Book Reviews

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Book Review - It Works

Book Title    It Works  Deluxe Edition    

Book Author     RHJ (Roy Herbert Jarrett)      

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Book Review - A Lineage of Grace

I was attracted to this book because This book was a gift from a treasured friend, and I admire the work of Francine Rivers.

This book was about - The background for these stories is basic Bible stories we have grown up with. The Bible provides us with the right amount of details to tell the basic doctrinal truths of the stories. Often the nuances of life, the motivations of the characters, are missing. We can study the Bible stories for the doctrinal truth. It is challenging to apply those truths to our very different outward situations.  

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Book Review - Watch for the Light

Book Title      Watch for the Light - Reading for Advent and Christmas o   

Book Author        Collection of the world’s best-loved spiritual writers   

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Book Review - Bright Evening Star

Bright Evening Star

 

Book Title        Bright Evening Star -  Mystery of the Incarnation

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Some reference books I'm collecting on owls and bats

A list of reference books I'm collecting for my work in progress, The Owl and the Bat

 

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Book Review - The Secret Life of Bats

The Secret life of bats


Book Title    The Secret Lives of Bats      

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Book Review - The Hidden Lives of Owls

The Hidden lives of owls

 

Book Title       The Hidden Lives of Owls 

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Book Review - Every moment HOLY

Every Moment Holy

Book Title   Every moment HOLY      

Book Author     Douglas Kaine McKelvey     

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My 21st read of Skipping Christmas

Skippipng CHristmas

 

This weekend I finished my 21st read of John Grisham's SKIPPING CHRISTMAS. I as so delighted by the story when it was released in 2001, I determined I would read every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I believe it should be our times, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 

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Book Review - The Four Loves

The four loves

Book Title      The Four Loves

Book Author        C. S. Lewis   

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Book Review - Reflections on the Psalms

Book Title  Reflections on the Psalms        

Book Author   C. S. Lewis        

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Book Review - The Enneagram

Book Title        The Enneagram - A Christian Perspective 

Book Author          Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert  

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Book Review - Once Upon A Wardrobe

Once upon a wardrobe

Book Title      Once Upon A Wardrobe

Book Author       Patti Callahan      

Pub. Year      2021   

Genre                 Fiction 

My Rating     5 Stars  

Ease of Read      Easy, beautiful words you want to savor    

ISBN        978-0-7852-5172-9  

I was attracted to this book because  I enjoy the writing of both Patti Callahan and C. S. Lewis. I was intrigue to experience Patti’s next endeavor into the world of C. S. Lewis.

This book was about eight year old George Devonshire and his sister, Megs. George was born with a weak heart. The book is set in 1950. George is growing weaker and is not expected to live to nine, but after reading THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, he has a driving question, where is Narnia? His sister is a student a women’s college at Oxford. George asks Meg to find out from Mr. Lewis where did Narnia come from? Megs uses all her courage on this mission to find the answers to what she knows is her brother’s last request. 

Instead of providing them, direct answers to their questions, Mr. Lewis sends them stories upon stories of his early life. At first, these are not the answers they want, yet, they come to realize the stories grow out of stories, and so much more. And their lives are enriched in ways they never thought possible. 

    

Things I liked about this book the beauty and power of Patti’s words pull you into this search for the organs of Narnia. And, truthfully, any of us drawn into Narnia, have the same question, where is Narnia and  how do I go there? And our longing to know Aslan. Perhaps, this book helps us find our own ways to Narnia and to the worlds we can create. Creation spans creation, and George respond to the stories Mr. Lewis sends with incredible drawings. This story can ignite your imagination, as well. 

And from my own family history, I always love a story if an older sister seeking to bring joy and comfort to a younger, ill brother.

   

Why you should read this book If you have ever wonder where do stories come from, and more specifically, where did Narnia come from, you should read this book. It will delight and inspire you with hope as well as the honorable ways to honor the harsh  realities of life. 

If you are a writer, this book will inspire to reach for those sparks of inspiration in your heart and trust the images and voices whispering to you.

    

This book lived up to the back cover copy Douglas Gresham’s (the son of Joy Davidman and step-son of C.S. Lewis) endorsements on the back cover and in a “Note From Douglas Gresham” at the end of the book are very powerful and worthy of consideration for reading this book. As well as, the other notes.

   

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Book Review - Peril

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Book Title       Peril      

Book Author    Bob Woodard & Robert Costa        

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Book Review - Journey Toward Wholeness

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Book Title      Journey Toward Wholeness Enneagram Wisdom For Stress, Balance and Transformation

Book Author    Suzanne Stabile       

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Book Review - STOP LIVING SMALL

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Book Title STOP LIVING SMALL       

Book Author          Mary DeMuth  

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Book Review - CHRIST AND THE COMMON LIFE

Book Title         CHRIST AND THE COMMON LIFE - Political Theology and the Case for Democracy

Book Author         Luke Bretherton  

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Book Review - Baptists in America


Book Title     Baptists In America   

Book Author     Thomas S. Kidd    Barry Hankins  

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Book Review - "How To Blog For Profit"

Book Title       “How To Blog For Profit - without selling your soul”

Book Author        Ruth Soukup  

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Book Review - GILEAD

Book Title        GILEAD

Book Author         Marilynne Robinson  

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Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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