The Book of Longings (A Book Review)

The Book of Longings by novelist Sue Monk Kidd is a new book that was released only months ago. The book takes a look at the life of Ana, the girl who would grow up to become the wife of Jesus. I initially decided against buying the book for a couple of reasons. First, I … Continue reading The Book of Longings (A Book Review)

A Grown-Up Guide To Dinosaurs (A Book Review)

When Audible released their July selections of original works, this one caught my eye. As a child, growing up in a firmly "Young Earth Creationist" home, my understanding of evolution, including the story of dinosaurs, was warped. Anything I might have learned always came with the disclaimer from my parents, and other well-intentioned YEC adults, … Continue reading A Grown-Up Guide To Dinosaurs (A Book Review)

Everything Happens For A Reason (A Book Review)

July's book pick for the "Faith, Coffee, And Books" was the very short and quick read, "Everything Happens For A Reason" by Kate Bowler. Admittedly, I was prepared for a very different kind of book when I sat down to read this. I thought the book would be centred more on an apologetics angle to … Continue reading Everything Happens For A Reason (A Book Review)

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)

I chose this book when it came out as a "Book of the Month" option. The concept intrigued me. I was a huge fan of the author's debut novel, One Day in December, so I bought it and expected good things. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver follows, as one might expect, … Continue reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)

The Power of Self-Compassion by Laurie Cameron (A Book Review)

I've been on a self-compassion kick lately. It started a few month ago when I happened to stumble across a workbook at a bookstore. The workbook was called, "The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook" by Kristin Neff, PhD & Christopher Germer, PhD. The workbook introduced me to a whole new way of speaking to myself and understanding … Continue reading The Power of Self-Compassion by Laurie Cameron (A Book Review)

The Getaway by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (A Book Review)

I chose this one because I'd been doing a ton of heavy reading lately, and I needed something to just relax my brain. And what is more relaxing than a thriller, right? I know it must say something about my psyche that this is the sort of book that relaxes me. Oh well. The Getaway … Continue reading The Getaway by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (A Book Review)

Fierce By Alice Connor

Fierce by Alice Connor was the May read for my facebook group, "Faith, Coffee, and Books". Honestly? I kind of dreaded starting this one. It took me a long time to get back into reading after all of the pandemic and lockdown stuff happened. I'm still working my way through February and March's reads. In my … Continue reading Fierce By Alice Connor

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCrieght

This book was chosen for me by the lady who runs the Book of the Month Club I am in. Each month she chooses a thriller for us that we can either buy or opt-out of. I hadn't actually heard of this one, but the synopsis made it look interesting. So I said, "I'm in!" … Continue reading A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCrieght

November Reads

Okay! Back on time with alllllll of the books that I read in November. As always, if you've read any of these books feel free to leave me a comment and let me know your own thoughts! The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens (Finished November 1) I seem to be getting back into classics, … Continue reading November Reads

Because Of Rachel Held Evans

I've been trying to put into words all that Rachel Held Evans meant to me. That's a hard thing to do. She was extremely instrumental in reshaping my own faith after I'd begun to deconstruct. So much of my life over the last 5 years has been trying to make sense of a faith that … Continue reading Because Of Rachel Held Evans