Getaway with God (Book Review and Giveaway)

Getaway with God (Book Review and Giveaway)

Do you need a day away from busyness and stress to transform your life? Schedule a day and learn how to make the most of your time of refreshment with Letitia Suk's new book, Getaway with God. You’ll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you’ll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Between Us Girls {Book Review}

Kids sure do grow up fast.  Even though we spend time with them, eating and going from place to place, it sometimes seems like we're missing out on important conversations. Partly because we, as parents, often don't know where to begin or what to do.  That's why I love books like Between Us Girls, which serve as a road map and help spur on conversation between mothers and daughters.   The Good: This book is absolutely full of good topics and conversation starters.  It … [Read more...]

Ready to Saturate the World?

Ready to Saturate the World?

Every so often, you pick up a book that totally rocks your world. Last year for me, it was Sacred Year, a book that urges readers to slow down, go deep, and dwell the presence of God.  Lessons learned from that book still echo frequently in my mind. This year, I think the book will be Saturate.  Though I must confess, I listened to the book rather than read it (a first for me!).  As I heard the opening pages of this book, written by Jeff Vanderstelt, I knew it would be a book that would shape … [Read more...]

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids (Book Review)

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids (Book Review)

Parenting is hard work!  And with every year that my kids grow older, it seems that we solve one problem just as another makes its way into our lives.  I'm always on the look out for a good parenting book.  When I hard Dr. Todd Cartmell, author of Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry (which I enjoyed), had written another parenting book, I was happy to take a look. In 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids, Cartmell breaks down each of the eight tools into five brief chapters, with a … [Read more...]

The Golden Braid {Book Review}

The Golden Braid {Book Review}

I know you can't judge a book by it's cover, but when I spotted this book the other day, the cover caught my eye and I'm glad it did!  I'm not much of a fiction reader, but I do love a good fairy tale, especially when retold for adults.  I stumbled upon a real gem with The Golden Braid.  This book was wonderful and a pleasure to read.  I felt like it captured true romance without all the needless angst that so often accompanies this type of book. It had subtle and believable mentions of faith, … [Read more...]