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}

Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

"What if we started to see weakness not only as something to endure but as our spiritual gift? What if we didn't fight it so hard? What if we stopped pretending What if we allowed grace to meet us there and resurrect the broken things? What if we live as though we actually believe God's … Continue reading Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy {Book Review}

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}