Thursday, September 14, 2017



Bringing Maggie Home: A Novel Paperback – September 5, 2017

My Review:
This book is a story about 3 generations of the DeFord woman. Their relationships are complicated and have been for years. They gather together at Hazel DeFord's home to make a scrapbook in honor of her 80th birthday. As time goes by a box of old photos are found that may contain the answers to help them understand each other better. 
This book is about how the past can shape your future if not dealt with and can also affect future generations. I enjoyed reading the book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


The Return (Amish Beginnings) Paperback– August 1, 2017



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lost & Found

 


Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher


   

Are you too focused on the “right” ways of worship, work, and family life? Learn about the dangers of quiet legalism in Kendra Fletcher’s new book, Lost and Found. Kendra, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all “right,” until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family’s self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.

{More about Lost and Found}

Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace (New Growth Press, February 2017)
The “right” homeschooling philosophy. The “right” brand of theology. The “right” meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting.
Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all “right,” until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family’s self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.
Fletcher’s debut book is the gripping true story of how God used suffering to save her family from empty religion. As wave after wave of crisis hit, the Fletchers discovered that getting religion “right” wasn’t a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. Through their suffering, they learned about misplaced identities and false hope, and they threw themselves wholly into the arms of Jesus—where they found the grace they needed.
Fletcher, a well-known writer and conference speaker in Christian homeschooling circles, addresses the quiet legalism that so easily infiltrates Christian communities and exposes the dangers of focusing our hopes on the “right” ways of worship, work, and family life. More than a memoir, Lost and Found invites all of us to give up the things that hold us in bondage and find our value, worth, significance, hope, and identity in Christ alone.

My Review:
This is the story of a family that had a form of  godliness but denying the power of it. On the outside they look like they were doing everything right. They homeschooled their kids, dressed modestly, and associated with only those that fit into their religious circle. But they lacked in relationship of the heart with the Lord.
When they start having major crisis in their family they start questioning God and their relationship with Him. As they continue to question the life they were living and the people in their inner circle they felt hopeless and alone. As they kept searching and questioning where their faith stood they found God's love that is based not on outward appearances but of the relationship of the heart with Jesus.



I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Her Secret


Her Secret: The Amish of Hart County Paperback – March 14, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017



Of Stillness and Storm Paperback – December 6, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016




Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community Paperback – November 15, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

THE WISH

The Wish Paperback – September 6, 2016