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Book Review: The Jesus Who Surprises by Dee Brestin

What this book is about:  This non-fic Bible study is an exploration of Jesus throughout all of the Bible. The author has taken care to highlight some less obvious places in Scripture where Jesus appears, even if not named exactly. What I liked:  The coverage was fairly comprehensive, as in representing all different sections of … Continue reading Book Review: The Jesus Who Surprises by Dee Brestin

Book Review: Fresh Start Bible

What this book is about:  It's the Bible. It's God's love letter to us. It's the NLT and is what I would consider to be a light study Bible. What I liked about it:  Each book starts with a page explaining the time in which the events occurred and has a breakdown of the major … Continue reading Book Review: Fresh Start Bible

NaNoWriMo 2019 overview and other things

Hello all! Has your family been sick lately? Good grief, we've had a bout of sickness over here and FINALLY everyone (except me, of course) is feeling back to 100%. First things, NaNo 2019! It's in the books, and yes, I completed all 50k words with about a 600 word pad before I cut  myself … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019 overview and other things

Book Review: Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Forkin Bohannon

What this book is about:  This super perky book glorifies the Beginner and all the beautiful advantages that come from being a beginner who knows absolutely nothing about what you're trying to do. What I liked:  The Tone. It's super conversational but doesn't sacrifice heart, passion, meaning, depth, or anything else one loves about these … Continue reading Book Review: Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Forkin Bohannon

Book Review: Something Needs to Change by David Platt

What the book is about:  David Platt takes on an abbreviated week-long journey with him through the Himalayas. He shares heart-wrenching stories of need and poverty and beautiful stories of life change and hope. And in the midst of it all, he walks us through his own personal faith challenge on the journey. What I … Continue reading Book Review: Something Needs to Change by David Platt

Book Review: Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree (And GIVEAWAY!)

What this book is about:  This nonfic is packed full of info, charts, tips, and tricks to organize and schedule life so that it's full. And not in the jam-packed every moment, but in the emotionally full and satisfying sense. What I liked:  The VAST quantity of resources in this book. Wow! There are charts, … Continue reading Book Review: Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree (And GIVEAWAY!)

How word sprints are saving my novel

Sounds a bit dramatic, eh? Sometimes the truth has some drama. I've been reading a few books lately (reviews forthcoming, yes, they are already scheduled) and they've presented some rather radical ideas. Okay, maybe the ideas aren't all that radical, but they ARE what I've needed to hear. Too often, motivational books/speakers/etc talk about DREAMING … Continue reading How word sprints are saving my novel

Book Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about:  Book 2 of the Stormlight Archive! We meet back up with all our (still alive) friends from book 1 to continue the Saga of moving the world from its broken state to what it could be when the Radiants return! What I liked:  Consistency. If Sanderson is nothing else, he … Continue reading Book Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

A bit of a break

Whew!! I just realized that I kind of disappeared for two weeks. Sorry about that. When life starts back up at the beginning of the school year, it really starts with a bang, doesn't it? I've got a few new book reviews coming up of books I REALLY enjoyed, so I'm excited to share some … Continue reading A bit of a break