Invited by Leslie Verner {Book Review}

"While some of us may be led to move, go, and pledge ourselves to other lands, most of us are tasked with the mission to stay. What if we took that same sense of purpose and "calling" we often attribute to cross-cultural workers, pastors, and missionaries, and poured it into our right-here, right-now lives?What if … Continue reading Invited by Leslie Verner {Book Review}

Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

"I'm not saying that the big decisions shouldn't be carefully considered, but I've learned that we also shouldn't dismiss the small ones because these decisions can subtly change the trajectory of our lives."Ryan Hall, Run the Mile You're In - page 15 Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step by Ryan Hall … Continue reading Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

Martin Luther in His Own Words {review}

Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation Edited by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin W. Lutzer This is a short (the book is 170 pages) selection of some of Luther's work sorted into sections according to the the five solas of the reformation: Sola Fide ("by faith alone")Sola Gratia ("by grace … Continue reading Martin Luther in His Own Words {review}

Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

"That paradox of God's story is that he's chosen to write its timelessness in the ticking heart of his Son and that he's choosing to write it in our ticking hearts too." Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel, p 46. In this book Jen Pollock Michel … Continue reading Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

An Unexpected Hero by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard {Review}

An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard; Illustrated by Eric Elwell. I love the Called and Courageous Girls series. This new book about Rahab joins books about Deborah, Miriam, and Priscilla in this series featuring women in the Bible. Each book highlights and imagines a little more … Continue reading An Unexpected Hero by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard {Review}

Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}

Day 29 of my 100 day project has contained a hefty handful of self-doubt and why-am-I-even-doing this. Because sometimes making stuff that lives on the internet feels fairly pointless, but also entertaining that kind of existential doubt isn't really worth my while. Because I can spend my time doubting whether or not I should spend … Continue reading Called to Create {Some Rambling and a Book Review}

Irresistible Faith by Scott Sauls {Book Review}

In Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian the World Can't Resist, Scott Sauls doesn't tell us to go out and be more charming. He doesn't say to take the Bible less seriously. He doesn't say to be more or less of anything we already are. Instead this book walks us back through the basics … Continue reading Irresistible Faith by Scott Sauls {Book Review}

The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}

"No matter the choice you make today or in the future, Jesus is with you. He has gone before you. And he will remain with you no matter the result."The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman. Page 102 The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P. Freeman … Continue reading The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}