Biography, Book Reviews, Christian living, Religious

Fresh Joy – review

Fresh Joy: Finding Joy in the Midst of Loss, Hardship and Suffering by Heidi McLaughlin My rating: 5 of 5 starsWhen the sudden and unexpected death of a partner hit Heidi McLaughlin for the second time, it would not have been surprising if she’d have become bitter and joyless. But she was determined not to… Continue reading Fresh Joy – review

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Personal

Red Notice (review)

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder My rating: 4 of 5 stars With a special talent for sniffing out stock that would make money for his clients, Bill Browder and his company Hermitage Capital did very well beginning in the mid-1990s from their… Continue reading Red Notice (review)

Biography, Book Reviews

The Price of Freedom (review)

The Price Of Freedom by Simon Ivascu My rating: 5 of 5 stars "Every young man between the ages of eighteen and twenty knew from early childhood that they would be required to go into the army to give one year of their lives in military service. … it was the young men with strong… Continue reading The Price of Freedom (review)

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Personal

Passport Through Darkness (review)

Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances by Kimberly L. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kimberly L. Smith and her husband Milton are introduced to the horrors of human trafficking almost by chance, when their missionary activity in Spain leads them to an orphanage in Portugal. There they come… Continue reading Passport Through Darkness (review)

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Quotes

Walking From East to West (review)

Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows by Ravi Zacharias My rating: 5 of 5 stars From the first time I heard Ravi Zacharias speak in our Saskatoon church (sometime in the late 1970s or early '80s) I have been fascinated by his message and manner. His memoir, Walking from East to West:… Continue reading Walking From East to West (review)

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Love Triangles (review)

Love Triangles, Discovering Jesus the Jew in Today's Israel by Bobbie Ann Cole My rating: 4 of 5 stars In her memoir / travelogue Love Triangles, Bobbie Ann Cole writes about her love affair with Israel. When she and husband Butch move there, it is to fill a six-month time period till their rented property… Continue reading Love Triangles (review)

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Quotes

Openness Unhindered – review

Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first came across Openness Unhindered’s author Rosaria Butterfield on a video where she told her story of coming to Christ out of a lesbian lifestyle. I loved the fact… Continue reading Openness Unhindered – review

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Unafraid (review)

Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World by Susie Davis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Already a fearful child, the sight of an eighth grade classmate—a neighbor boy—gunning down a favorite teacher in May of 1978 proved to be too much for Susie Davis. As a result, she developed irrational routines like hiding in… Continue reading Unafraid (review)

Biography, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Let’s Pretend We’re Normal (review)

Let's Pretend We're Normal: Adventures in Rediscovering How to Be a Family by Tricia Lott Williford My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Mr Responsible died, suddenly and tragically. He was sick for only twelve hours. ... A thief named sepsis stole his breath and his heartbeat, and his spirit slipped right through Curly Girl’s fingers,… Continue reading Let’s Pretend We’re Normal (review)

Biography, Non-fiction

Hiding in the Light (review)

Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus by Rifqa Bary My rating: 5 of 5 stars A face marred by an accident at six, a strict Muslim upbringing, and cruel treatment by her parents fed a deep longing within Rifqa Bary for love and acceptance. It was her… Continue reading Hiding in the Light (review)