Tag: Book Review

Review: The Tea Shop by Karl Forehand

An unexpected surprise from a tea shop in Taiwain. Deep down, aren’t we all looking for something that is much greater than us? Karl Forehand may have been searching for something, but did not expect to find it in a tea shop in Taiwan.… Continue Reading “Review: The Tea Shop by Karl Forehand”

A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar

This year is nothing like we anticipated. Who would have guessed back in January at the turn of the calendar, we would be distancing from one another and learning to live our lives in new ways? Kathy Escobar’s newest book, A Weary World: Reflections for… Continue Reading “A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar”

Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers

Are you looking for a resource to introduce your children to some wonderful people that have made a difference in humanity? Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints is an incredible collection of saints that are familiar and not so familiar. I was astounded by the… Continue Reading “Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers”

Last Stop on the Z Train by Jason Storbakken

This collection began as stories that Storbakken would tell his children while riding on the New York Subway. They are fantastical and some of the stories are true creative genius. Others will also make you go, hmm. I have never been on the New… Continue Reading “Last Stop on the Z Train by Jason Storbakken”

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

A fitting novel, especially in this time of continued struggles between Israel and Palestine and the talk of further annexation by Israel. My trip their earlier this year helped bring the book to life as I could picture many of the places that McCann… Continue Reading “Apeirogon by Colum McCann”

The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson

How do we connect God’s creation with with the thought of empire that seems to take the front seat more often than not in the world? This is nothing new, as Jesus came preaching about the exact same thing. Dickinson takes an in-depth look… Continue Reading “The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson”

Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe

Just when you are wondering how many more books about the Enneagram can be written, Dr. Lubbe presents Whole Identity: A Brain-Based Enneagam Model for (W)holistic Human Thriving. While the Enneagram is centuries old, the recent rediscovery of it in the past century has… Continue Reading “Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe”

a riff of love by greg jarrell

Jarrell’s book, A Riff of Love, reads like a melodic tune that touches your heart and empowers you to reach out to others with love. He speaks to what it means to be in a loving and caring community that has the best interest… Continue Reading “a riff of love by greg jarrell”

Review: The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God

As a pastor, it is probably one of the most received questions that I hear, “Why to bad things happen to good people?” This age old question is known as theodicy. Laytner goes to the depths of this theology through his own personal experiences.… Continue Reading “Review: The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God”

Book Review: Dear Church by Lenny Duncan

Let me start out by saying that I feel ill-equipped to offer much of a commentary on the topic of race. Yes, I have attended a multi-day anti-racism training and I have read various books on race relations, but I will never know what… Continue Reading “Book Review: Dear Church by Lenny Duncan”