“I set off for India.And I discovered that everything I had thought important. . . isn’t.”
This quotation is the underlying theme weaving all the beautiful, poetic pages of Kimberly Duffy’s new novel together.Gussie Travers, our heroine, pens these words in her journal, and in them we discover the cry of her heart – before she even fully realizes it herself.“Every Word Unsaid” is the third book I’ve read by this incredible Bethany House author, and she truly never ceases to amaze me with her meaningful and thought-provoking novels that also entertain the imagination and are a delight to the senses.You simply cannot read one of her stories without wanting to visit India, with all its sights and sounds and smells and textures. Continue reading →
I was excited to be given the opportunity to check out an early-release copy of a new mini e-guide written by Brooke Wander, a local, professional photographer whose creative work I have followed for the past few years. “About Those Photos: Begin the Journey of Hobby Photography” is a fabulous guide that encourages us to dive into the fun activity of using hobby photography to enhance our experiences within our everyday lives. Continue reading →
My favorite genre of reading material is Christian Historical Fiction, but even I have to admit that sometimes the stories can be quite similar to each other. So, when a new novel releases that is completely out of the ordinary and is just, well, “special” – I get really excited! A new book from Revell publishers written by Regina Scott was just such a story… Why? “A Distance Too Grand” transports readers to the unique setting and premise of a Grand Canyon expedition set in 1871! Continue reading →
Have you ever considered that your work, no matter what it is, matters very much to God? That in fact, your work is a method God wants to use to speak to you, as well as through you? “Every Job a Parable: What Walmart Greeters, Nurses & Astronauts Tell Us About God” is an insightful new book written by Calgary, Alberta pastor John Van Sloten and published by NavPress that unpacks these questions with great insight and thought-provoking depth.
So what exactly is “Every Job a Parable” about? Well, as John explains, through the pages of this book “you’ll encounter God’s revelation through various vocational parables, as shared with me by the people I interviewed. You’ll learn how a firefighter’s passion is like God’s, how the nature of automotive restoration uniquely reflects the renewing mind of God, how the cultural product of the culinary arts reveals something of the hospitable heart of God, and how a geophysicist’s search for subterranean truth informs humanity’s collective search for God’s truth.”Continue reading →