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}

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel I just want to use this book as artwork. Honestly. The cover plus the title basically is about equal to my tendencies of escaping from or trying to figure out how to deal with my life through reading. The tiny hardcover design makes for a fun purse book … Continue reading I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

"Affluence, safety, and comfort can dull our souls." -Ashley Hales in Finding Holy in the Suburbs, p.117 I finished this book two days ago and I already want to reread it. Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales is a critical, theological discussion of how where we live shapes our faith. This is not … Continue reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}

"You don't have to leave it all behind for rest. In fact, that's going to be unrealistic. Yes, God's definitely going to ask you to lay down some stuff, but he also created you to be an efficient, productive woman capable of doing great things." - It's All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee, p.63.   … Continue reading It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}