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Book Review - The Four Loves

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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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Book Review - PALE RIDER

Book Title   PALE RIDER - The Spanish Flue of 1918 and How It Changed the World    

Book Author    Laura Spinney  

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Book Review - WAITING ON THE WORD


Book Title   WAITING ON THE WORD      

Book Author     Malcolm Guide  

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Book Review - AFTER PRAYER

Book Title   AFTER PRAYER     

Book Author     Malcom Guite  

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Book review - 7 TRIALS EVERY WOMAN FACES


Book Title 7 TRIALS EVERY WOMAN FACES 

                      Is Job a Member of My Family Tree?      

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Book Review - More Power To You


Book Title     More Power To You - Declarations to Break Free From Fear & Take

                                                                     Back Your Life

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Book Review - Skipping Christmas 19th reading

Book Title  Skipping Christmas       

Book Author   John Grisham   

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Book Review - SIDEWALKS IN THE KINGDOM

Book Title       SIDEWALKS IN THE KINGDOM

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Book Review -THE PRACTICE - Seth Godin

Book Title     THE PRACTICE   

Book Author   Seth Godin  

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Book Review - A TIME FOR MERCY

Book Title        A Time For Mercy

Book Author         John Grisham  

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