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The Satisfied Soul

The Satisfied Soul: Showing the Supremacy of God in All of Life by John Piper is a clarion call to put God first in all areas of your life. This book is comprised of 120 random meditations revealing the supremacy… Continue Reading →

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles explores the secrets of the world’s Blue Zones. A Blue Zone is an anthropological concept that describes the characteristic lifestyles of the world’s longest… Continue Reading →

The Unmerciful Thief

The Unmerciful Thief by Mary Causey is a powerful story as Mary chronicles the story of her son’s battle with addiction. This book views addiction through the eyes of a loving parent. Mary shares the heartache of a parent who… Continue Reading →

How to Think

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs challenges us to consider our thoughts as he reveals some of the habits we’ve acquired that lead to misunderstandings. He presents Susan Harding’s essay “Representing Fundamentalism:… Continue Reading →

Never Settle For Normal

Never Settle For Normal: The Proven Path to Significance and Happiness by Jonathan Parnell challenges the reader not to settle for a normal life but to experience a life of significance and happiness. I liked the emphasis of the book; however,… Continue Reading →

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo and illustrated by Yuko Uramoto is a graphic depiction of Kondo’s principles of how to get clutter under control. The story presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman who struggles… Continue Reading →

Whisper

Mark Batterson’s book, Whisper, gives practical advice on how to hear the voice of God. He illustrates the importance  and necessity of hearing from God. We often invest time treating the symptoms while we’re ignoring the cause. Batterson asserts the… Continue Reading →

Where is your true home?

This past week I watched as my good friend slowly left this life to enter the presence of Jesus. It’s never easy as we say good-by to a dear friend. I read these comforting words of Jesus as He spoke… Continue Reading →

Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath reveals what he learned after he received devastating news as a teenager. Here is his story, At age 16, I was playing basketball with friends when I… Continue Reading →

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers

Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers by Jane Nelsen and Kelly Gfroerer provides teachers the resources for effective classroom management. Their approach is based on the teachings of Rudolph Dreikurs who was influenced by the psychology of Alfred Adler. The five criteria they… Continue Reading →

How we love

How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage by Milan and Kay Yerkovich applies attachment theory to the relational problems that married couples may experience. The authors move past the presenting problems and explore the root causes of those symptoms…. Continue Reading →

Option B

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg reveals the sorrow and strength Sheryl experienced after the unexpected passing of her husband, David Goldberg. Psychologist Adam Grant has co-authored this book and provides principles to help people… Continue Reading →

He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs

He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus in the Song of Songs by Dee Brestin helps the reader to see God’s love for His people by drawing a parallel with our relationship with God and marriage. “‘To know… Continue Reading →

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by political correspondents Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes takes an unbiased look at the recent presidential election. Hillary Clinton was favored to win the election, so what happened? The authors interviewed key staffers and reconstructed the events leading… Continue Reading →

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Are you looking for a good addition to your summer reading list? Endurance by Alfred Lansing reveals the challenges Ernest Shackleton encountered on his trans-Antarctic expedition. Here’s a brief overview to whet your appetite. Endurance departed from South Georgia for… Continue Reading →

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