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Title: The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin Pages: 256 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Living Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (July 23rd, 2019) Summary Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of… Read More

Hello everyone! Today for Blogtober, I’ve got an extra special post!  Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Tessa Emily Hall, award-winning author of Coffee Shop Devos, Unwritten Melody, Purple Moon, and her latest release, Fallen Leaves!  Today, I’ll be sharing that interview, and how you can enter to win a fun prize pack!

Title: Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God’s Lead by Sarah Beth Marr Pages: 203 Genres: Christian, Non-Fiction, Motivational Published by: Baker Books (Feb. 6, 2018) Summary The world tells us that the way to make all our dreams come true is to set our own course and strive every day. But when it’s all on us, we end up feeling exhausted, frustrated, and, disappointed when things don’t turn out as we’d… Read More

Title: The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury Pages: 258 Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Christmas Published by: Howard Books (Jan. 1, 2012) Synopsis Number one New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had… Read More

Title: Runaway (Starlight Animal Rescue #1) by Dandi Daley Mackall Pages: 206 Genres: Middle Grade, Children’s Fiction, Contemporary, Christian Published by: Tyndale Kids (January 1st, 2008) Summary A new series by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the best-selling Winnie the Horse Gentler series! I’ve run away seven times—never once to anything, just away from. Maybe that’s why they call me a “runaway,” and not a “run-to.” Meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things “horse”… Read More

Can you believe it? I’m actually posting June’s classic in June! :O June’s Classic     Originally Published: 1868 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: In this first volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, sweet, motherless eight-year-old Elsie struggles with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, and her relationship with her father is filled with misunderstanding and tears. The young girl learns to depend wholly upon her faith in her heavenly father.  … Read More

February was the first month that I participated in The Pretty Books’ 2016 Classics Challenge, which is where each month you read at least one classic book of your choice. February’s Book: Originally Published: 1678 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man’s progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set… Read More