A Much-Needed Book For Today

We can get overwhelmed by the enemy’s roars to the point that we no longer hear the loudest roar of our mighty God and the truth of His Word.”  Isn’t that the case?  I know it is for me.  With this insightful statement ringing in our ears, author Judy Dunagan goes on to show us that we CAN fight the roars of the enemy because we have Jesus Christ, who has already won the battle, on our side.  Published by Moody, “The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ” is a powerful little volume that will encourage, inspire, and challenge us to live as though victory is ours – because it IS! Continue reading

Discover (Or Rediscover) Your Creativity – Guest Review by Hayley

Let There Be Art” is a poetically written book helping us to see the creativity in the everyday.  With stories, honesty, and gentleness, “Let There Be Art” encourages each reader’s own unique creativity, and helps it flourish in unexpected places.     Continue reading

You Won’t Be Able to Put It Down – If You Dare To Pick It Up!

I don’t know how she does it… Jaime Jo Wright never fails to deliver a story that is simultaneously haunting yet redemptive, atmospheric yet spiritual, and macabre yet beautiful.  Talk about a fascinating juxtaposition of themes!  The Premonition at Withers Farm” is one of the most gripping novels I’ve read in a long while, as the mystery and murder sweeping through a small town in the year 1910 brings mayhem and unexplainable intentions.  The unexpected part?  It seems to be happening again, in the same town, but this time in the present day… Continue reading

Unforgettable – Challenging – Beautiful

Wow, just wow… those are my first thoughts after closing the cover of the second book I’ve read by the amazing Katie Powner.  Where the Blue Sky Begins” is an incredibly powerful story set in a rural little Montana town – a town where, as we quickly discover, it is the perfect place to find answers to the age old question: what are the things in life that truly matter?     Continue reading

A Beautiful Story Featuring A Very Special Character

I don’t know how she does it, but Stephenia H. McGee’s new release from Revell is so vivid and real in my imagination that it feels more like a movie than a novel!  The Secrets of Emberwild” is a beautiful, sweeping, and unforgettable story that I adored from start to finish, and if you enjoy Christian Historical Fiction it should definitely be high on your to-read list as well.   Continue reading

A Masterpiece, and Stunning Series Conclusion – Guest Review by Hayley

The final book in a series has rather high expectations attached to it.  Especially in a series such as this one, where the characters and plots are intertwined so tightly, each book flowing into the next, and the entire series spanning only a single summer.  The final instalment is not only the completion of one story, but of the many tales of each character we have come to know. Continue reading

Wow – What An Amazing Book – Or Should I Say Battle Plan?


When I pick up a book by Susie Larson, I know that I will be challenged, humbled, and provided with so much wisdom and godly strength that I will not be able to remain unchanged after reading it.  Strong in Battle: Why the Humble Will Prevail” is her newest release from Bethany House Publishers, and is perhaps her most powerful work yet.  I honestly gained so much from this book that it’s hard to describe… but I shall do my best, because it deserves accolades in abundance.   Continue reading

So Much Life Is Held Within These Pages

What a beautiful, unexpected, ‘overflowing’ book this was!  What do I mean by overflowing?  Well, there was just so much story, emotion, and ‘living’ held within the pages of this story, that it truly seems to overflow with it all – in the best way possible…. “By Way of the Moonlight” was written by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Musser and published by Bethany House.  It is the second book I’ve read by this author, and it cements my opinion that she is unparalleled in her craft as a writer of emotional, multi-layered fiction that is not afraid to dive deep into the longings of the human soul.   Continue reading

A Timely Study For Prayer Warriors

Whenever a new title is released in the Moody Publishers series of Bible Studies for Women, I always am excited to add it to my collection.  Before the Throne: An 8-Week Bible Study – Finding Strength Through Prayer In Difficult Times” is the newest offering from Crickett Keeth and takes on such a relevant and timely topic.  Where do you go when life overwhelms you?  Before the throne.  And if you don’t feel like you are at that point yet, this book is the perfect place to start building into the foundation of your life. Continue reading

A Must-Read For So Many Reasons

It’s no secret, the book of Revelation in the Bible can be intimidating, confusing, and just plain hard to understand….  Unless, of course, you have an experienced guide to lead you through and help you make sense of this ever-so-important final message from God’s Word.  In his new book “Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans For The Future Can Change Your Life Now”, Amir Tsarfati (along with co-writer Dr. Rick Yohn) takes on this task of being our guide, and fulfills the role admirably.   Continue reading