Book Report: Rhythms of Rest

Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World by Shelly Miller "In a busy world that prescribes more—more exercise, more diets, more involvement in community, more engagement on social media, more ways to make money, more education, and more resources for ramping up productivity—a rhythm of daily silence and weekly Sabbath... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Start

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters by Jon Acuff Sometimes you need a friend whispering gentle encouragement into your fragile places. Jon is not that friend—he's more a passionate (and hilarious) personal trainer whose mission is to help you get the workout of your life ... and like... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Memory Making Mom

Memory Making Mom: Building Traditions that Breathe Life into Your Home by Jessica Smartt After a sobering family accident, mommy blogger Jessica resolved to be more intentional about making every moment count. This book is the resulting field manual for anyone who's in serious need of fun. (The appendix alone lists 200 ideas to get... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Fight Back with Joy

Fight Back with Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears. by Margaret Feinberg When an unexpected cancer diagnosis came knocking on Margaret's door, she was faced with a choice: which weapon should she choose for the battle ahead? The spunky writer armed herself with joy and began an epic brawl with the... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Enjoy

Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts by Trillia J. Newbell Relationships. Sex. Work. Rest. Money. Food. Nature. Art. Each intended to be a blessing from a good Father to a grateful heart with the goal of helping us enjoy Him more; each warped by sin but still carrying seeds of... Continue Reading →

Book Report: In All Things

In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy by Melissa B. Kruger Any extended focus on joy in Scripture will include Paul's letter to the church in Philippi. Thankfully, Melissa provides a handy guide for readers to practice the rhythms of observation, interpretation, and application as they work through the epistle. Wondering... Continue Reading →

Book Report: The Gospel Comes with a House Key

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield Once upon a time, two believers invited a sinner over for a meal. That sinner eventually became a saint, pastor's wife, mama, home-opener, writer, and speaker. This is her story. Pull up a chair as Rosaria shares about... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live: How to Live Sent in the Place You Call Home by Shauna Pilgreen Shauna's family moved from the Midwest to plant a church in San Francisco in 2010, trading a life of comfort for a life of mission. Out of the brokenness and beauty she's encountered comes this interactive manual about... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Adorned

Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth For decades now, Nancy has provided biblical resources to help ladies mature in their faith. This phenomenal work on Titus 2 beckons women across generational lines into a flourishing dance with truth as they approach discipleship together. Wait—a whole book about one... Continue Reading →

Book Report: Refresh

Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands by Shona and David Murray Welcome to Refresh Gym, a process designed to move readers from chaos to calm. Years of experience as a pastor's wife and medical doctor uniquely qualify Shona to counsel women, and she does so with a beautiful Scottish lilt,... Continue Reading →

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