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, Memoir, Non-fiction

The Minister’s Wife – review

The Minister's Wife: A Memoir of Faith, Doubt, Friendship, Loneliness, Forgiveness, and More by Karen StillerMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I first discovered this book when I attended a webinar on writing spiritual memoir hosted by an Ottawa writing group, where the author, Karen Stiller, was the presenter. I was intrigued. Watching a later… Continue reading The Minister’s Wife – review

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

Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Discover Your Hidden Self – review

Discover Your Hidden Self: Opening the Door to Who You Really Are! by John MurrayMy rating: 4 of 5 starsIt is for a time when crisis hits that John Murray has penned the helpful volume Discover Your Hidden Self: Opening the Door to Who You Really Are! In it he uncovers problem areas that may… Continue reading Discover Your Hidden Self – 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)

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)

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, Memoir, Non-fiction

Messy Grace – review

Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction by Caleb Kaltenbach My rating: 5 of 5 stars Caleb Kaltenbach’s story of how he came to faith in Christ while being raised by two lesbian moms and a closet-gay dad is fascinating in its own right. The biblical teaching… Continue reading Messy Grace – review

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Prayer

Fit for Prayer (review)

Fit for Prayer by Kimberley Payne My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Fit for Prayer—Learn How to Fit Prayer and Physical Activity Into Your Daily Routine, author and lifestyle coach Kimberley Payne promises to help us “... gain insight into how to incorporate prayer and fitness into your daily routine”- Fit for Prayer, p.… Continue reading Fit for Prayer (review)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Writing Life

Flex Your Spirit (review)

Flex Your Spirit by Kimberley Payne My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Flex Your Spirit—Discover a New Way to Express Yourself with God Through Journal Writing and Stretching, author and lifestyle coach Kimberley Payne promises to “...unite physical and spiritual health to help you lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God” –… Continue reading Flex Your Spirit (review)