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

The Two Journeys of Christianity

I've been reading through Andy Davis' An Infinite Journey: Growing Toward Christlikeness, which has been great so far. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to write up a full book review in the future, but, until then, I wanted to share a snippet of the book that I believe to be a much-needed word for Christians, … Continue reading The Two Journeys of Christianity

Lessons from the Library

Don't be surprised if, one day, you find me wandering through a library. I enjoy almost everything about libraries—the smell of books, the idea of discovering old treasures that have been lost for decades, and the ability to get lost in the labyrinth of shelves that reach to the ceiling. Truth be told, I'll just … Continue reading Lessons from the Library

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