The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

"God is good, and God is still in control, and God's kingdom is never in trouble." James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful God, p 67. I appreciate the sense of peace and calm carried along through The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith. The … Continue reading The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

(Thanks to IVPress for the free copy of this book for this long-overdue review!) Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformations provides an interesting perspective on the personal and spiritual growth possible through using the enneagram. This is not an entry level enneagram book. You need to know your number first … Continue reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

Remember God by Annie F. Downs {Book Review}

Remember God by Annie F. Downs "And you know I wrestle. You know I wish things were easier and wish our stories were more streamlined and tied with a tighter bow at the end. I struggle so much when my expectations of God don't meet the reality of my current experience with life." Annie F. … Continue reading Remember God by Annie F. Downs {Book Review}

Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone "God as a warrior doesn't do much for me, but I cherish the image of God as a laboring woman. The book of Isaiah joins the two images closely enough that I can imagine they share more in common than I might have suspected: … Continue reading Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

If Only You Knew by Jamie Ivey {Book Review}

"Shame over past sins that have already been forgiven is not from God. No matter how much you go to church, or read your Bible, or give away lots of money, you're not improving Christ's forgiveness of you." Jamie Ivey, If Only You Know, p212 If Only You Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming … Continue reading If Only You Knew by Jamie Ivey {Book Review}

Shades of Light: A Novel by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown This book was so good. I went in expecting a more serious read about depression and mental health. And it was very serious, but it also had so much light, hope, and healing even when the situation is an ongoing one. Wren's experience of depression and anxiety were … Continue reading Shades of Light: A Novel by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

Always We Begin Again by Leanna Tankersly (Book Review)

Always We Begin Again: Stepping into the Next, New Moment by Leanna Tankersly This beautiful sparkly hardcover is small in stature, but hefty in pages and expectation. The perfect size for holding introspectively while gazing out the window. As one does. I haven't finished it yet, but besides having just the right dimensions, these 100 … Continue reading Always We Begin Again by Leanna Tankersly (Book Review)

Loving My Actual Neighbor by Alexandra Kuykendall {Book Review}

"May we be people who take this business of loving our neighbors seriously, knowing God does. With all of the humility we can muster, we join our Maker to treasure the people right in front of us so that they may experience the hope of Christ through us." Loc 2202Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices … Continue reading Loving My Actual Neighbor by Alexandra Kuykendall {Book Review}