Book Reviews

Reviews of books and resources that have been meaningful to me in my Christian walk.

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    Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God

    Recently I found a little book called Sacred Pathways: Nine Ways to Connect with God. I love anything that helps me connect with God. To me Bible study, quiet time, prayer—it’s all about connecting with God. Anxiety disconnects me. I go inside myself and don’t always connect with God, who is more than happy to come when I call and hold my hand and guide me back to calm. So, I thought, nine ways to make this connection. I can use that.

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    Prayers for Prodigals–A Review

    I’d love to say I have no experience with this, that all of my children are walking with God, but the truth is I have prodigals. And the heart status of people I love can be agonizing. I worry. I push sometimes. Sometimes my fear over their eternal futures paralyzes me. I want to pray, but I run out of words. Mostly I run out of hope. I have prayed for years, and sometimes I am too weary to pray another day. Enter James Banks and his book Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child.

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    Waymaker by Ann Voskamp–A Review

    At its heart, Ann Voskamp’s newest book Waymaker is a romance. It’s the story of God’s love for us couched in the terms of a story, a true story of a marriage that almost died, an adoption with seemingly insurmountable challenges, and how deep heart pain can derail our best attempts to honor God. I admit I read it too fast the first time, reading the human story first, thirsting to find out How The Story Ended. I’m a Christian romance novelist at my core. My native language is the story of God’s love for us framed in terms of human relationships. Ann spoke to me in my language, and…