Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You by Lee Wolfe Blum About the book: (from the publisher) In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to […]
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan About the book: (from the publisher) At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food’s colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has […]
It’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s the truth: when it comes to engaging with the children I sponsor through World Vision, I am letter-writing challenged.
Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy About the book: (from the publisher) This 1944 World War II drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain.
Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory About the book: (from the publisher) “I don’t even know where to start!” Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess […]
My friend Sarah is a people gatherer. She gathers people so that she may love them. Specifically, she gathers people around her table. She calls herself a love missionary. And it starts in her very own backyard.
Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in their Time of Trial by Sarah Beckman About the book: (from the publisher) Whether it’s cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trial. We wonder: “What can I do to help?”
The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo About the book: (from the publisher) A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of […]
The Runaway Midwife by Patricia Harman About the book: (from the publisher) Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients…calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the birth of their children…ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world. But when Clara’s life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn’t been tending to her own needs […]
What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds by Esther Emory The book: (from the publisher) Esther Emery was a successful playwright and theater director, wife and mother, and loving it all – until, suddenly, she wasn’t. When a personal and professional crisis of spectacular extent […]