UNASHAMED

During a recent visit to the library, I checked out the book, Unashamed by Heather Nelson, It turned out to be an extremely good read. Heather gets to the core of the Gospel message: how many times people carry needless shamefulness and other burdens. At the end of each chapter, the author poses questions about […]

MESSY SPIRITUALITY

A few days ago, I was at the library perusing the “new book” shelf. A book literally jumped off the shelf into my hands. Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli was written for people like me! In my walk with God, too often I try to be perfect on my own instead of through His power. […]

GAIL READ AND READS

I’ve been reading, reading and reading some more! I finished our book club selection, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. This one’s a winner!  It’s fiction, but based on a true story in Flint, Michigan, about a black nurse, a white supremacist and a public defender. Picoult delves into the underbelly of racism, discussing it […]

GAIL READS

HOPE PREVAILS This story tackles an issue people in many families face: depression. Dr. Michelle Bengston writes about her own experiences with depression. She says for years misinterpretations of God’s nature had kept her from understanding his unconditional love for her. At the end of each chapter, she gently guides the reader in their own […]

I READ AND READ

  I continue to read. I have several books on hold through the library. My daughter also gives me her hand-me-downs. Below are some of the ones I’ve recently read. There are others–but I can’t remember titles! 1. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton is one of hers I really enjoyed. Set in England, […]

A WANT-TO-READ

There’s a new book on the market called The Hidden Life of Trees It is written by Peter Wohlleben and is on my list of “Want-to-Reads.” I’m intrigued by the synopsis which informs us that trees are more healthy when they lives in families, rather than being loners. They support and feed each other. It’s […]

MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME

By Jennifer Teege, this book was a deep read.  Teege is a woman who finds out her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was the commandant at Placzow, a Nazi concentration camp. Jennifer struggles with understanding why her grandmother didn’t do more to try to stop her husband from committing the terrible acts he committed. In an effort […]

ORPHAN TRAIN

Orphan Train is an historical novel by Christina Baker Kline. Between the years of 1854 and 1929, so-called “orphan trains” ran regularly from the east coast to the farmlands of the midwest carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by kind and loving families, or […]

LOVE WARRIOR

I have my nose buried in a memoir called Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. I’m loving the book and seeing myself on every other page. I highly recommend it. In the first part, the youthful writer refers to her representative-self –the person who goes out socially or interacts with other people. I continue to have […]

ANNE PERRY AND MC BEATON

Ninepatch Editor Fritzie told me she likes to listen to the audio versions of Anne Perry and MC Beaton’s books once they come out in an audio book. She has to wait for those. I get the new stories faster in book form. I just finished both of their new books. Really liked them both. […]