Book Review

Review: Soul Bare edited by Cara Sexton

One of my consistent struggles with Christianity is that it can feel as though there is no place for those who struggle, for those who doubt. So many Christian books are written from this struggle-free perspective.

I remember being acutely aware...

Review: A Different Beautiful by Courtney Westlake

Much of my husband's family lives near Springfield, IL, as do several of our friends from college. Several years ago, many of them began sharing blog posts from a local woman named Courtney Westlake whose daughter, Brenna, was born with a serious,...

Review: Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey

Sarah Bessey is a writer's writer. Her words are beautiful; Her language, poetry. She's someone I read when I need inspiration. 

Out Of Sorts

Needless to say, my expectations about her second book, Out of Sorts, were incredibly high, so much so that I...

Review: Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker

As a young child, I much preferred playing with stuffed animals to playing house with dolls. As I grew older, I had far more dreams related to careers than motherhood. It took my husband several years to convince me that parenthood was something...

Review: All Groan Up by Paul Angone

As a youth pastor, I'm privileged to walk with teens as they transition from high school into college. Typically, teens leave high school with huge dreams and aspirations, feeling as though they can conquer the world. All too often, four years...