Nice Book Review

Christian Book Review: Nice. Author Sharon Hodde Miller. Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie. Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us to More

A surprising and refreshing blindside Being nice is a good personality attribute, right? Niceness is something we aspire to, isn’t it? Well, the book Nice: Why We Love To Be Liked And How God Calls Us To More introduces a paradigm shift. It’s one…

Book Review Forged Through Fire

Book Review Forged Through Fire. Author Mark D. McDonough, MD. Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Triumph over tragedy Dr. Mark McDonough’s memoir, Forged through Fire, is an inspirational journey through a series of life challenges that attest to the resiliency and strength of the human spirit. Enormous Challenges: No one’s life is perfect, but Dr. McDonough faced more challenges…

Book Review: The Horse of My Dreams

Book Review The Horse of My Dreams. True Stories of the Horses We Love. Christian adult nonfiction book. Editor Callie Smith Grant. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

Beautiful Celebration of Majestic Horses There’s something magical about horses that causes children to dream of owning one someday. The Horse of My Dream – True Stories of the Horses We Love is a compilation of many such stories. Callie Grant Smith packaged the…

Book Review: Bill Marriott

Book Review Bill Marriott Success is Never Final. Christian adult nonfiction book. Author Dale Van Atta. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

A Christian Business Mogul? What does it take to grow an empire from the ground up? How can a Christian be a hungry business mogul? Bill Marriott – Success is Never Final: His Life and the Decisions that Built a Hotel Empire is a…

Book Review Always We Begin Again

Book Review Always We Begin Again. Christian adult nonfiction book. Author Leeana Tankersley. Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

A message of hope for those struggling. A Beautiful Premise I love the premise of this book. No matter the circumstances, we can begin again. Taken from St. Benedict, “Always we begin again” is a message of hope. That each step forward is a…

A Redesigned Life Book Review

A Redesigned Life Book by Tracy Steel. Book Review by Shirley Alarie

Keeping God at the forefront during life’s challenges from a designer’s perspective. We’ve all struggled when our dreams haven’t materialized or when life takes a right turn when we were aiming left. A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned…

Shift Your Thinking – Book Review

Shift Your Thinking For a Deeper Faith Book Review. Reviewer Shirley Alarie

Helpful prompts for a mini Christian-life makeover Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith feels like a cross between Chicken Soup and Devotion. The 99 topics are mini-guides and prompts intended for self-reflection and, hopefully, self-improvement.  Like a typical devotion, they begin with a…

Breathe Again – Book Review

Breathe Again Christian book review

Standing firmly on God’s foundation when your world is crumbling. Your world doesn’t have to be in ruins for Breathe Again to bring the balance, joy, and faith that we can all use more of in life. Her perspective comes from her own losses in…

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