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The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
it was amazing
I love every aspect of this Bible. The illustrations by Jago are both charming and intriguing. There are about fifty stories, a good balance. The text ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 04, 2008
Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical
liked it
I read Jesus Girls with my pastor and a few friends, and gathered with them to talk about what it means to grow up evangelical and a woman. For me, th ...more
Oct 02, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Hannah Coulter
it was amazing
[2014] I am always a little worried when I revisit something I loved and recommend that I won't find it holds up to my memories of it. I breathed a si ...more
Apr 28, 2014
not set
Aug 26, 2008
Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women
really liked it
So moved by reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Carolyn Custis James ...more
Jul 18, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Jesus + Nothing = Everything
really liked it
Tullian Tchividjian's Jesus + Nothing = Everything examines the fundamental truth of the gospel and how to embrace Christ's finished work for believer ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work
it was amazing
Kathleen Norris' little book about "laundry, liturgy and 'women's work'" is a must read for anyone who struggles to see the value in repetitive tasks. ...more
Feb 06, 2010
Dec 01, 2009
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
it was amazing
It is so wonderful to share good and beautiful books with my children.
Jul 30, 2015
not set
not set
not set
Jul 12, 2007
Between the World and Me
it was amazing
Some rambling thoughts here:
Jul 19, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity
really liked it
I hadn’t even finished the preface to Real Sex before I breathed a sigh of relief and thanksgiving that someone had finally written this book. Real Se ...more
Oct 2006
Jan 23, 2008
Imperfect Birds
it was ok

I love Anne Lamott's non-fiction, so I wanted to love Imperfect Birds. It's a
Mar 07, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
Parenting With Love and Logic
it was amazing
My favorite comprehensive, practical parenting book. I do think it's helpful to have a philosophical and theological framework with which to interpet ...more
Jun 17, 2013
Aug 20, 2011
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
Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places
it was amazing
One of the most disorienting things in life is suffering. Even when we know all the right things about how the world is fallen and broken in every way ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
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
Lila (Gilead, #3)
it was amazing
What can I say? Robinson is one of my favorite living authors and this book is as magnificent as the others in this trilogy. I know I will return to G ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
The Enchiridion on Faith Hope and Love (Augustine Series 1)
really liked it
The Enchiridion is one of Augustine's most approachable texts. Written as an introduction to the faith, it is simple and straightforward, and does not ...more
Aug 29, 2010
not set
Dec 20, 2009
Peace Like a River
it was amazing
I can't believe it took me so long to get around to this book, I've heard so many good things about it.

It lived up to the hype. I loved it. When I fin
Dec 24, 2011
Jun 14, 2010
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird, #2)
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.

More thoughts on my blog: http://w
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 14, 2015
Home (Gilead, #2)
it was amazing
Not much more I can say that others haven't. I finished this book and wanted to pick up Gilead again or start this over so I wouldn't have to give up ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Sep 18, 2008
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
it was amazing
As more and more evangelicals identify themselves as gay Christians and more evangelicals have deep and meaningful relationships with homosexuals in a ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World
really liked it
Wonder is oftentimes a lost and forgotten discipline among Christians. We use a children's curriculum in our church that emphasizes wonder through sto ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Chosen
really liked it
Re-read, again.

Chaim Potok is one of my very favorite authors, and this book about friendship and fathers and sons is worth reading once, no matter wh
Aug 20, 2008
Jul 11, 2007
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