The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Nonfiction 1959 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 Nonfiction 2012 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 Nonfiction 2004 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 Nonfiction 1992 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 Fiction 2008 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 Drama 1983 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 Nonfiction 2010 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