Category: Book Reviews

Review: Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy

This book has inspired me to carve out a peaceful space for the next few weeks. I’ll take a blogging break from now until July 31. Thanks for understanding, and I’ll resume my normal Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posting schedule then. Now, for the book review!

Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life is Nicole Johnson’s story of how a personal crisis made her realign her priorities. She was pushing herself too hard, spinning in the crazy circles so many of us understand and experience.

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A Fresh Batch of Book Reviews #9

If you want to learn about simple hospitality or how to teach your little ones about Jesus, I have two books to recommend today.

The Turquoise Table will inspire you to reach out to your neighbors in fellowship, without all the hassle of a house party. Author Kristin Schell was inspired by the story of Ludmilla, an elderly woman in Prague, who opens her home to anyone who wants to talk. Kristin placed an ordinary picnic table in her Texas front yard, painted it turquoise, and neighbors began showing up. She’s built a ministry from this table, and in this book she shares lots of ideas for building community.

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Review: Finding God’s Blessings in Brokenness

Finding God’s Blessings in Brokenness: How Pain Reveals His Deepest Love

I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Charles Stanley, whose teaching has had a very important impact on my spiritual growth. This book did not disappoint my expectations of solid biblical teaching, deep insights into God’s truth, and uplifting encouragement.

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