Book Review:: The Blessed by Ann H. Gabhart

The Blessed by Ann M. Gabhart is a fascinating look into the Shakers, a religious sect particularly active  between the 1830’s-1860’s.  Since the Shakers believed that Christ’s earthly return was going to happen in their lifetimes, the Shakers forbid their community to marry and have children.  With such a practice in place, it is noContinue reading “Book Review:: The Blessed by Ann H. Gabhart”

Blog Tour & Book Review:: Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington Blog Tours Presents: Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington Published by Tyndale House Shuttled between foster homes, Roxi Gold will do anything to fit in. Soon she’s traveling the country stealing rare books from unsuspecting bookstores. Police officer Abby Dawson has seen the worst of society—and not just at work. One fateful night, bothContinue reading “Blog Tour & Book Review:: Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington”

Book Review:: Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck

Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck is a YA (Young Adult) novel about a high school senior named Daisy who is determined to find a date for the prom, despite her low social status.  In an often amusing story, Billerbeck shows that she’s in touch with teen culture, even if her tale derails at the end.Continue reading “Book Review:: Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck”

Book Review:: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Deluxe Edition)

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson) is a masterpiece!  The new deluxe edition is encased in a lovely leather cover, which adds to the appeal of this 365 day devotional.  Unlike other devotionals, Young records thoughts she receives from God in a personal format, so each devotional is likeContinue reading “Book Review:: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Deluxe Edition)”

Book Review:: Thicker Than Blood by C.J. Darlington

Thicker Than Blood by C.J. Darlington, is an excellent debut novel with a lively plot.  The recipient of the prestigious 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel, Darlington began writing this tale of two sisters when she was only 15. Christy Williams left her younger sister standing in front of their greatContinue reading “Book Review:: Thicker Than Blood by C.J. Darlington”

Book Review:: Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones’ novel, Just Between You and Me, has all the elements of a good book—quirky, realistic characters, an interesting plot with many twists and turns, colorful dialogue, and deep, dark family secrets that keep the reader moving forward for answers.  At any point, Just Between You and Me could turn into just anotherContinue reading “Book Review:: Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones”

Will Somebody Save Me?

By Ginger Sinsabaugh MacDonald I hate to admit it, but it’s true. I’m a bit burned out on my faith. Yeah, I said it, blogged it, so it will be Google-able in cyberspace for eternity. Christianity is right up there with Barbie Dolls, “Brady Bunch” reruns and Weldon Bisnett. It’s something that used to beContinue reading “Will Somebody Save Me?”

Book Review:: Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

As a teenager, I remember reading Billy Graham’s book, Angels, as I rode the bus to Christian school.  Even though I have attended church for most of my life, information on God’s messengers has been reduced to Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness series and Graham’s book.  Obviously, there are a whole slew of books thatContinue reading “Book Review:: Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah”

Book Review:: Water For Elephants (2007)

Since it’s still selling like hot cakes, I decided to write a review about Water For Elephants, which I enjoyed immensely.  Enjoy! If you ever wondered about life in the early days of the traveling circus, then Water for Elephants is for you.  Of course, you don’t have to be a circus enthusiast to enjoyContinue reading “Book Review:: Water For Elephants (2007)”