Never Give Up, by John Mason

Happy to review this book. Slim, yet serious and thought-provoking, this gentle confidence-boosting book goes far beyond platitudes. I was blown away from the first page. The author is like a surgeon, with his delicate, subtle probings into the human spirit. Now, some people say I am picky, and that may be true, but this […]

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: “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You ARE”, by Pat Williams

This book, jam-packed with anecdotes about famous people, would make a great gift for a man who doesn’t read a lot. Not to say that it’s exclusively for men. Each story is somewhat short, and very interesting. The stories are grouped in the following categories: Success, Leadership, Family & Friends, Impact & Influence, and Becoming […]

“A Mother’s Prayers for Her Son” by Rob & Joanna Teigen == Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This book will give you a jumpstart and much food for thought about your son(s). With 77 specific topics covered and example prayer wording, you will be motivated and inspired to cover your dear child in prayer. From friendships, to discontent, failure, purity, addiction, dating, and muuuuuch more, there’s so much here for the serious […]

Parenting Thought: Trust your Mothering Instincts, post by Susan Karsten

To write this post, I paged and paged through a book, looking for the quote. It resonated strongly with me. I couldn’t find the quote, but I shall try to reconstruct its thoughts. I wish I had this thought when I was in the beginnings of the struggle to learn how to deal with, and […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book review: “I Need Some Help Here!” by Kathi Lipp

Hi, all! I am an experienced mom, actually nearing the end of my every-day, hands-on parenting years.  But this book…one of the few I wish I’d had as a younger mom.  Full of encouragement and wise counsel, the Holy Spirit breathes through the prayers and scriptures given for each heart-wrenching topic.  Very good perspective for […]