This book considers the relationship between African American women and Mary of Nazareth. After examining the history of black American motherhood during slavery and beyond, this book then gives an overview of the existing views of Mary in both the church and the academy.
I had the opportunity to interview L.R. Hay, and I was particularly moved by the section of this interview where she shares about how she went the extra mile for a young reader with sight loss.
An classic mystery set in Wales with a touch of noir! The Art of Murder, the second book in the Jordan Jenner series is an exciting followup to Murder on the Rocks
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.
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
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
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)
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
"Poems from a Loquacious Heart: Prayers" by Christina Crahall is a deeply spiritual work that captures the beauty of the natural world in order to bring the reader closer to God.
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