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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

Four True Things {The Kind Side}

Here are four true things, regardless of your gender, but maybe particularly important for women. Sometimes it is easy to feel disqualified or less than as a woman in Christian places since the dominant story has, for a long time, been one where women are not to teach or preach or yadayadayadapatricarchyisbiblicalduh nonsense. But I … Continue reading Four True Things {The Kind Side}

Raising World Changers in a Changing World by Kristen Welch {Review}

"We find we are helped when we stop to help others." - Kristen Welch, in Raising World Changers in a Changing World: How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving, (page 13) Kristen Welch is the founder of Mercy House Global and a very driven person. This is her family's story … Continue reading Raising World Changers in a Changing World by Kristen Welch {Review}