Book Reviews, Christian living, Non-fiction, Religious, Theology

Powerful Thinking – review

Powerful Thinking by Joyce Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn Powerful Thinking, popular Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer challenges readers to take a deep look at twelve mindsets. Each mindset titles a chapter and is expressed as an affirmation (e.g. ”Mindset One: Because I Am in Christ I Can Do Everything I Need… Continue reading Powerful Thinking – review

Book Reviews, Fiction

Hidden Secrets (review)

Hidden Secrets by Janet Sketchley My rating: 5 of 5 stars With batches of fragrant muffins and mugs of herbal tea, served up in an idyllic seaside setting, Janet Sketchley lures us into discovering the deadly secrets of the Green Dory Inn. Hidden Secrets is Book 2 in the Green Dory Inn Mystery series. Thoroughly… Continue reading Hidden Secrets (review)

#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, Religious

#CY365 Currently reading – Revelation

Last Saturday the #CY365 photo prompt was “Currently Reading.” Two of the books I’m reading are the Bible book of Revelation along with Discipleship on the Edge by Darrell Johnson—a book about Revelation (which two of our pastors are teaching a class of seniors and others on Tuesday afternoons). The teaching sessions and the book… Continue reading #CY365 Currently reading – Revelation

Bible journaling, Biblical Art, Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Quotes, Theology

Psalms Alive! (review)

Psalms Alive! by David Kitz My rating: 5 of 5 stars In Psalms Alive! author, pastor, and dramatist David Kitz takes us on a journey through thirteen selected psalms. In the Preface Kitz explains why he wrote the book: “For the past number of years I have been bringing the Psalms to life for audiences… Continue reading Psalms Alive! (review)

Book Reviews, Memoir

Dancing in the Reflections (review)

Dancing in the Reflections by Patricia Mussolum My rating: 5 of 5 stars In Dancing in the Reflections, Patricia Mussolum rejoices in the beauty of nature and the simple pleasures of home. Dancing is full of stories of God's simple gifts to her—like an armful of lilacs when she was hankering for a small bouquet,… Continue reading Dancing in the Reflections (review)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Theology

Overload (review)

Overload: How to Unplug, Unwind and Free Yourself from the Pressure of Stress by Joyce Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Overload by Joyce Meyer is a book on how to handle stress. In fifteen chapters, Meyer discusses: - what stress is and what causes it; - how putting God in charge of life… Continue reading Overload (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction

The End Begins (review)

The End Begins by Sara Davison My rating: 5 of 5 stars It's October of 2053. After a series of terrorist attacks, for which a fringe Christian group has claimed responsibility, Canada is under martial law. For feisty Meryn O'Reilly, soldiers storming into the service of the Kingston church she attends is just the beginning… Continue reading The End Begins (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction

Twenty-One Candles (review)

Twenty-One Candles: Stories for Christmas by Mike Mason My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mike Mason (Canadian author of The Mystery of Marriage, Champagne for the Soul and the Blue Umbrella fantasy series for kids) has a personal tradition of writing a Christmas story every year. This book is 21 of those stories, collected into… Continue reading Twenty-One Candles (review)

Book Reviews, Religious

Man Overboard (review)

Man Overboard: A Tale of Divine Compassion by David Denny My rating: 5 of 5 stars You have probably heard the story of Jonah, but never like David Denny tells it in Man Overboard: A Tale of Divine Compassion. In 24 poems capturing the voices of Jonah, God, sailors, wind, whale, people of Nineveh, their… Continue reading Man Overboard (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

The Daughter of Highland Hall (review)

The Daughter of Highland Hall: A Novel by Carrie Turansky My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is April of 1912 and Katherine Ramsey has come to London to do the “season.” Under the sponsorship of her aunt, Lady Louisa Gatewood—her own parents have both died—it is her goal to come out as a debutante,… Continue reading The Daughter of Highland Hall (review)