#1 New Wizard of Oz Allegory: No Space Like Home

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Swirling Starfield

I’ve encountered more than one Wizard of Oz allegory in my life, and more than one of them has been very Sci-fi in nature. I especially enjoyed the movie on the Sci-fi network a few years (decades) back. I have to say, though, that today’s book, No Space Like Home is by far the best. This book takes on a Wizard of Oz Allegory with both futuristic/spacetravel fun, and the Good Shepherd into the bargain. It’s like a perfect collection of my favorite elements! Were you a fan of the Wizard of Oz movie growing up? I’m sure the splash … Read More

How to Find Joy: 2 Tools for Finding Joy In The Lord

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.

This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!

Aiming For Love With 3 Funny Light Hearted Books

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Fun Light hearted books full of adventure

Here’s a series of funny, light hearted books well worth reading! I couldn’t put Aiming for Love down. It might have something to do with walking a baby who wouldn’t sleep, needed to be walked, 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 all 3, and couldn’t put them down. We have one of those fun combinations today. It’s a Celebrate … Read More

The Painted Castle: Kristy Cambron’s Castle Series is The Best!

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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 also received a copy … Read More

Author Steven James Books Are Great Christian Suspense Novels

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I thoroughly enjoy Sci-Fi. You can call me a Trekkie and I wouldn’t mind. Shows like Sliders and Eureka are fun! But they all lack that thread of faith, of being able to trace the fingerprints of God. I also enjoy Crime shows like JAG and NCIS. They cover some awful stuff, but Justice wins. A little graphic sometimes, but satisfying to see the good guys solve the case. Steven James new book, Synapse, has the best of both of those, without any bad language or graphic displays that you have to cover your eyes for. While this is a … Read More

Can You Have the Courage of Your Convictions Now?

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Hashtag Rogue cover

Come and experience a lesson in how to stand by your convictions in the latest book from Chautona Havig: Hashtag Rogue. To have the courage of your convictions is not easy, but well worth doing! I’m a long-time fan of Chautona’s work, for several reasons. First, because everything I’ve read of hers (yes, even her one kids Christmas story that’s Santa-based) makes me think and grow as a Christian. Second, she writes well, and she writes a lot!! I think she publishes between 4-6 books a year. And she’s generous. Most Fridays she offers one of her books for free!! … Read More

Learn Forgiveness Now with Daughters of Northern Shores

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Woman standing on a hill overlooking the harbor, sailing ship, Daughters of Northern Shores, healing through forgiveness

There is much to be said about the power of healing through forgiveness. Today’s Celebrate Lit Book Tour does a great job of showing exactly how powerful. Healing and forgiveness often go hand in hand. I’m sure some of you have already experienced this. Whether emotional or physical health is what you are looking for, I would consider the possibility of finding healing through forgiveness. Firsthand Healing Through Forgiveness Personally, after an intense prayer time last year, with someone who is trained in Transformation Prayer Ministries, I experienced this firsthand. I didn’t consciously realize some things that needed to be … Read More

Culture Shock: How One Girl Challenges Assumptions

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I’ve seen Culture Shock examples a few times, but until I read Past Forward, I had no idea how many cultural assumptions there are in my own life! Nothing quite as dramatic as Willow’s but: If you want me to know something, you will tell me. (drives a few people in my family crazy, because they ask me questions and all I can say is “I don’t know, I didn’t ask” ) It’s hard to Enjoy downtime  because my brain is thinking of all the things I “should” be doing. I’m still trying to connect the Christian churches in the … Read More

4 Practical Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles to Live By

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4 Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles

Retelling of Bible stories in another time period can be a powerful tool. Translating the Ruth and Naomi relationship dynamics into other settings managed to bring home the lessons all over again.   Join me today as we talk about 4 tried and true Ruth and Naomi relationship principles. One of the greatest things about books based on Bible stories is that you aren’t tampering with the original, so anyone who’s nervous about Biblical fiction can safely enjoy it.   Today’s translation from Ruth and Naomi in the Bible to Victorian England was fascinating. Readers familiar with and enjoying Christian Historical fiction … Read More

Naaman’s Servant: The Beautiful Faith of a Child

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Naaman’s servant girl has a difficult story to tell. There’s hardship and tragedy in the opening scenes. But whether she was 9 or 16, Naaman’s servant girl is an inspiring role model! Her confidence in God even in the midst of her life-altering situation is exactly what we need to be teaching ourselves and our kids. Naaman and the servant girl together make for a powerful story of faith. Naaman’s Servant Girl Simple enough for kids, this work of biblical fiction for kids tells the story of Naaman’s servant girl. Moriah’s Wings doesn’t focus on Naaman’s story, as much as … Read More