Review of American Gospel

People typically either love or loathe documentaries. I like a good documentary, but I am usually skeptical of Christian documentaries. We do not have a great track record of producing films that are high-quality in form and content. For this reason, I would not normally pay to rent a documentary named American Gospel, but I … Continue reading Review of American Gospel

Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir found its way onto numerous "Best Books of 2018" lists. It is the story of Tara Westover, a young woman who grew up in a survivalist Mormon family in Idaho. Tara's parents tried to live self-sufficiently because of their fear of governmental interference. Gene and Faye, the pseudonyms used for the Westover … Continue reading Educated: A Memoir

Book Recommendation: The Valley of Vision

A vibrant prayer life is essential to the spiritual health. It is the way we commune with our loving Father and a means by which He pours His grace into our lives. While virtually all Christians would confess the importance of prayer, many of the same ones struggle to maintain a consistent prayer life. "Pray … Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Valley of Vision

Book Review: The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

For the vast majority of my life I have lived in a small town in southern Mississippi. It's the kind of place where you know half of the people every time you go to Wal-Mart, and it's the kind of place where last names matter. That's why I was drawn to read The Little Way … Continue reading Book Review: The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

Notable Best Books Lists

This time of year has a lot to offer for people of all sorts.  For kids, it's time to enjoy all of those cool Christmas gifts they received.  For food lovers, this is a time of parties galore, which means massive amounts of tasty treats.  For book nerds, the end of the year brings a … Continue reading Notable Best Books Lists

Tips for the Wannabe Reader

In an earlier post, I gave you reasons why you should read theology books.  But even if you have the desire to become a committed reader, it's sometimes difficult to follow through on that commitment.  Maybe a friend has allowed you to borrow the latest book they've been raving about, and you ferociously devour the … Continue reading Tips for the Wannabe Reader