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This was a good little book overall, especially for the Type A personality pastor’s wife.  For me it seemed like a lot of the author’s struggles within her spirit were not my struggles.  I wished there was more from my point of view.  However, there was a lot here that were good reminders for me. Positives: Being (or not being) the cool church. Strength and power comes from God. Faithfulness is the goal. Uniqueness of each individual and individual...

I enjoy reading biographies.  It is always a fascinating thing to find out what makes a person tick.  Abigail Santamaria very thoroughly researched the life of Joy Davidman Gresham, the woman who captivated C.S. Lewis as the subtitle states.   Now I know why many of Lewis’s friends did not like Joy.  They were intrigued by her and so was I, but she would have been a difficult person to get along with.  She explored and immersed herself in all the...

This is a must read for every Christian.  Andrew Murray’s classic book is written to the believer who finds it difficult to live a holy Christian life.  Murray had a great burden to bring along new Christians and help them to grow spiritually.  So he walks the reader through that great passage of John 15, the Vine and the Branches.  There are 31 chapters so it can be read in one month at a chapter per day.  I read it in connection with my daily devotions....

Carolyn Custis James wrote this book as her own addendum to the best selling secular book, Half the Sky, which is a book based on the Chinese proverb that women hold up half the sky.  It is a cry for justice and action against the oppression of women and girls around the world.  Without having read Half the Sky, I think I might agree with it actually.   There is no objection from me if we want to encourage people to help end the degradation of women around...

Martha Peace is a wonderful author for women’s issues, not the least of which is her book, “The Excellent Wife“.  She teams up with Pastor Kent Keller to bring us a book solely devoted to the topic of modesty.  The book is geared toward young women in particular, but I think women of all ages can benefit from it.   The emphasis on the heart issues is so refreshing.  Although details about specific items of clothing are addressed, by far...

I added Warren Wiesbe’s bundle of commentaries on The Gospels in his “Be Series” books to my Kindle.  Each book is named for its accompanying virtue that the Bible is calling us to display.  “Be Loyal” is the commentary on Matthew, for instance.  “Be Dilligent” is Mark.  “Be Compassionate” is the first  part of Luke, and “Be Courageous” is the second part of Luke.  “Be...

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