Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized

The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham Is an Epic Journey into Britain’s Dark Ages (Blog Tour & Author Interview)

The Saxon Wolves by Penny Ingham takes readers on an impeccably researched epic journey into Britain's Dark Ages. For Anya, priestess and princess, exile is only the beginning. I had the opportunity to interview the very talented author, Penny Ingham.

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Uncategorized

First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love  Author: William H. Willimon Genre: Christian Nonfiction Length: 91 Pages (Paperback) First lines: "Thanks to fellow Christians… Continue reading First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

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Book Review: Safari Pug by L. James, Illustrated by E. Ceulemans #MG

Title: Safari Pug  Author: Laura James Genre: Middle Grade (Ages 8-12), Fun & Lighthearted Fantasy Length: 105 pages Format: Hardcover   Summary from Goodreads Meet the brilliant, the wonderful, the courageous ... Safari Pug! The third book in a joyful illustrated series for fans of Claude and Squishy McFluff. When Pug and Lady Miranda have a scary run-in with a… Continue reading Book Review: Safari Pug by L. James, Illustrated by E. Ceulemans #MG

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Uncategorized

Problematic Reads: Made for the Journey by E. Elliot (Book Review)

Title: Made for the Journey: One Missionary's First Year in the Jungles of Ecuador (Note: This book is also listed under the title These Strange Ashes and was originally published in 1979) Author: Elisabeth Elliot Genre: Nonfiction/ Memoir/ Christian Length:  176 pages Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company   When Revell Reads sent me a free advanced reader copy of… Continue reading Problematic Reads: Made for the Journey by E. Elliot (Book Review)

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Poetry, Uncategorized

Poetry Review: “Love Looks Pretty on You” by Lang Leav

Title: Love Looks Pretty on You: Poetry & Prose Author: Lang Leav Genre: Contemporary Poetry and Prose Poems Length: 224 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date: January 29, 2019   Friends, I am pleased to announce that poetry is making a comeback! In recent years there has been a distinct upsurge in the interest of… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Love Looks Pretty on You” by Lang Leav

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Tips for Sermon Writing

Dear Reader, John Wesley (one my personal heroes and co-founder of Methodism) encouraged “plain speaking for plain people,” he also advocated excellence in preaching. When preparing a sermon, I always ask myself the following questions: 1.) You are the resident theologian: Even if you have never attended seminary, there is a good chance that you… Continue reading Tips for Sermon Writing