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World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life – Marvin Olasky

This collection of articles is written from a Christian viewpoint and covers a wide range of topics. Although one can read it cover to cover, it is really more of a reference resource. Whether you agree with Olasky’s views or not, his writings really encourage one to think.

While this complimentary book was provided for […]

Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results at Home – The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen (Editor)

If you are interested in learning how to make delicious home-made bread, this is the book for you.  I have loved going thru and trying the recipes in this book.  Everything I have made has been wonderful.  I particularly liked the explanations included with each recipe that explain why the recipe works to give you […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blogging Vacation

Our family is looking forward to enjoying Thanksgiving week together.  My next new post will be on Monday, November 27th.

Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for Any Season – Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Ordinary Graces is a lovely devotional that is uplifting and inspiring. The book is divided into four sections: grace, strength, gratitude, and life. Each entry includes a Bible verse and a short story or reflection based upon one specific word from the verse. This devotional would be a wonderful gift for a friend.

While this […]

Way Back Wednesday ~ Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving (Traditions of Faith) – Virginia Kroll

This post originally appeared November 2013.

Saying Grace: A Prayer of Thanksgiving is a sweet book that describes life as an early settler.  The story itself features a little girl named Grace who struggles to remember her spelling word for school – bounty.  The reader is soon introduced to the world of hardship as well […]

Hug Me, Please! – Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

I have to admit that the title of the book coupled with the image on the cover caught my attention when I was at the library.  It just looked like it would be a delight, and it is!  This sweet tale features a Daddy Bear and his son who share the joy and warmth of […]

Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women – Lindsay A. Franklin

Adored is a lovely devotional.  Each daily passage begins with scripture and then includes a few paragraphs which cover applying that verse within your life.  There are also a few lines provided for notes at the end of each section.  If you have a tween or teen girl on your Christmas list, this devotional would […]

Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose – Melissa Spoelstra

It is really easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas and completely lose focus on why we actually celebrate Christmas.  Total Christmas Makeover is a great way to refocus yourself and your family.  This seasonal devotional is terrific.  I particularly liked the questions for reflection at the end […]

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star – J.A.Myhre

A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star is the third book in the Rwendigo Series.  This African adventure story which features a boy, his sister, and an orphaned gorilla is filled with action.  It also includes many current concerns that face Africa including AIDS, malnutrition, and environmental concerns.  This series is written for upper […]