Do you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God? This is the question author Richard Simmons asks. If you’re like me, you would answer yes, easily. If pressed to explain why, you might say because it’s what you’ve been taught by people you trust. And because you’ve experienced its transforming power in your life. But if […]
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner About this book: Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight-years-old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenial heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm.
(top row: Tiersa Chaffin with schoolchildren at New Life School; below: girls from New Life Homes) Today, I’m taking a quick break from my usual fare about books & such to let you know about an urgent need. You may remember that our family stayed at New Life Homes and volunteered at its school two years […]
“Do your desires have you going around in circles? You may be looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places.” The Longing in Me: How Everything You Crave Leads to the Heart of God by Sheila Walsh About this book: (from the publisher) You vowed you’d never repeat the same mistakes—yet you find yourself right where you […]
“Two women. Both desperate for the same baby. Both in love with the same man.” Dear Thing by Julie Cohen About this book: (from the publisher) After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily has offered to give them the one thing that they want most.
“In I Don’t Wait Anymore, Grace Thornton challenges readers to find their calling and purpose from God and go after it with completely committed hearts.“ I Don’t Wait Anymore: Letting Go of Expectations and Grasping God’s Adventure for You by Grace Thornton About this book: (from the publisher) Have you been waiting for life to turn out the […]
“The truth of what is ahead for you must be found in God’s Word…” Life After Breath: After Her Husband Takes His Last Breath, and After She Tries to Catch Hers by Susan VandePol About this book: (from the publisher) The word “widow” carries with it the meaning of being severed; torn apart from what she was […]
A novel of Hitler’s Germany The End of Law by Therese Down About this book: (from the publisher) Berlin, 1933: as Hitler rises to power; the law–designed to protect and serve–becomes twisted to the will of those who dream of a pure Aryan race.
I first “met” today’s guest about a year ago when her publicist told me he’d be sending me her new book, Reclaiming Home, to read for my blog. He predicted that I’d find Krista Gilbert to be “up my alley.” Well, he nailed it, and for that, I will be forever grateful. One of the things I so appreciate […]
Friends! In honor of mothers and daughters, I am delighted to bring you a treat today, thanks to my lovely friend, Paula Bicknell. Our friendship began many moons ago at a writers conference, and we have prayed and written and sought counsel together ever since. So it’s with great joy that I have the privilege […]