Welcome to The Independence Islands (Must Read Christian Beach Reads)

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Christian Beach Reads on a sandy background

Welcome to the Independence Islands. An imaginary set of islands off the coast of Georgia, populated by the imaginary friends of some fun Christian authors. We get to tag along on some fantastic adventures in daily life. These Christian beach reads will challenge your faith muscles, have you laughing and crying, and basically cause you to take an escape from reality that better prepares you for real life. I did receive advance copies of these Christian beach reads and chose to share my honest opinions here. Though I should tell you, it was entirely my choice to make them permanent … Read More

13 Best Christian Fairy Tale Retellings for Adults and Teens

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Without a doubt, these talented authors will whisk you into a wonderland of Christian fairy tale retellings in a modern setting, as historical fiction, and a devotional! The classic, timeless tales will come alive in new ways in these fairy tales with a modern twist of faith reminding you of the One True King, who died for you, his princess. Christian Fairy Tale Devotional: Unraveling Fairytales First, I would like to share an awesome short powerful devotional whose purpose is retelling fairy tales through a Christ-centered lens. Unraveling Fairytales takes 10 weeks (5 Devos Each) to explore famous fairy tales … Read More

Top 8 Best Christian Time Travel Series For Exciting Adventures

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Best Time Travel Series for Christian kids, teens and adults

Today’s topic, Christian Time Travel Series! I love books about time travel, especially when they have Christian values and messages woven throughout the story. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself in another time entirely? This has always fascinated me. (And NOT just because Captain Kirk and Spock made a habit of it… or because I watched “Seven Days” a bit too often) Would you be able to maintain your faith? Would you be able to embrace the challenge of living in another time, and share Jesus Christ with those around you? Or maybe even … Read More

Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

Biblical fiction authors can teach us so much, even through fiction, that will grow our faith, and our understanding of the culture and relationships that we can so easily miss. I realize that there are many awesome nonfiction sources for this information, but as Jesus taught many things through story, I think this is a perfectly wonderful way for us to learn as well. Some friends and I were out for a Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are … 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!

Fun Bookish Merch: 115+ Best Bookish Gifts To Make Your Favorite Readers Happy

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

Welcome to the book lover’s paradise! If you are looking for the perfect bookish gifts for your favorite reader, start here. With wide variety of bookish items, it’s like a treasure hunt. If you’re ready, come along with me. I found myself going on a hunt for the best bookish merch around. I put my favorites together for you to enjoy! I have to admit I had way too much fun putting this together! Whether your favorite bookworm (or book Dragon) loves teas, coloring, apparel, blankets, beach towels, bookends, or some other type of bookish goodies, chances are, you’ll find … Read More

What Does it Mean to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High?

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It’s a privilege for us to Dwell in the Shelter of the Most High. As Beth Moore is so fond of saving, there ain’t no ‘high’ like the Most High! He is the Maker, Creator, Master and Friend. Almighty Father Protector and Guide. For us to be allowed shelter with Him, well, wow! I’ve spent a good bit of time on Psalm 90-91 lately (a prayer of Moses), with this post in mind. Psalm 90 talks about the Most High God, and His power and eternal nature. A plea to see God’s work, be seen, and granted favor. Psalm 91 … Read More

Revolutionary: Can She find Hope, Identity & Freedom?

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The Revolutionary

This “Revolutionary” Celebrate Lit Book Review is one of my favorites to date! And not just because the Author is a Floridian!! *note I did receive a free copy of this book, though all opinions are my own. There are also some affiliate links for your convenience. You can see my full disclosure here.   About the Book Title: The Revolutionary: Liberate the Captives Author: Kristen Hogrefe Genre: Young Adult, Action, Adventure Release Date: March, 2018 Freedom costs more than Portia wants to pay, but revolutions run on sacrifice … and blood. Three months a satellite prisoner, Portia wonders if … Read More

12 Best Books About Libraries Worth Reading Now

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Amazing "Library" Books

Hello, and welcome to my library! I love books, and Books about Libraries make me feel right at home! As an avid reader, my personal library is more than 2,000-3,000 strong, and I’m always adding to it. Growing up, I called the Dial-A-Story program at my local library at least two or three times a week, even though they only changed the story once a week. And YES, I Missed Bedtime, because I was camped out in a good book (Still Do!) So, while I’m not exactly a Librarian, I probably qualify as a Libraryan What better place to start … Read More