Book Review: A Family Shaped by Grace

By Gary Morland, “A Family Shaped by Grace” is one of those books that intersperses wisdom with anecdotes. There’s a lot to absorb here, but it is worth it. The author bares his soul on the pages. He shares his hard-won lessons, and the readers can profit from his mistakes. It seems as though he […]

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 […]

Hope for the Same-sex Attracted, by Ron Citlau

The author of this book has walked in the shoes he writes about. I believe he re-frames the debate in some ways, and sheds new light on a path forward for people who want wholeness. No easy solutions, but much food for thought, and excellent adherence to Biblical truths, without dampening hope. A few personal […]

The Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson

One of my favorite authors in Inspirational Fiction, Melody Carlson once again delivers a strong novel for our enjoyment. An ensemble piece, she brings together four women, each an interesting character in her own right. The women have in common that they were in the same book club. The leader has died, and now they […]

I Cry Out to the Lord, a post by Susan Karsten

Don’t be alarmed at me crying out…just in prayer! “Just” — that’s an understatement. As one of God’s children, I have access to my Heavenly Father at all times. While jogging this morning, thoughts whirling, I started calling God’s name. My mind settled and little things started coming into notice. Little things – is not […]

“The Gift of Friendship” review by Susan

53 tales of extravagent friendship. Contributed by dozens of female authors, this is a book celebrating women’s friendships. It would make a special, wonderful gift. Then borrow it back if you can, because you won’t want to miss the stories held within. I know…buy 2! When I looked the book over, my thoughts ran to […]

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 […]