“Though None Go with Me” by Jerry B. Jenkins

  I finished Jerry B. Jenkins’ “Though None Go with Me” and enjoyed the complexities of Elisabeth’s romance with Will. She was “a fool for Christ and a fool for Will.” Elisabeth dedicates her life to God and obedience to Christ. I could not read or listen to this heart-wrenching story in one sitting. Yet Elisabeth’s hardship, pain, and sorrow …

God is a Good Father: Proverbs 4:1

“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.” Proverbs 4:1 (KJV) November 2023, I had the pleasure of visiting Colorado Springs and Focus on the Family—a name I learned when I attended a Larry Burkett Crown Financial Ministries seminar at a local church. I drove around Colorado Springs enthralled by the number of worship centers, …

“Evidence of Mercy” by Terri Blackstock

I loved the lively banter between lawyer Linda Barrett and pilot Jake Stevens in Terri Blackstock’s “Evidence of Mercy.”  I appreciate how Linda doesn’t want to sell her Piper Arrow PA 28 and reluctantly takes her beloved airplane on a test run with Jake at the controls.  Blackstock masterfully captures tense moments in the air and on the ground, and …

A book review of “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

I finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and enjoyed learning about unexpected events in France in 1939. Hannah is a beautiful writer who seamlessly moves within periods during World War II and illustrates the lives of two very different sisters—both courageous in their unique ways. I loved learning about the characters’ lives and had a better sense of the impact …

The Brotherhood: a Precinct 11 Novel by Jerry B. Jenkins

I read The Brotherhood: a Precinct 11 novel by Jerry B. Jenkins this month and embraced how Jenkin’s novel engaged my mind intellectually and emotionally. At the book’s beginning, a horrendous situation happens, and it felt like the first few chapters ripped my heart out—still, I couldn’t put it down. It was educational to live vicariously through the life of …

Good Father Series: Proverbs 3:13

“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” Proverbs 3:13 (KJV) One of my kindred spirits is George MacDonald, a Christian teacher. When his words flow into my ears and heart, I visualize the colorful photo on the cover of At The Back of The North Wind and smile. Growing up, MacDonald’s father forbade him …

God is a Good Father, Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) One lesson I learned growing up without a dad was how to be self-sufficient. In college, I celebrated and reinforced this philosophy with various classes in women’s studies, feminist literary criticism, and American literature. But reading Proverbs 3:5 and The Wisdom of the …