The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1959 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Biography Rating: 3/5   The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring… Continue Reading

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life & Death

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey 2004 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Future life; Near-death experiences; Death Rating: 2.5/5   If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that I gave 90 Minutes in Heaven a 1-point higher rating than I… Continue Reading

Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

By: Dr. Henry Cloud 1992 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Emotional maturity; Religious aspects; Christianity; Psychology; Christian life Rating: 2/5 Changes That Heal, in Dr. Cloud‘s own words, “is a book about relationship, and the barriers that must be broken down for us… Continue Reading

The Shape of Mercy

By: Susan Meissner 2008 Fiction Rating: 3.5/5   A friend of mine gave me The Shape of Mercy to read because she knows how much I enjoy historical fiction. I had low expectations. The cover makes it look like a… Continue Reading

Woza Albert!

By: Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon 1983 Drama Rating: 3/5   There’s a lot going on in Woza Albert! and I’m not sure that I should even try to talk about it. It’s a play set in Johannesburg,… Continue Reading

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

By: Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent 2010 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Near-death experiences; Religious aspects; 1999 Rating: 1.5/5   I have a lot to say about Heaven Is for Real. I guess I should start by saying that I… Continue Reading