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The One About Books

Blogging has given me many unexpected perks. 


Free books to review with netgalley.com. New affiliations such as the one I’ve started with Family Christian. Concerts. Events. More books. Giveaways.


It seems companies and organizations realize there is a new voice out there. A way to reach consumers.




That leaves me with a big responsibility. To myself and my family and my readers. I want to deliver you quality. I want to be an excellent steward of my time. Ever since I learned how to read, I have wanted to gobble up every book I come across.


In an effort to do all this, this will be my final post this week. I am taking a week (at least) to really focus on all of these books I’ve decided to review and share with you. I won't get them all finished but I can get a good start this way.


Here are the books I have lined up:

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar


Two women. Alone. With no provision. Can a woman who has lost everything, except her beloved mother, find hope in a foreign land? 

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things by Sara Hagerty


In Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Sara Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to craft a mosaic of a God who leans into broken stories. Here readers see a God who is present in every changing circumstance, and more significantly, they see a God who is present in every unchanging circumstance as well.

Watch for the review on this one. I'm partnering with Family Christian to give a copy away!


A Beautiful Disaster: Finding Hope in the Midst of Brokenness by Marlena Graves 

This eloquently written book interweaves biblical insights and personal narratives to show how God uses suffering and desert experiences to shape us into the image of Christ.


Vanishing Grace: Whatever Happened to the Good News? by Philip Yancey

Why does the church stir up such negative feelings? Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives.


Unstoppable: Running the Race You Were Born to Win by Christine Caine

In Unstoppable, best-selling author, global evangelist, and human-trafficking activist, Christine Caine mesmerizes us with true stories and eternal principles that equip us to run the race marked out for us.


Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost and Found Again by Preston Yancey

Preston Yancey arrived at Baylor University in the autumn of 2008 with his life figured out, then slowly each piece of his secure world fell apart: his church, his life of study, his politics, his girlfriend, his best friend, and his God.


Pure Eyes, Clean Heart by Craig & Jen Ferguson

In this candid account, Craig and Jen Ferguson share their personal story of the shame, anger, and hopelessness associated with Craig’s porn addiction. It threatened to destroy their marriage until they discovered how drawing close to Christ could lead them out of the pit of sinful habits, unhealthy responses, and personal despair toward true recovery.


Overrated: Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world? by Eugene Cho

Many people today talk about justice but are they living justly? They want to change the world but are they being changed themselves?

Watch for the review on this one. I'm partnering with Family Christian to give a copy away!


There's reading to do! I’ll be back with you soon. With a review... or eight. -T


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