book review


You Find Me Offensive? 3

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini begins with a sort of lushly sentimental tale that is just enough tinged around the edges that I am not completely surprised when the idyllic woodsy house where Mariam is raised gives way to war-torn homes in Kabul, Afghanistan. I wasn’t totally surprised […]


Refuse to Drown: A Review 4

Reading Refuse to Drown, by Tim Kreider’s and Shawn Smucker is to challenge the way one thinks about one’s promises to love without condition. Kreider and Smucker recount the days following a horrific crime, the stabbing death of three people in Manheim Township, PA. It soon came to light that […]


Choking on Mana 4

When We Were on Fire, by my dear friend Addie Zierman, is available today and I could not be more excited for her, for you, for your chance to read her finely wrought words. Addie is not just a stellar storyteller. She is honest about her faith foibles and quick […]


Divided We Unite: A Review

So, I read Pam Hogeweide’s book, “Unladylike: Resisting the Inustice of Gender Inequality in the Church,” and half through, felt like burrowing my feminine head in the sand. But I plowed through, becuase I like Pam, and because her book held promise and hope. (Of which I write here.) About […]


A Review and Friday Flush

I try to avoid books on depression, because I have depression, and that’s just enough depression for me, thank you very much. But Alise Wright, has pulled together a vivid, visceral, painful, and heartening collection of perspectives that packs a truth that’s hard to hear but important all the same. The […]


Why I Run: Janet’s Story 1

Janet is a writer, blogger and motivational speaker. She is married and has three college-aged sons. Before her accident, she was a successful business women, owning a garden center with her husband. On her blog, JanetOber.com she writes about her experience of overcoming her accident, running and how to maintain a healthy […]