Before the Fall by Noah Hawley About this book: (from the publisher) On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is […]
“The worst thing about being homeless is being looked right through.” The Cantaloupe Thief by Deb Richardson-Moore About this book: (from the publisher) Branigan Powers knows a good story when she sees one—and the ten-year-old cold case of wealthy Alberta Grambling Resnick’s murder definitely makes the cut.
“When I sit down finally in the old man’s gown and slippers, helping the cat to keep the fireplace warm, I shall look back upon Ben-Hur as my best performance.” ~ Lew Wallace Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Carol Wallace (based on the bestselling novel by Lew Wallace) About this book: (from the publisher) As […]
If you’re wired anything like me, one of the most effective ways to learn about sometimes-uncomfortable truths is through story. That’s because story has a way of bypassing our intellect and shooting straight for the heart, where compassion and empathy have a chance to take root. That’s one of the reasons I value thoughtful memoirs that speak […]
If you’re wired anything like me, one of the most effective ways to understand truth is through story. Even uncomfortable truths — maybe especially these. That’s because story has a way of bypassing our intellect and shooting straight for the heart, where compassion and empathy have a chance to take root. That’s one of the […]
At the moment, I’m very into packing. We’re heading soon to Southeast Asia, first to visit favorite friends in Malaysia, and then onward to explore the Gulf of Thailand. Which means my suitcase is being filled with sundresses and sleeveless tops and sundry other warm-weather items. But what about books? Few things are more distressing for a […]
“Build a fireproof relationship with your daughter” Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms & Daughters by Trish Donahue About this book: (from the publisher) You feel more than mommy guilt. You feel a deep and growing conviction that you must do something to disciple your daughter. But what?
What would summer be without a beach bag filled with bright books for those long, lazy hours by the pool or sea, or for a flight to a long-anticipated destination? Here are a few that made it into mine. About The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear (from the publisher): They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. […]
“Dr. David Jeremiah answers your questions about protecting yourself against Satan’s attacks.” The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by Dr. David Jeremiah About this book: (from the publisher) Do you have questions in regard to spiritual warfare?
“Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?” Dwelling Places: Words to Live in Every Season by Lucinda Secrest McDowell About this book: (from the publisher) If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can […]