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Crazy Stories Sane God (Review)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I hope I’ve made it pretty clear that this is going to be a year of growth around here. Especially when it comes to my faith journey. I started the year out reading a book that brings the story of the Bible into what reads like fiction. As I’ve been reading weekly, I’m coming across stories that make me go, “Wait. What?”. These “crazy stories” come to us from a sane God and have a purpose and meaning. Trust me. keep reading

“Love and Respect in the Family”

Love and Respect in the Family
Source: http://loveandrespect.com/family-book/

Disclaimer: I was provided with a book to review and one to give away in exchange for this review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.

When I was asked to review “Love and Respect in the Family” by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs, I was overly excited. Something has been eating at me for months. I’ll go right out and say it, because you all are my safety net: I don’t feel like I am a great mom. I feel like a fraud. Reading the pitch for this book, I knew I had to take up the offer and learn some tips. keep reading

Mixed-Up Love

Disclosure: I received the book discussed below in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Mixed-Up Love, written by a Jewish rabbi, Michal Woll, and her husband, Jon Sweeney, a prolific Catholic writer, explores their experience as an interfaith couple. Between deciding if and how to get married, how to practice religion, and how to raise their family, there were a lot of decisions to make. keep reading


Disclosure: I received a copy of the book below from Bethany House. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

In the almost diary-style text of Pilgrimage,  Lynn Austin (Christian Fiction author) chronicles her journey through Israel. This journey came at a time in her life and faith that she felt dry and mindless. As she journeyed, she hoped to renew the abundance she expected Christians to feel in their daily lives. keep reading

Book Review: Tempted, Tested, True

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Tempted, Tested, True in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Life sure does throw us some interesting challenges, doesn’t it? Many of these challenges are temptations. For me, the temptation has always been two major things – spending money (although I am seriously frugal) and worrying too much about what everyone else thinks (I see that as a temptation to conform to society). These temptations can rob our souls of the things that God has in store for us, as is discussed in Arnie Cole and Michael Ross’ book Tempted, Tested, True.  keep reading

Book Review: A Woman’s Guide to Hearing God’s Voice

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of “A Woman’s Guide to Hearing God’s Voice” in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

As a child (a child of a pastor), I always wondered how I’d hear God’s voice. I fully expected a big, booming noise to rain down from Heaven, telling me that everything was going to be okay. My parents couldn’t really explain it to me, but throughout the years I’ve learned to listen and hear it. keep reading

Book Review: Fearless Daughters of the Bible

Fearless Daughters of the Bible
Source: Chosen Books

Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary copy of  this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

J. Lee Grady, a man who (with his wife) raised four daughters shares the stories and lessons learned from “22 women who challenged tradition, fought injustice and dared to lead” in his book, Fearless Daughters of the Bible. Isn’t that subtitle just inspiring in itself? When I think of the Bible and the lessons I learned in Sunday School, church, and Bible School, how many of them were about the men? As a feminist who is challenging tradition by being the bread winner, I knew this book was going to be an inspiration not only on my faith journey but also in my day to day life. keep reading

Finding ‘Your Beautiful Purpose’

Below is a review of Your Beautiful Purpose from Bethany House. I received the book to read for free in exchange for this review. All opinions, as with all of my reviews, are 100% my own. 

Lately, I’ve been throwing myself toward ‘Running for a Reason’ and trying to lose weight. It’s been a battle, and to say it hasn’t had its moments would be crazy (because it has, today even!). In this journey, I’ve given up a lot of things, including sitting down to take the time to read a good book. After having the day like I had today, you had better believe my eyes turned to the sky and I thanked God that I signed up to do this book review. keep reading