“Discovering God Through the Arts: How We Can Grow Closer to God by Appreciating Beauty & Creativity” is a new release from Moody Publishers that immediately caught my attention. In this book, author Terry Glaspey asks (and answers) the question “what does art have to do with faith?” I’ve always been interested in this topic, because I believe that art – including music, films, novels, etc. – can be beneficial for more than just entertainment. This book helped me articulate HOW the arts can help build our faith and encourage thoughtful contemplation and growth in all areas of life.Continue reading
As you may know I do not often read science fiction or fantasy novels, but something about the new release by a bestselling father-daughter author duo really caught my attention. “The Girl Behind the Red Rope” is the first collaboration by Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker and was published by Revell in 2019. Let’s just say – I am SO glad I read this novel! Continue reading
A new addition to the non-fiction market has been released through Baker publishing, and is entitled “Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk” by Jordan Raynor. It is written especially for Christian entrepreneurs who want their work to feel more like a calling and less like a job. Continue reading
One of Revell Publishing’s newest releases to the non-fiction market is “Hurt Road” by none other than Mark Lee, guitarist for the Christian band Third Day. In a gentle, friendly style, Mark Lee invites us to join him in the stories he has lived, offering us a glimpse into “the music, the memories, and the miles between”. While “Hurt Road” is a book that can easily be enjoyed by anyone, I would especially recommend it to those with a love of music, as much of the book is written from the perspective of a musician. Continue reading
When it is well-written and compelling, Christian Historical Fiction cannot be beaten by any other genre (or at least that’s my opinion!). For many years Bethany House Publishers have excelled at releasing superior historical novels that not only meet expectations, but usually go above and beyond them. A new Bethany House release written by Judith Miller, the award-winning author of dozens of Historical Fiction novels, is a winner on all counts. “The Chapel Car Bride” combines a fascinating piece of little-known history with well-rounded characters to form a highly enjoyable story that transports you back in time to 1913, to a little mining town called Finch. Continue reading
Recently Stephanie from Graf-Martin Communications and the Nuts About Books program shared a video and a question with bloggers in the monthly newsletter. First, here is the video by Jocelyn Green, author of “The Mark of the King” (read my review for this book here). Isn’t it a delight?!