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Book Reviews

Work without Shame, Rest without Guilt

Balance. It's what we long for in our lives as we hear shouts of "Work harder!" in one ear, and whispers to "rest more" in the other. What if God's plan for us isn't just one way or the other? 

Enter the holy hustle.

Crystal Stine followed the path to success as she climbed the corporate ladder. Read the review...

A joy-filled life is possible...And you can have it right where you are.

Those desires that tug on your heart and keep you up at night—the big dreams, grand adventures, new experiences—require purpose and planning, time and effort. Is it possible to follow your passions while still finding joy and meaning where God has you right now? Read the review...

Help Your Tween Become a Girl Who Lives Her Faith

Bestselling author and trusted Bible teacher Elizabeth George wants to help your tween daughter, age 8-12, understand what God's Word is saying and how it applies to everyday life. In this interactive and guided study of the book of James, your tween daughter will discover short chapters with helpful sections,  Read the review...

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—-or all out—-control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Read the review...

Daily encouragement and spiritual refreshment for expectant moms

 There are few things more exciting in life than the nine months that lead up to the birth of a baby. God’s miracle of creation is happening less than a heartbeat away, and mommies are looking for encouragement and celebration at this joyous expecting time! Read the review...

You've Invested a Lot in Being a Good Mom...

Your kids are in school, doing their chores, and cleaning just enough to keep their rooms from being condemned by the Board of Health. But do you want to connect with your children outside your regular routine and find ways to understand, enjoy, and learn more about them? Read the review....

"Lemons to Lemonade" is the story of one woman's journey away from God. It is also the story of God's calling her back to Himself, patiently over the course of years. But it’s more than just a story. This is an upbeat motivational book for spiritual growth for all women. Has your life gone sour?

God can take all the lemons you find in your experiences and make something good happen. He can make lemonade! Read the review...

What Can You Do When You Feel You're Just Not Good Enough?

Do the voices in your head say you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough...or just not enough, period? It's time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are. Read the review...

Mila’s summer in Mexico is going to be perfect. She has a plan. If only life would stick to it.

After facing everything from a flash flood to Moctezuma’s revenge, from a romantic date for two to a gaggle of snide girls, teenage artist Mila Gulick finds the biggest challenge comes from the war within herself. Read the review...

Do you go through the trials of life still searching for beauty? Even amidst chronic illness, debilitating pain, and grief, Melanie Fagan insists there is still hope, healing, and peace. "What if I told you the noticing is as meaningful as air; that we're constantly invited into a deeper communion with our Creator?" 

Join Melanie as she takes you on a journey of faith where the Lord led her through some of the hardest circumstances by transforming them into moments of grace and beauty.  Read the review...

What every parent needs to know in a world full of drugs, drinking and gasp! Sex.

Written from her experience as a Christian "wild child", now a mother and the wife of a recovered addict, Leah Grey sheds light on her childhood rebellion and how her life was ultimately saved- by finding her true identity in Christ.  Read the review...

Stronger than death. Mightier than tsunamis and earthquakes and tornadoes. More powerful than atomic bombs. Faith is the most effective weapon in our Christian arsenal. It is so powerful, it moves God! The great Monarch of the universe will do what He otherwise might not simply because weak, wobbly-legged humans have the audacity to believe He would and trust Him to. Read the review...

At some point in her life, almost every woman will experience an injury, surgery, or illness, catapulting her into a season of stillness and often painful recovery. Christine's encouraging words and directives guide us in managing the physical pain and emotional struggles of recovery. She inspires with thoughtful and motivating insights from her own experiences, explaining the value of letting go and receiving help--two challenging concepts every woman faces.  Read the review...