Book Reviews

Cold-Case Christianity
by J. Warner Wallace

Because I write mystery fiction, my stepdaughter urged me to read Cold Case Christianity, in which a former homicide detective—once a “spiritual skeptic,” now an evangelical Christian—examines the death of Jesus just as he would a cold case to see if the witnesses and claims could be valid. It changed his life and makes for […]


River of Times Series
by Lisa T. Bergren

Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved … and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know—and love itself. Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed […]


Soul Custody
by Stephen W. Smith

We welcome Christy Carmean back as our book reviewer after a few months off to move their family to the Cameroon, where they will be serving Life is about choices. Every day we make choices that affect our lives – choices about what to eat, which job offer is the best, which relationships are really […]


Gods at War
by Kyle Idleman

In “gods at war,” kyle idleman, bestselling author of “not a fan,” helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone […]


Chase
by Jennie Allen

What are you chasing? We’re all chasing after something, some thing that we think will make us happy – comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. “A man after God’s own heart.”As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, […]


Five Fiction Favorites
by Various

Contemporary Fiction Chasing Hope By Kathryn Cushman Published by Bethany House ISBN: 978-0-7642-0827-0   A talented runner determined to make the Olympics, Sabrina Rice had her dreams shattered by a devastating diagnosis. One forfeited scholarship and several years later, she’s forged a new vision for her future that has nothing to do with running, which […]


Canopy of Darkness
by Jonathan Kopf

What were you doing in the year 2000? For me, those were the BC days – before children. I was teaching music to squirrely 7th and 8th graders.  Y2K was highly anticipated, but most overrated. Or you may remember the controversy of the George Bush and Al Gore election. Many of the trends and important […]


What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways
by Lysa TerKeurst

It’s that time of year again. The beginning.  A fresh start.  New goals, new plans.  What will be different for you in 2014? How would you describe your life? What are you working to change this year?  How might this year be different from last year? If you’re like me, you desire that at the […]


Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Women
by Susan Demickele

After reading books by Ann Spangler, called Women of the Bible, one a devotional study, I was attracted to a book called Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Women. The author is Susan Demickele, a mother, wife and working lawyer. As I’m a working woman (aren’t we all?), I got very caught up in this […]


Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
by Angie Smith

Angie Smith began writing a blog (angiesmithonline.com) to communicate with family and friends after discovering complications in her pregnancy with her fourth daughter in 2008. Audrey Caroline lived less than three hours before she was taken to heaven. Angie’s book I Will Carry You tells their story of walking through those days of grief. In […]


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