How well do you live out your Biblical Convictions? When God convicts your heart of something in particular, whether he wants you to stop doing something, or maybe step up and act, do you follow Him? I have to admit I don’t, always, but I’m doing better. And the book we’re going to highlight today, well, it’s a ton of fun, but it will absolutely challenge you to stand up and act on some of your Biblical convictions. Putting your beliefs into real-world action, instead of just saying ‘yes, I believe that,’ it means actually demonstrating what’s in your heart. … Read More
29 Best Christian Beach Reads That Have Substance
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. They make for great books to read on the beach, or when you wish you could be there. Full of life-changing, crushing and strengthening experiences, on or near the beach. I did receive advance copies of many 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 residents all together here. Independence … Read More
Describe Your Faith with these 5 Questions
Has someone asked you to Describe your faith, and you end up feeling like a deer caught in the headlights? I was challenged by the personal profiles in this week’s Celebrate Lit book tour. Taking out the purely romantic/matchmaking questions, <which are incredibly valuable in their own right> the profile asks some really good questions. Questions like “Describe your faith” or “what is your biggest fault?” I want to dig into that with you guys. But first, the book: About the Book Book: Thirty Days Hath Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary romance Release Date: Revised edition, Feb 26, … Read More
13 Best Christian Fairy Tale Retellings for Adults and Teens
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
Oh, Gracious: A Modern Old Fashioned Relationship!
Wondering if an old fashioned relationship would still work in the modern world? Do you want to see one lived out in all its old fashioned values? Well, Grace and Nolan have a few things to tell you. No. Not tell you. Show you. Because a good story shows the actions, relationships and feelings, instead of just telling you what happened. And Oh, Gracious is definitely a good story, with more than one wonderful old fashioned relationship, showing how old fashioned values never go out of style! About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story Book: Oh, Gracious! Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary … Read More
How to Find Joy: 2 Tools for Finding Joy In The Lord
“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!
The Painted Castle: Kristy Cambron’s Castle Series is The Best!
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
Culture Shock: How One Girl Challenges Assumptions
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
An Emotional Baggage Check: Laugh, Love, and Look in the Mirror
Emotional baggage check: Baggage is everywhere, and yet we’re often surprised by the effects of it. It gets packed by us, and by others. We carry it around and as miserable as it makes us, it’s reassuring because it is familiar. Then sometimes our baggage gets a little bit too full and heavy, so it explodes on those around us. Making sure that we go see the Baggage Handler* with all types of emotional baggage is the best way to deal with our baggage. ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If … Read More
Premeditated Serendipity: Can There Possibly Be Such A Thing?
Premeditated Serendipity is today’s treat: an unforgettable read that handles forgiveness and second chances. And Wayne’s explanation of Daisies is awesome! About the Book Title: Premeditated Serendipity Author: Chautona Genre: Christian romance Release date: November 16, 2017 …make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you. ~ I Thessalonians 4:11 That’s all Reid wanted to do–just serve the Lord for a year before concerning himself with anything else. Yeah, the idea came from an odd “prophesy” one of the watchmen of Fairbury’s new Prayer Room spoke over him. … Read More
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