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)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (review)

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado My rating: 5 of 5 stars After Chelsea Chambers discovers that her NFL husband Sawyer has been cheating on her, inheriting the family café and coffee shop in San Antonia is the perfect out. She, with 12-year-old Hancock and six-year-old Emily move into the upper floor… Continue reading Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (review)

Biography, Book Reviews

Scary Close (review)

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Acquiring a Taste for True Intimacy by Donald Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars “These are snapshots of the year I spent learning to perform less, be myself more, and overcome a complicated fear of being known,” writes Donald Miller in the first chapter of Scary Close, his… Continue reading Scary Close (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Historical fiction

Consider the Sunflowers (review)

Tina Janz feels torn between her parents’ wishes that she marry an upstanding (but boring) Mennonite boy and her desire for the man she loves—Frank Warkentin, the son of a Mennonite father and Gypsy mother. But the tug-of-war in Elma Schemenauer’s novel Consider the Sunflowers is more than between just Tina and her parents. For… Continue reading Consider the Sunflowers (review)

Biography, Book Reviews

No Place to Hide (review)

No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon S Long Journey Home from the Iraq War by W. Lee Warren My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dr. W. Lee Warren arrived at the 332nd Theater Hospital in Balad ab, Iraq in late 2004. His term of duty as a neurosurgeon ended four months later at the… Continue reading No Place to Hide (review)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Theology

Loveology (review)

Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. and the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female. by John Mark Comer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just in time for Valentine’s Day another book about love: Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female by Portland (Oregon) pastor John Mark Comer. It’s a… Continue reading Loveology (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Poetry

A Garden to Keep (review)

A Garden to Keep by Jamie Langston Turner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Elizabeth Landis makes the decision to become a Christian on a Sunday just hours before she discovers her husband is having an affair. Jamie Langston Turner’s novel A Garden to Keep is the story of the next four months. It is… Continue reading A Garden to Keep (review)

Book Reviews, Non-fiction

The Good Fight by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot (review)

The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Lead to Greater Intimacy in Marriage by Les Parrott III My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Fighting is as intrinsic to marriage as sex. The goal for both is to do them well. That’s why we’ve dedicated this book to helping you fight a good fight” write Drs. Les… Continue reading The Good Fight by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot (review)