Thursday, April 5, 2018

When God Made Light written by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow

This is an amazing book. I have another book by Mr. Turner called When God Made You. It too has beautiful illustrations, an uplifting and positive message, and is fits in great with our bedtime routine. Part of the reason we read this book often is how attractive the cover and back cover are. They are definitely unique and striking.

The book does a great job of leading children and parents to talk about emotions, life, and family. It has a very similar tone to When God Made You.

"This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world."

We highly recommend this book to anyone.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Heirs A Novel by Susan Rieger

The Heirs A Novel by Susan Rieger

A riveting portrait of a family, told with compassion, insight, and wit, The Heirs wrestles with the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy for one unforgettable, patrician New York family. Moving seamlessly through a constellation of rich, arresting voices, The Heirs is a tale out Edith Wharton for the 21st century.

This is a very well written novel. I enjoyed the family dynamic between the adults even though this feels more like a young adult novel. I haven't finished the book but it is definitely gripping.

I really enjoy books where different story lines that don't feel related, become related. They make the journey so much more exciting because while they are not confusing, you end up forgetting small details that play a big role later.

I would definitely recommend this book. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Religion - You Are Beloved

When I was attending a Library conference I heard about You are the Beloved. You Are Beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. It is intended to be used daily (duh) and focuses on quick ways to remember the importance of God in our lives. It's easy to get lost in the daily grind. The book has a nice succinct feel to it and it was easy to pick up at the beginning or end of the day for a few minutes.

It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.

There are an outstanding amount of positive reviews for the book.