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 …

“If I Live” by Terri Blackstock

Casey is hiding again—in Memphis this time—but it’s different now. She knows without a doubt that Dylan believes her and is doing all he can to help bring Brent’s killer to justice. He’s become an unexpected friend . . . and even, maybe, something more. Hope makes everything more bearable. Casey makes a deal with the DA to turn over …

In Review: If I’m Found

Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her? Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his …

In Review: Come Fly the World

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to …

In Review: The Hero Code

From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed — a short, inspirational book about the qualities of true, everyday heroes. The Hero Code is Admiral McRaven’s ringing tribute to the real, everyday heroes he’s met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world. When …

In Review: The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas contains poems that Thomas personally decided best represented his work. A year before its publication Thomas died from swelling of the brain triggered by excessive drinking. Since its initial publication in 1953, this book has become the definitive edition of the poet’s work. Thomas wrote “Prologue” addressed to “my readers, the strangers” — an …

In Review: Prodigals and Those Who Love Them

For anyone waiting for a prodigal’s return. There is perhaps nothing that brings more angst to a parent’s heart than waiting for a prodigal to return home. Beloved author Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals–two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. In this time-tested classic, she offers encouragement to those who anxiously wait. This is not a “how to” …