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The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You – Shannan Martin

The Ministry of Ordinary Places is a beautifully written call to action.  We don’t have to travel to far off lands to show God’s love to others.  We have the opportunity every day in the lives we are living.  The Ministry of Ordinary Places is a wonderful reminder of the impact and influence each one of us can bring to this world.  Through our words and actions within our own homes and neighborhoods we each have the potential to make a positive difference.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

The Ministry of Ordinary Places Book Cover The Ministry of Ordinary Places
Shannan Martin
Religion
October 9, 2018
240

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace – Erwin Raphael McManus

Erwin McManus explores the path to inner peace using a biblical framework.  Each chapter focuses on a specific element of the the warrior’s code.  Although written in an easy conversational tone,  the subject matter is of depth.  I found myself needing to pause to think and reflect upon the thoughts and ideas presented.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

The Way of the Warrior Book Cover The Way of the Warrior
Erwin Raphael McManus
Religion
WaterBrook Press
February 26, 2019
224

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is hilarious and heart-breaking.  I really enjoyed this book.  Eleanor is one of the most interesting book characters I have encountered in a long time.  The continual unraveling of Eleanor’s real story as a sub-plot throughout the book makes for a suspenseful story that begs for you to keep reading.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Book Cover Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
Fiction
Pamela Dorman Books
2017
336

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The One-in-a-Million Boy – Monica Wood

The One in a Million Boy is a beautifully written novel.  It chronicles the relationship between 104 year old Ona and an eleven year old boy scout who is assigned to help her with odd jobs around her house in order to earn a merit badge.  With time, Ona and the boy develop a special friendship, but then the boy stops coming to her house to help.  After a few weeks, the boy scout’s father appears at Ona’s home in order to finish his son’s work there.  He ultimately explains that his son has died.  As the boy scout’s parents get to know Ona they learn who their son really was and who they are as well.  The One in a Million Boy is a touching book that is hard to put down once you start.

 

 

The One in a Million Boy Book Cover The One in a Million Boy
Monica Wood
Review
April 5, 2016
320

Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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Blogging Vacation

I will be taking time off to enjoy the Christmas season with my family.  My next new blog post will go live on January 9th.

The Case for Christ: Daily Moment of Truth – Lee Strobel and Mark Mittleberg

Still looking for a few Christmas gifts?!  The Case for Christ: Daily Moment of Truth is an outstanding devotional which incorporates text from Strobel’s previous Case for Christ resources.  I really like the succinct nature of each devotional.  They are easy to read and understand yet still have a great deal of substance.  This devotional would make a lovely gift.

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.

 

The Case for Christ Devotional Book Cover The Case for Christ Devotional
Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg,
Religion
September 25, 2018
400

Star Bright: A Christmas Story ~ Author – Alison McGhee and Illustrator – Peter H. Reynolds

A Christmas Story is a lovely book that tells the story of an angel who is uncertain what to bring to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  Ultimately, she realizes a star that shines brightly is the perfect gift for a king.  The text and illustrations in this book work together beautifully to create a wonderful holiday read.  This book is not to be missed!

Star Bright Book Cover Star Bright
Alison McGhee
Juvenile Fiction
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
September 30, 2014
40