A Guide for Overcoming Labels with Truth

“What label are you wearing?” While it may seem simple or even a bit strange, this question can bring up so many potentially life-changing ideas if we understand the context behind it. “Tailor Made: Discover the Secret to Who God Created You to Be” was written by Alex Seeley and published by Thomas Nelson. It is a wonderful guide to learning how to effectively ask this question, and so many others, in ways that help us really begin to understand who we were created to be, and how to be set free to live out that truth… (Hint: it is NOT who the Enemy says we are, which is often so ingrained into us that we consider his lies to be truth). Continue reading

A Must-Read for All 20-somethings (and 30-somethings too!)

If I were to create a list of absolute must-read books for anyone aged 20-35, Paul Angone’s newest release would definitely be near the top! “101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties (and let’s be honest, your thirties too)” is a fantastic resource from Moody Publishers that, if applied, will undoubtedly help young adults begin thinking and living with intention and purpose. I know it has helped me immensely. Continue reading

Inspiration and Encouragement to Begin Again – Guest Review by Hayley

“Always we begin again.”  This quote from St. Benedict is the inspiration for Revel author Leanna Tankersley’s newest release, “Begin Again: The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt & Receiving Rest”.  Her last book, “Brazen”, became a very big inspiration in my life after it’s release in 2016.  Now, only two years later, Leanna has written another book filled with inspiration and encouragement that I am positive will impact the lives of women of all ages. Continue reading

Valuable Insight, but Difficult to Wade Through

crabb_diffkindofhappinessHave you ever tried reading a book that had a strong message and worthwhile intentions, but you just couldn’t get into it? That was the case for me with Dr. Larry Crabb’s new release, entitled “A Different Kind of Happiness: Discovering the Joy That Comes from Sacrificial Love”. Without question there are many jewels of wisdom found within the pages of this book, but at times the language feels so deep and lengthy that those gems are difficult to uncover. Perhaps a slow and thoughtful reading is what is needed, with plenty of time between chapters to ponder and consider the author’s message… Continue reading

Ideas and Ideals to Incorporate

“We yearn for a place of belonging and becoming. A lifegiving haven of warmth, rest, and joy that will bless everyone who enters it. A welcoming respite in an isolated culture. We long for a lifegiving home.”

With these words, beloved mother and daughter authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson invite readers on a journey. This journey leads down the path of creating a home filled with special memories and traditions that your family will cherish. Published by Tyndale Momentum early in 2016, “The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming” is certain to inspire women who long for their homes to become places to flourish, love, grow and belong. Continue reading

A Hope-Filled Treasure

Every Little Thing imageIsn’t it a delightful surprise when you decide to read a book you don’t know much about, by an author you’ve never heard of – and it turns out to be one of the best non-fiction books you’ve read in a long time? Well, that is exactly what happened to me when I picked up a little paperback from BakerBooks entitled Every Little Thing written by Deidra Riggs. As she explains on the back cover, Deidra’s story “calls you to accept God’s invitation to join him in making a difference right where you are, right now. She shows you that you were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose.” Written in a warm, witty voice, Deidra weaves her thoughts into beautiful word-pictures that will touch your heart… And maybe even give it hope, too. Continue reading

A Unique Biography – But Definitely for Mature Readers

The Boy Born Dead imageCOME SEE THE BOY BORN DEAD. These were the words on the sign that started it all. They initiated David Ring’s career as an international speaker, simply by helping to fill a small high school auditorium with people ready to hear his story. How did David Ring, a boy who lived every day with the debilitating affects of cerebral palsy, arrive at this point? Well, you’ll need to read The Boy Born Dead, published by Baker Books and written by David Ring with John Driver and David Wideman, to find out.

Although you may not guess it from the first few pages of David Ring’s story, this book was definitely not a light and carefree read, nor an easy story to watch unfold. It was, however, powerful. Continue reading

Emily’s Best Book Yet

Freeman_SimplyTuesdayEmily P. Freeman has proven me wrong, and I am so glad she did! What am I talking about, you ask?   Well, after reading Emily’s previous book entitled A Million Little Ways, I truly did noSimply Tuesday imaget think it could be beaten – either in unique and inspirational content or poetic writing style. With the release of Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World, however, this theory is proven false. Truly it is my favorite inspirational non-fiction book of the year, and within the top 10 of my all time greatest picks.

Surprisingly, so much inspiration is packed within the pages of this book that the descriptions on the back cover, in publicity blurbs, and even chapter excerpts simply don’t do it justice. To give you an idea of the range of thoughts it contains – all written in Emily’s signature poetic prose – check out these chapter sub-headings: Continue reading

Share a Beautiful Journey with Susie Larson

Your Sacred Yes image“When we do life with a consistent awareness of God’s presence in our midst, we find joy. And that’s the place where healing, fulfillment, and abundance happen. Jesus invites us to live purposeful and passionate, focused and free. It’s time to grab hold of our moments and cherish our days the way Jesus cherishes us.”

With these words, author Susie Larson invites us to join her on a journey entitled ‘Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligation for Freedom, Passion and Joy’. If you have ever felt as though you are held captive by commitments and the opinions of others, stuck in the ever-turning wheel of busyness, and powerless to change a thing, this book was written for you. Continue reading

Bright, Sparkling, and Uplifting!

PrintTitle: Immeasurable: A Memoir

Author: Diana Anderson-Tyler

Publishing House/Publication Date: eLecto Publishing, LLC/2015

Genres: Memoir; Devotional; Inspirational Non-Fiction

Number of Pages: 107 Continue reading