“Motherless,” Erin Healy

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Erin Healy, Favourites, Fiction, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

“This is truth: we all tell the stories that we want to believe. We tell them for so long that we forget what we really know. Occasionally we convince others to believe them too.” Motherless is the story of brother and sister, Marina and Dylan, who are coming to terms with the anticipated death of their father (he’s in an induced coma) having lost their mother many years earlier from an apparent suicide. Marina, even though only a few years older than 16-year-old Dylan, has taken on many of the responsibilities of being a mother. She is...

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“The Legend of Sheba,” Tosca Lee

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Favourite Authors, Fiction, My Library, Reviews, Tosca Lee | 0 comments

There is little mention of the Queen of Sheba in the Bible other than that she paid King Solomon a visit having heard of his great wisdom and he worshipped an unseen God. (1 Kings 10:1-13) This novel greatly expands on the little we know and introduces us to an enchanting, complex Queen who is powerful, fiercely independent, intelligent and very beautiful. We meet her as a child and then retrace her period of exile before becoming Queen. She soon asserts her authority by utilising Saba’s natural wealth to build a greater kingdom. Her...

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“Killing Lions,” John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

It was very special to be able to ‘participate’ in a conversation between a son and a father as they chatted about the key matters that impact a man’s heart. Sam, the 25 year old, recently married and wanting some everyday wisdom on how to approach marriage, his vocation, his faith, friendships, and how to cherish his wife provides the context. His dad, John, asks as many questions as he ‘listens’ to Sam and provides his views based on his experience as a 53 year old. Being a trained counsellor and coaching men in...

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“God took me by the Hand,” Jerry Bridges

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 2 comments

This was a delightful read of a very humble man who is able to look back at his 80+ years and see how God has His hand on so many small and large happenings during those years. I haven’t read any of Jerry’s books and felt led to read this for some reason and am so glad for it. There are so many takeaways from this short memoir of sorts, a few of which I’ll mention in this review. Jerry is an example of a person the world would least expect to make such an impact; he was born with a number of physical shortcomings and grew up...

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