100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

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Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle-grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best middle-grade books of all time are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More

Aiming For Love With Funny Light Hearted Books

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Fun Light hearted books full of adventure

Well, Today’s #ChristianBooktober 28th already, and I’m not quite sure where the month went! I couldn’t put Aiming for Love down. It might have something to do with walking a baby who wouldn’t sleep, and I can still navigate the house while reading on my kindle. But I doubt it. I think it was the storyline. It was very compelling! Brides of Hope Mountain is a unique historical romantic comedy trilogy of funny light hearted books. I’ve now gotten to read both 1-2, and am eager for book 3 to come out. We have one of those fun combinations today. … Read More

Mission Hollywood: Love Faith, and Second Chances

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober 26th! Mission Hollywood is both a Contemporary Romance and a glimpse of the Great Romance of a God who Loves Us! International Scandal and a PK/Preschool Teacher? Not something you’d necessarily expect in the same sentence, but here we go! I’m very intrigued, but I didn’t sign up for this tour, so I’m only spotlighting Mission Hollywood today. Celebrate Lit is generous in allowing us to share tours we’re not officially part of 🙂 About Mission Hollywood Book: Mission Hollywood Author: Michelle Keener Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 16, 2019 What could possibly go wrong? Movie star Ben Prescott arrives back … Read More

How To Overcome Depression With Science and Scripture

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For #ChristianBooktober 25th, let’s learn some strategies to Overcome Depression. These strategies come from science and scripture. This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit. I’ve not read it, but I know it’s an important subject, and I am happy to spotlight it here. Overcome Depression sounds like a practical guide that points to scripture, and the Savior, and would be extremely helpful! I’m very curious about the author being a Certified Laughter Leader. After my experiences with laughter, I went digging into exactly what does the Bible say about Laughter, and have shared my findings (and my story). About … Read More

Check Out Fatal Memories: An AZ Border Patrol Adventure

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Well, Today is #ChistianBooktober Day 24! We’re going to spotlight Fatal Memories: an Arizona Border Patrol Adventure! This one sounds like an edge-of-your-seat adventure, and in an area of Arizona that is very familiar to me. I’ve spent many happy vacations right there. It’s wild and beautiful, and completely different than my southern home environment! I wish I had signed up for this tour with Celebrate Lit and gotten to read Fatal Memories myself, but at least they are allowing me to share the tour with you all! About the Book Book: Fatal Memories Author: Tanya Stowe Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Release Date: September … Read More

Grief and Second Chances: God’s Gift of Hope

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Welcome to #ChristianBooktober Day 23. Today’s spotlight is on Grief and Second Chances. About God’s gift of hope to one family, and for all of us. I have not read this book, only the Celebrate Lit book tour information below, but it reminded me of the story of grief and second chances (and third chances) that my friend has been through. She’s buried 2 husbands, and now is happily married again. And she’s not shy about sharing God’s gift of hope with other people who are grieving. In fact she’s very open and generous in sharing God’s gift of hope. … Read More

45+Unique Bookish Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read

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It’s #ChristianBooktober 22nd already??? Where has October gone? Well, today we are going to talk about kids who love to read… Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures! From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life. As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right? Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!) Whether you want … Read More

The Painted Castle: It’s Beautiful and Courageous!

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Well, It’s #ChristianBooktober 21st! A trip to The Painted Castle should do us all some good! Kristy Cambron does an excellent job with the travel arrangements! I mean, traveling about the world, and back and forth through time should be exhausting. But Kristy takes us on the adventure with a smile and a wink, and the only jetlag involved is that which comes from staying up too late reading (again)!!! (Who, me? Would I do such a thing?? Yes. Absolutely! 100%) This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit, and we are privileged to share a spotlight from them. I … Read More

Tackling Faith and Mental Health: Whispers in the Pews

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 20: Dealing with Faith and Mental Health, in the book Whispers in the Pews by Chris Morris. A collection of essays dealing with some tough stuff. Are we putting enough effort into destigmatizing mental health in the church? Keeping in mind that the Church is not a building, that means each one of us should be making the effort. This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit, and while I haven’t read it, I’m privileged to offer this spotlight.  The Book That Tackles Faith and Mental Health Book: Whispers in the Pews Author: Chris Morris Genre: Mental illness & … Read More

Are You Ready to Climb Hope’s Highest Mountain?

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Today is #ChristianBooktober, Day 19, and we get to take a look at Hope’s Highest Mountain, by Misty M. Beller. This is a work of Historical Fiction that packs the punch of doing what’s right, no matter what. The cost might be high, but it’s worth the effort. I believe that’s what Ingrid would want you to understand, anyway! I haven’t read this one, but I thought you’d enjoy this Celebrate Lit Spotlight! About Hope’s Highest Mountain Book: Hope’s Highest Mountain Author: Misty M. Beller Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: October 2019 When Ingrid Chastain agreed to accompany her father to deliver vaccines to … Read More