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Book Spotlight and Blog Tour: Sometimes in Bath by Charles Nevin

Charles Nevin seems to have hit upon a promising idea: exploring the world of Bath through the use of fiction. I enjoy short stories, and I think it is very clever that each short story is followed by an afterword that separates the fact from the fiction. What a great way to teach history through the use of literature!

Blogging, Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Ministry, Uncategorized

Book Review and Blog Tour: The Multicultural Church by Dan Willis

Despite the progress our country has made in Civil Rights over the past century, Sunday morning is still one of the most segregated times in America. It seems like the only people striving to lead in the area of racial reconciliation are politicians, activists, and celebrities. Pastor Dan Willis wants to know… Where is the church? What can the people of God do to become leaders again and not just be Johnny-come-lately followers?

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Book Review: When Polly Met Olly

This was a light and breezy book to read and the story moved quickly. This is the first book that I've ever read by Zoe May, and I'm pleased to say that her writing style reminds me of Sophie Kinsella (another author whom I enjoy). My favorite thing about this book was the creative concept. It was a very cute premise and a fun story. 

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Audiobook Review: Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds- A quirky memoir about moving to Ireland!

Nick and Lesley Albert yearn to leave the noise, stress and pollution of modern Britain and move to the countryside, where the living is good, the air sweet, with space for their dogs to run free. Suddenly out of work and soon to be homeless, they set off in search of a new life in Ireland, a country they had never visited. A

Book Reviews, Books

A Reason to Grieve by Mick Williams is a unique take on the classic #romcom

When they meet a memorial service, they discover that they have an inexplicable magnetic pull toward one another. A Reason to Grieve is full of quirky friends and fun banter as the two characters slowly explore their feelings for one another. Will they be able to create a future together, or are the hurts of the past too deep to bury? 

Blogging, Books, Ministry, Women in Ministry

Want to Read Wednesday: The Pastor Wears a Skirt by Dorothy Nickel Friesen

Rev. Dorothy Nickel Friesen, an ordained Mennonite pastor, digs deep into the soul of a pastor with humor, pathos, and passion. Her memoir, a collection of short stories based on true events, visits the agony of bedside death, lost dreams, and angry parishioners who walk away from her leadership. She also shares the laugh-out-loud stories of weddings (a missing groom), rituals of deep meaning (with water from the Jordan River), and tension-filled advocacy for peace (on a military base).