Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review: Sand in my Sandwich, By Sarah Parshall Perry

The quote on the back cover says a lot about this book: “There is no perfect family, no life free of mess. But in the midst of all of it, God is there, reminding us, “My child, I got this.” So, “if” you every lose it, feel like you are going crazy, or scream your […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: “Life Unstuck”, by Pat Layton

The main ideas of this charming non-fiction book include making peace with your past, feeling good (in Christ’s power), and making the most of your life, not being mired down with past failures. Loaded with powerful stories of real-life experiences to prove points, this book would be helpful for dealing with guilt (and that’s just […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: “You’re Loved No Matter What”, by Holley Gerth

This book seems to be geared toward people with confidence/perfectionism issues. As that does not really include me, praise God (Who gets all credit), I can only say that this book presents its ideas gently, palatably, and mixed in with dollops of great anecdotes. I would not hesitate to recommend this one to someone who […]

Crimson Cord, by Jill Eileen Smith (book review by Susan Karsten)

Biblical fiction, often fraught with theological problems….NOT this time! Of course, this is a fictionalized version of the story of Rahab, but the author really did it justice. She worked in several additional Bible events with deft aplomb, causing no snorts of disgust, derision, or disappointment from this reader. The portion of the tale that […]