“Fight Back with Joy,” Margaret Feinberg

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Fight Back with Joy, Joy, Margaret Feinberg, My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

“Joy is one of those words that has been overused, distorted into a cliche.” I nodded in agreement as I read that statement in the first few pages of this book. I confess I’m one of those people who doesn’t really understand it and too often relates it to happiness and/or my circumstances. Besides Margaret’s brilliant Biblical teaching, I was drawn to read her latest book to better understand “joy.” Margaret drew me into her 18 month battle with cancer. We visit her doctors, the wards at the hospital,...

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“Kept,” by Sally Bradley

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Fiction, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

I don’t read much romantic fiction but I was drawn to “Kept” by the comments of some reviewers whom I respect dearly. What grabbed my attention in their reviews was the notion that this novel wasn’t your typical Christian romance as it grappled with some tough issues. It didn’t take long to get absorbed in the story. It’s powerful storytelling with wonderfully believable characters (well maybe the good looks are a little exaggerated but my wife tells me that’s essential to most romance novels). I expect Miska, the drop-dead...

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“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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