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Rebekah: Women of Genesis | Book Club
It’s always the men, in the Bible, who make the big headlines, so I was excited to read Rebekah: Women of Genesis by Orson Scott Card and get a new point of view for the well-known Bible story of Rebekah and Isaac, Jacob and Esau. After all, there’s that quote about a strong woman behind every strong man. Overview:…
Heaven Is Here | Book Club
Stephanie’s thoughts about love and happiness, discoveries that not many people make, are deep and abiding. Only those who are steeped in the furnace of affliction—truly immersed for months and even years of in that fire of suffering—can easily see those truths that others struggle to understand: you can choose happiness; it doesn’t choose you.
More Than the Tattooed Mormon | Book Club
I love how Al Carraway spoke matter-of-factly about the problems and fear that we all have, those things—like trials and temptations—that make us feel alone when in fact they are universal to every human being.
The Perilous Gard | Book Club
I completely forgot about the December book club because, you know, the madness of the holidays. As we did a book exchange instead of reading a book, I’m going to review the book I chose to give in the exchange: The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. This is one of my all-time favorite books—probably because…
A Monster Calls: Book Club
A Monster Calls was the perfect book for an October book club. A little bit supernatural, a little bit strange, and—in the end—100 percent human. Even Lizzy gives it two paws up. Basically, the book follows a boy, Connor, as he struggles with the reality of his mother’s cancer. Yes, there is a monster, a monster who…
The Prayer Box: Book Club
So, ever since I’ve gotten Lizzy, I’ve been a little busy. Who knew one tiny, adorable hedgehog would be so much work? Anyway, The Prayer Box was the September book club book (so I’m really behind—don’t judge me). Of the three books, this one was by far my favorite. Probably because it had more of a…
The Last Lecture: Book Club
I’m not sure how to define The Last Lecture, except to say that it’s a cross between a nonfiction novel, a memoir, and a self-help book. The author, Randy Pausch, wrote it fully knowing that his days were limited—don’t we all know this in some way?—and he wanted something that his kids could read one…
Same Kind of Different As Me: Book Club
I have to admit that I’m months behind in reviewing books from my book club. The Same Kind of Different As Me was the the July book…so oops… Although it hasn’t been my favorite book club book so far, it’s a good read. The book follows the lives of two men: Denver Moore and Ron Hall….
My Book Club: A Morning Gift
While I was at the bookstore (a common occurrence), I picked up a book from the young adult section that I thought my mom might enjoy. You should know that I owe the majority of my love of reading and writing to my mother. Some of my best childhood memories revolve around her reading to…