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…

The Last Man at the Inn Book Review

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An emotional and thought-provoking look at the lives of Jesus and the earliest believers and nonbelievers through the eyes of a contemporary man and his family. Transport back to the Days of Jesus: The story of Jesus has been told for over 2,000 years,…

Love Changes Everything Book Review

Powerful explanation of God’s love Love Changes Everything: Finding What’s Real in a World Full of Fake has life-changing potential. We can get lost in today’s wacky world of social media. Our vision can get skewed. Love Changes Everything is an inspiring reminder that…

Book Review: Breaking Anxiety’s Grip

Book Review Breaking Anxiety’s Grip. Christian adult nonfiction book. Author Dr. Michelle Bengtson. Christian Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.

A powerful formula for letting go of anxiety, fear, and worry Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises speaks to a rampant facet of today’s society. How many of us succumb to worry, fear, and anxiety over life’s speedbumps? I dare…

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…

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…

Back Roads to Belonging – Book Review

A motivational pep talk on belonging. back roads to Belonging Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People By Kristen Strong

A motivational pep talk on belonging. Who hasn’t struggled with the need to belong? Saddled with feelings of inadequacy and loneliness that come from feeling like you don’t belong? In Back Roads to Belonging – Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People author…

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