Book Reviews, Books

Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me by Shadia Hirchi (Book Review & Blog Tour)

About the Book Book: Hagar Author: Shadia Hrichi Genre: Religion / Bible Study Release Date: October 10, 2017 You are ”The God Who Sees Me.” Discover a close relationship with God–no matter the pain or suffering in your life. Witness the depths of God’s compassion through the eyes of Hagar, a runaway slave who meets… Continue reading Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me by Shadia Hirchi (Book Review & Blog Tour)

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Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Everything Changes When Jesus Shows Up at Church (His Encouragement #31)

I admire the woman in Luke 13:10-17 because I know from firsthand experience how embarrassing it can be to go into a public space when you look different from everybody else. Her faith is an inspiration to all of us.

Blogging, Books

Net Galley #ReviewAThon Round Up!

NetGalley is hostted a "Reivew a Thon" from July 22-August 30th . The goal of the #ReviewAThon was to encourage bloggers to work their way through our TBR ("to be read") piles. Net Galley is a great website that provides free advanced reader copies to bloggers and readers in exchange for an honest review. I… Continue reading Net Galley #ReviewAThon Round Up!

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Devotions, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Devotion: Straighten Up & Fly Right (His Encouragement #31)

All of us need to straighten up sometimes- all of us are tempted to judge others. Furthermore, all of us are bound by something. We are all in need of healing, whether it be spiritual, physical, or emotional. When Christ shows up on the scene, everything changes. “

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Book Reviews, Books, Women in Ministry

#BookReview: A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers brings the first century to life @ivpress

A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers brings the first century teachings of Paul to life for modern readers.  I will refer to this book when preparing sermons on St. Paul's teachings in the future.

Book Reviews, Books, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry

Book Review: Near the Exit by Lori Erickson- An Episcopal deacon explores death from a spiritual perspective @NetGalley #ReviewAThon

In Near the Exit, Travels of the Not-So-Grim Reaper, Lori Erickson, travel writer and Episcopal deacon, takes readers on a spiritual journey to face death head on in order to learn about what makes us human.