This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

Because I only have the pdf, here's a lovely image of the redwoods superimposed with the book cover! This Outside Life: Finding God in the Heart Nature by Laurie Kehler This book was full of stories of the author's bucket-list variety outdoor adventures used to introduce reflections on God and faith. This was not quite … Continue reading This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

I Will Not Fear: My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire by Melba Pattillo Beals (The ebook is $0.99 right now!) "Then the realization hit me. The pain and torture were continuous during time spent inside the school. That was minimally seven hours each day. Add to that travel time, exit and … Continue reading I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice by Cara Meredith is an invitation to think and learn about racial justice, but it's also a story of falling in love, becoming family, coming alive to history and justice issues, and seeking that justice-driven redemption story that is critical for all of our whole and full lives. I loved reading … Continue reading The Color of Life by Cara Meredith {Review}

Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin {Review}

"We need something beyond colorblindness, something that both values beauty in our cultures and also addresses real problems that still exist in our society decades after the civil rights movement." Sarah Shin - Beyond Colorblind, page 6. Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey by Sarah Shin should be required reading for anyone who loves Jesus, … Continue reading Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin {Review}

All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo {Review}

All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Own Way Like falling headfirst into someone else's memory, Gopo’s writing is beautiful and picturesque, not only in the scenery but also the feelings in each story. Each moment welcomed me in with a warm invitation to see the world through the author's eyes with her particular story shading your … Continue reading All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo {Review}

True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

"When a Japanese gardener "prunes open," Marsha explained, he or she cuts away not only dead branches and foliage, but also often a number of perfectly healthy branches that detract from the beauty inherent in the tree's essential structure. Pruning open allows the visitor to see up, out, and beyond the trees to the sky, … Continue reading True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

I was so pleased to receive these three recently released books to review! Maybe one of these would be a lovely Christmas gift for one of the kids in your life!  The Sleepy Shepherd by Stephen Cottrell is a magically illustrated story about a little shepherd who sleeps right through the angels coming and everyone … Continue reading Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

"Acknowledging the value of a soul plants in us a seed of willingness to build others up, encourage others, and call the greatness out of them. [...] My point is, we should interact with everyone based not only on who they are, but also with expectation of who they could be." - Real Love in … Continue reading Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}