Saturday, June 25, 2016

Reformation and Romance: Luther and Katharina

Jody Hedlund has written this historical novel with great respect for the history of the protestant reformation.  As an American by birth, I struggle to imagine the anguish of being persecuted or executed for leaving a church or religious order.  The sacrifices made by so many who confronted corruption in their church, translated the Bible into common languages, and dared to trust individuals to pray and read Scripture for themselves made possible the freedom Americans still enjoy today.

Readers who enjoy "romance" that is not sappy, happy, and silly will enjoy this mix of history, romance, and action/adventure. I'm confident this book will be enjoyed by my church library patrons.

I received an Advance Review Copy from the publisher for my honest review.

Get your own copy on Amazon.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fiberfrau: Fun with Fabrics and Fibers: Book Recommendation: My Mother's Quilts

Fiberfrau: Fun with Fabrics and Fibers: Book Recommendation: My Mother's Quilts: My Mother's Quilts  is a devotional book with a special twist.  Each 3-4 page daily devotion includes a beautiful quilt photograph alo...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New Series for Girls: Bible Belles


A girl named Rooney Cruz learns about virtues from great women of the Bible.  The first book features Esther, a woman who waited patiently for God's plan to unfold.  Kidnapped, chosen by the Persian king, and placed by God at a time when she could save her Jewish people from extinction, Esther is a wonderful model for girls today. 



In a world where college students are demanding "safe spaces", let's raise a generation of girls to become women of valor.  Teach them courage rather than fear and to wait for God rather than rush to whatever is popular.

Beautiful color illustrations accompany this story by Erin Weidemann.  Comment below before June 21 to enter a drawing for a free copy of Esther: The Belle of Patience.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Book Review: Mother & Son


Mothers know that sons are not daughters, but are often unsure how that plays out in day-to-day life.  Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, noted for marriage counseling, now offers mothers some practical help with raising sons in Mother & Son.

The differences between love and respect are sometimes subtle, but boys crave respect and seldom get it.  I would describe the respect they need as this: letting your son know you believe in the man he is becoming.  The author offers examples of what respect may look like for both young boys and young men.

Add this book to your home, pastoral, or church library.  If you leave a comment on the blog, I will enter your name in a drawing for a free copy of Mother & Son.  Drawing will take place June 6.



"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”