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Out of Egypt (Christ the Lord, #1)
liked it
Anne Rice’s latest novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, is a story of Jesus’ childhood, specifically the period when he left Egypt and returned to Na ...more
Dec 2005
Oct 29, 2009
Same Kind of Different as Me
liked it
We all experience poverty. Our poverty may not all be monetary, but we experience loss and lack. This story captures one man's discovery of his own po ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 27, 2009
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
really liked it
Still by Lauren Winner is aptly subtitled "Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis." It is a collection of reflections from the middle, from a place of messiness, ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Heights
liked it
Peter Hedges' The Heights centers around a young couple living in a upscale neighborhood on a shoestring budget with two small children. With his diss ...more
Feb 20, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
The Tale of a Boy, an Elf, and a Very Stinky Fish (Jackson Jones #1)
it was ok
When the publisher contacted me and offered me a review copy of Jackson Jones, I was curious. I can't remember working with Zondervan in the past, and ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
really liked it
Take one part Gossip Girl, one part Anthony Trollope, and set it in flashy Singapore and you've got Kevin Kwan's delightful beach read, Crazy Rich Asi ...more
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
Olive Kitteridge
really liked it
A novel in short stories, Olive Kitteridge is a skilled weaving of tales to show the way lives intersect with one another in a small coastal village i ...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
The Second Coming
it was amazing
I loved this novel and couldn't put it down. The quirky, and yet oddly believable characters, and their fascinating takes on both the extraordinary an ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
Stuff Christians Like
really liked it
I laughed and laughed at many of the essays in Stuff Christians Like. Anyone familiar with evangelicalism, whether a member of the movement or not, wi ...more
May 02, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
The Long Song
really liked it
The Long Song is the first work I've read by Orange Prize recipient Andrea Levy, and it lived up to my expectations. A historical novel set in early 1 ...more
Apr 06, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America
really liked it
As a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, I was interested in reading Rising Road because I was completely unfamiliar with the events that inspired it. I ...more
May 05, 2010
May 02, 2010
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
really liked it
As a mother of two young daughters (aged 4 and 6) I found Peggy Orenstein's new book fascinating and insightful. Cinderella Ate My Daughter is a wande ...more
Dec 06, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good
it was amazing
If you've never read anything by NT Wright, this would be a great place to start.
Aug 15, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Falling Together
really liked it
After enjoying her last novel quite a bit, I was excited to get a hold of Marisa de los Santos' Falling Together. The story of three college friends w ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 30, 2011
You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know
liked it
A difficult childhood re-examined in hindsight, Heather Sellers' _You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know_ joins the chorus of similar memoirs published in ...more
Sep 18, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
really liked it
As a person who is not endlessly fascinated with the law in general or the supreme court in particular, I found this book utterly engrossing. I enjoye ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 16, 2008
Red Hook Road
liked it
Because suffering is a universal human experience, it makes a good subject for a novel. In Ayelet Waldman's Red Hook Road, a tragedy opens the door to ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid
really liked it
Synthesizing ideals and application in the world of food, Melanie Rehak's Eating for Beginners is a delightful cross between Michael Pollan, Kitchen C ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
Boomtown (Boomtown, #1)
liked it
Boomtown is a fun story, overall. Zany and goofy characters and plot twists abound, and in general I like that in a book. It may be a tad too colorful ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
Go Set a Watchman
liked it
I'm glad I read this. It isn't a great novel, but it works, at least for people who have read To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Jul 18, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
This Must Be the Place
really liked it
Kate Raccula's debut novel impressed me with its warm, loveable characters and unique storyline. As Oneida Jones comes of age in a sleepy town, she fe ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Winter Light: A Christian's Search for Humility
it was amazing
Winter Light by Bruce Ray Smith is one man's journey towards humility. In the form of a journal, it exposes deep, honest thoughts about pride and more ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
really liked it
Last week the Lusitania was little more to me than the answer to a trivia question. This book was an engrossing deep dive into the issues and stories ...more
Dec 27, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot
really liked it
When Elisabeth Elliot died last year, I regretted that I had never read anything she wrote with the exception of Passion and Purity in college. This w ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
really liked it
If you love the Great Gatsby, this is a great read. Corrigan borders on fan girl at times, so I'd hesitate to recommend it to someone who has read (an ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
it was amazing
A lovely classic that everyone ought to read once. I found it well written, subtle but heart-wrenching, true in all the right ways. But I readily admi ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
it was ok
Not a bad book, but more rah-rah then substance. Also much more applicable to those in a corporate environment than those of us who don't. I am a self ...more
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
it was amazing
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is simply an excellent read. Fadiman skillfully describes the collision of two worlds, wester ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Patched Together: A Story of My Story
liked it
According to Brennan Manning, these three parables are semi-autobigraphical stories of his encounters with grace. They are beautiful and true, and dis ...more
Feb 25, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
Faithful: A Theology of Sex (Ordinary Theology)
it was amazing
A short but thorough book addressing the theology of sex that is very appropriate for married and single Christians. As our culture tends to warp view ...more
May 09, 2017
Apr 22, 2015
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