Earth Filled with Heaven (Book Review) After listening to Skye Jethani's interview with Aaron Damiani on his book I knew I wanted to read it. I was excited to see it as an option to review for Moody Publishing. I received a copy to read, and the following is my review. This book reminded me of Lauren Winner's Mudhouse … Continue reading Earth Filled with Heaven (Book Review)


What If Jesus was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? (Book Review) What if Jesus Was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? by Skye Jethani is the third book in this series. I have had the opportunity to review the other two. They are simple but deep discussions on the Sermon on the Mount, prayer, and now Church. This book on Church like the other two includes drawings … Continue reading What If Jesus was Serious ABOUT THE CHURCH? (Book Review)

A Non-Anxious Presence (Book Review)

That title pulled me in. I had just heard John Mark Comer recommend Mark Sayers as an author when I saw the opportunity to review this book from Moody Publishing. This is a book I will revisit in a different season of life. It was more historical and sociological than I was anticipating. It … Continue reading A Non-Anxious Presence (Book Review)

Genuine Community (book review) One thing the last year and a half and counting has shed light on is our anemic view of community, specifically the church. It revealed how many were satisfied by a good conversation or time of prayer in the halls or in a class. Or just chatter after service with those around them or … Continue reading Genuine Community (book review)

Daybook (disclaimer: been awhile edition)

Out my Window: overcast rainy off and on, humid Enjoying: break from writing papers, reading my friend's Daybook, waterfalls, watching 3 crazy zucchini plants that I did not plant grow wild in my non-tended to garden, visits with good friends Listening to/Watching: Finished listening and watching lessons on Acute Stress, Grief, and Trauma and Theories of Counseling now … Continue reading Daybook (disclaimer: been awhile edition)

The Other Half of Church (Book Review) I am fascinated by all things related to the brain and learning. I also love theology. So when I had a chance to review The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks from Moody Publishing, I jumped at the chance. This was a … Continue reading The Other Half of Church (Book Review)

Freedom Starts Today (Book Review) "A lifetime of freedom is made up of single days." John Elmore's premise for this 90 day devotional for overcoming addiction reminds me of Jesus' words in Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own." Addiction can be an overwhelming mountain … Continue reading Freedom Starts Today (Book Review)