End-Times Fiction: Be Prepared for the Ride of Your Life!

ArynChristian Fiction, Faith2 Comments

End Times Fiction (A Bible laying in front of a purple sea that's parted

Fun, Fast-paced, Well Researched End-Times fiction that will challenge you in unexpected ways! Ishmael Covenant is a ‘Crisis of Global Proportions’ and traitors lurk in unexpected places!

Armageddon style Christian Fiction novels, (End-times fiction) are fast paced, 3D, and more than a little terrifying. But since we know who wins, let’s go for a ride!!!

Babel: 1 Man’s Imagining of Noah After the Flood

ArynChristian Fiction2 Comments

Have you ever considered much about Noah after the Flood? That Noah might have still been alive during the events of the Tower of Babel timeline? I can’t say that I’ve ever put those two things together, myself. I found this week’s book intriguing for that reason. In my mind, Noah ends at Genesis chapter 9, and I never calculated how many years later the Tower of Babel timeline fit in. The two genealogies in 9 & 11, while they give context and important information, break the flow of the story enough to confuse a casual reader (me)! Babel: The … Read More

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

ArynChristian Fiction, Family, Young Adult (Age 12+)4 Comments

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

A Cross to Kill: Integrating Faith and Work

ArynFamily, Christian Fiction3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!! Of the many things I am thankful for, one is the opportunity to read amazing books, and A Cross to Kill did NOT disappoint. It’s a memorable and exciting book, and totally hilarious! A Cross to Kill challenged me, made me shake my head a few times, and had me laughing out loud more than once. It takes a really good author to manage all that and leave you counting down the days until the sequel comes out. Andrew Huff managed this very well! I’m excited to share the Read with Audra Book tour for A Cross to … Read More

100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Fiction, Young Adult (Age 12+)16 Comments

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

No Turning Back by Katie Vorreiter

ArynFamilyLeave a Comment

It’s #ChristianBooktober, Day 18 already!! Today’s spotlight is a Romantic Suspense, “No Turning Back” by Katie Vorreiter. Prison Ministry is so very important. But like any ministry worth doing (Even Parenting!), it’s certainly not without risk! I love what the author shares about the inspiration for this story. A dash of reality, a pinch of imagination, and some creative writing, combined with real faith in God. Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for the giveaway and the links to all of the other #ChristianBooktober posts! About the Book Book: No Turning Back Author: Katie Vorreiter Genre: Romantic Suspense Release … Read More

Experience Synapse: Steven James New Book

ArynFamily3 Comments

Welcome to #ChristianBooktober Day 11: Synapse- Steven James New Book 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 … Read More

Summer Flash Burn By Erin Unger

ArynFamily1 Comment

It’s #ChristianBooktober Day 10: Summer Flash Burn by Erin Unger. This one looks action-packed! I have not read it, but am excited to spotlight it here during booktober! If you’re just joining us now, let me explain. For the month of October, I’m featuring many of the books on tour with Celebrate Lit. More than I could hope to read in a month, for sure, as I live the Homeschooling Housewife Life! There are also many books that are not my favorite genres. But that shouldn’t prevent you from hearing about new Christian books by some amazing authors. So, here … Read More

Bookish Goodies: 115+ Non-Book Gifts for Book Lovers

ArynFamily17 Comments

Bookish Goodies: open book floating on a brown background, with magic dust sparkles

Welcome to the #ChristianBooktober Party! Today’s focus: Bookish Goodies! All the Bookish Jewelry, Decor, and other great Non-Book gifts for book lovers in your life! (Including some great Bible studies) In case you missed it, #ChristianBooktober is a month-long celebration of Christian Literature and everything Bookish. So far we have talked about Celebrate Lit, the Awesome Christian Book Publicity Group; explored Biblical & Historical fiction and Suspense. All the links are at the bottom of the page. There are many more spotlights and reviews coming, but so is Christmas! So today I went a little crazy, and put together a … Read More

Frost Heaves: What is a Church Family?

ArynFamily1 Comment

Frost Heaves-what is a church family?

#ChristianBooktober Day 5: Frost Heaves. It just might answer the question “What is a church family?” and what it isn’t! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway down at the bottom of the page! I love Christian fiction because you’re able to explore some tough subjects and see living examples of both sides! A family, and especially a church family is complex. Gaining perspective through fiction can be a big help! About the Book: Frost Heaves Book: Frost Heaves Author: Alana Terry Genre: Contemporary Christian mystery/suspense Release Date: March 15, 2019 Jade will do anything to rescue her daughter.Even risk her own life.Or take someone … Read More