• Simple Discipleship A Book Review

    Simple Discipleship Grow Your Faith, Transform Your Community By Dana Allin Published by NavPress Good resource. Presents the idea of discipleship as a simple, somewhat organic process, growing out of relationships – stemming from Jesus’ example of how He interacted with His disciples. The author has been involved with developing a discipleship assessment tool, available online for a fee, and refers to this assessment throughout the book. The book I received includes a code for one free online assessment. As described in the introduction, the book is broken up into four parts. The first part of the book digs into what characterizes a disciple of Christ. The second part involves…

  • Restoration Year A Book Review

    Restoration Year A 365-Day Devotional By John Eldredge Published by Thomas Nelson From the publisher: We all need to believe that our lives can be better, our relationships can be smoother, and our futures, both in this life and the next, are bright. This 365-day devotional by bestselling author John Eldredge will guide you on a year of restoration and transformation. Through following God with your whole heart, you can experience a rich, profound relationship with God and others. Find your hope ignited and excitement for the future growing as you learn how to refuel relationships, renew your joy in living, and re-create a passion for your Creator. This 365-day devotional…

  • Fixing My Eyes on Jesus A Book Review

    Fixing My Eyes on Jesus Daily Moments in His Word By Anne Graham Lotz Published by Zondervan From the publisher: This beautiful, daily devotional by Anne Graham Lotz will help you start each morning with a focus on Jesus. Fixing My Eyes on Jesus will encourage, uplift, renew, and challenge you on your spiritual walk. Trusted Bible teacher, bestselling author, and CEO of AnGel Ministries Anne Graham Lotz understands how easy it is to lose focus on Jesus and stray off course. Stay on the right path with this beautiful, daily devotional that is perfect for new believers as well as those more seasoned in the faith. Selections from Scripture coupled…

  • Simple Joys A Book Review

    I loved this little book! Candace Payne is a delightful writer. A quick inspirational read with beautifully illustrated pages scattered throughout.

  • I Declare War A Book Review

    I Declare War: 4 Keys to Winning the Battle with Yourself By Levi LuskoPublished by Thomas Nelson Levi Lusko is the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church and a bestselling author. In his book, I Declare War: 4 Keys to Wining the Battle with Yourself, Lusko begins by discussing his own personal struggles with anxiety. He then presents simple, straight-forward, practical applications of biblical advice. The book is divided into four parts, each described as a “card”. The first part, Card 1: Declare War on What You Think, discusses how our thoughts affect our emotions, feelings – our moods. The second part, Card 2: Declare War on What You Say,…

  • Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women A Book Review

    Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women By Lindsay A. Franklin Published by Zondervan First I want to say what a beautiful book! It was setting out when my 13 year old daughter’s best friend noticed it, immediately picked it up and mentioned what a pretty book! (Mission accomplished.) And this is one book that can be judged by its cover. It’s even more beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Beloved 365 Devotions for Young Women is a blessing for the upcoming generation of girls. The daily devotions begin with the first 6 days specifically affirming girls’ eternal value through biblical truths. Then, beginning with day 7, the focus shifts…

  • Lonestar Angel A Book Review

    Lonestar Angel By Colleen Coble Published by Thomas Nelson Lonestar Angel is part of the Lonestar Series of books by Colleen Coble. Summary The Texas youth camp, Bluebird Ranch, is currently housing a group of foster girls staying for a short retreat. As the story opens, the main characters, Clay and Eden Larson, receive an ominous message indicating their daughter, Brianna, is one of the girls staying at the camp. Brianna, kidnapped as a baby and never found, would now be five years old. As a result of the kidnapping, Clay and Eden’s marriage soon unraveled. The couple now reunite in an attempt to find their daughter, and apply as…

  • Discipleship A Book Review

    Discipleship Living for Christ in the Daily Grind By J. Heinrich Arnold Published by Plough Publishing House A quiet conversation with an old wise companion. That’s how I felt reading Discipleship. I look forward to going back to this book time and again. It’s a perfect blend of devotional and reference. Discipleship is a compilation of the author’s writings gleaned from years of collected letters, sermons and articles. As the introduction explains, “The excerpts in this book were compiled and edited over several years by people who knew Arnold personally.” Organized by topic and visually divided into brief sections of thought, relevant scriptural references are also included alongside in the margins.…

  • Kidnapped by the Taliban

    Kidnapped by the Taliban A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six By Dilip Joseph with James Lund Published by Thomas Nelson – W Publishing “The AK-47s were the elephants in the room—we all knew they were there. In most cultures it wouldn’t be considered polite to bring assault rifles into a home. Security concerns apparently trumped manners on this night.” -Dilip Joseph, M.D., Kidnapped By The Taliban. Slow start to what turned out to be an inspiring read, once I waded through the obligatory backstory.  As the title suggests, Kidnapped By The Taliban begins in the midst of author and medical doctor Dilip Joseph’s captivity by…