Category Archives: Books

Book Write-Up: An Amish Year, by Beth Wiseman

Beth Wiseman.  An Amish Year: Four Amish Novellas.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2015.  See here to buy the book. An Amish Year contains four novellas about the Amish.  The stories get better as the book proceeds. Allow me to comment on … Continue reading

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Visiting Powell’s Book Store: Anne Rice’s Collection, Atheist and Christian Apologetics, and New Age Bible Versions

I went to Powell’s bookstore in Portland on Labor Day.  I browsed inside the rare book room, the philosophy section, and the religion section.  The religion section is so big that I didn’t even get to see everything!  Here are … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up (Loosely-Speaking): Where Courage Calls

Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan.  Where Courage Calls.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2014. A little background on why I decided to read this book: I am part of Bethany House Publisher’s blogger review program.  Each month, I receive two newsletters … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A Light to My Path, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin.  A Light to My Path.  Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2004. A Light to My Path is the third book of Lynn Austin’s Refiner’s Fire series about the American Civil War.  The first book, Candle in the Darkness, focused on … Continue reading

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Thinking of Revisiting the Love Comes Softly Series

A while back, when I got the Hallmark Channel, the channel would frequently play the movie versions of Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly series.  Michael Landon, Jr. directed some of them, and Katherine Heigl was in the first two.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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On Reading Fiction Books

Here is a question for me to ramble about today: Why am I prejudiced against fiction? Or am I?  I can think of some fiction books that I enjoyed.  After I finished them, I felt as if I had eaten … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Word Changers, by Ashlee Willis

Ashlee Willis.  The Word Changers.  Conquest Publishers, 2014. ISBN-10: 0990397912. ISBN-13: 978-0990397915.  See here to purchase the book. The Word Changers is Christian fantasy for young adults.  While I am not part of the book’s target audience, I enjoyed reading … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: God Is Just Not Fair

Jennifer Rothschild.  God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.  (ePub: February 2014.) Jennifer Rothschild is blind.  She is also a Christian.  This book is about her journey to cope spiritually with … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Beautiful Day with a Good Attitude, Plus Getting Some Books

I didn’t go to church this morning.  It was a beautiful day, so my Mom, her husband, and I went to Syracuse to eat breakfast, go to the zoo, then go to the Goodwill, which has a big store there.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Lone Star Trail, by Darlene Franklin

Darlene Franklin.  Lone Star Trail.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for sending me a review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. Lone Star Trail is part of the Texas … Continue reading

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