written in a basic 16-chapter format.  At the end of each chapter is a section to help us pause and reflect, apply, and pray about the content we just read. Continue reading

I Can’t Wait For December To Read This Book!

The air is turning colder, the days are getting shorter, and only a few tenacious leaves are still clinging to the trees.  You know what that means – Christmas is just around the corner!  And although we may try to deny it, with the holiday season usually comes busyness, stress, and the pressures to do and buy and go and see even more.  But, as beloved author Susie Larson says, what if there is a different way this year?  Prepare Him Room: A Daily Advent Devotional” from Bethany House Publishers is a beautiful little volume that challenges us to ask the question: What matters most this Christmas season? Continue reading

A Book You May Just Need – Right Now


Have you ever had a book arrive in your life unexpectedly – maybe you’ve never heard of it before, or never read anything by that author – and yet it was exactly the book you needed right at that moment in time?  This was the case for me with a new book by Sally Clarkson, entitled “HELP, I’m Drowning: Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace and Hope”.  When I first saw this title, little did I know that by the time it arrived in my mailbox our family would be facing a huge health crisis, and our entire lives would be turned upside down in the space of a few weeks.  And yet, of course, God knew… Continue reading

A Small Book With A Big Impact

What If Jesus Was Serious About Prayer? A Visual Guide to the Spiritual Practice Most of Us Get Wrong” by Skye Jethani definitely has a title that captures your attention, doesn’t it?  Published by Moody in the summer of 2021, this compact little book is overflowing with thought-provoking “If Jesus was serious” statements, followed by a deeper look into the ripple effect of taking that statement to heart. Continue reading

Fascinating and Profound New Biblical Fiction from Angela Hunt!

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this new Bethany House release from Angela Hunt, but it ended up being the most thought-provoking novel I’ve read in a long while.  A Woman of Words” is based on the lives of two fascinating people from the New Testament, and an unlikely pair of narrators – Mary, mother of Jesus, and former-tax-collector-turned-disciple, Matthew.   Continue reading

Esther’s Story Like We’ve Never Seen It Before

When I saw the newest addition to the Moody Bible Studies for Women collection, I was so excited to see the topic!  “Summoned: Answering a Call to the Impossible – An 8-Week Study of Esther” was written by Megan B. Brown, and is about the book of the Bible named after a young, secretly-Jewish queen…  But let me also say, this book takes you on a journey deep behind-the-scenes of Esther’s story that is unlike any you’ve taken before.  

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GirlDefined’s First Devotional Is Awesome!

I have read each and every one of Kristen Clark and Bethany Beal’s books, and I was so excited to see them release a devotional for the first time this spring!  “Shine Bright: 60 Days to Becoming a Girl Defined by God” is a beautiful little hardcover from BakerBooks, and more importantly, the inside is packed with 60 daily doses of hope, reflection, and guidance for getting into God’s word.  

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Thoughtful New Collection from Hannah Anderson

Every book I’ve read by Hannah Anderson is like a retreat for the soul, a space where I can be quiet, calm, and contemplative.  “Turning of Days: Lessons from Nature, Season, and Spirit” was released by Moody Publishers and is a bit different from her usual books, mainly because, as Hannah herself explains, it is “a collection of devotional essays (rather than in my typical book-length form) because I want to invite you to slow down and reflect on nature’s testimony.”  It is organized by the four seasons, and includes beautifully simple sketches and illustrations completed by Hannah’s husband Nathan.   

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