Secrets

Secrets

If I had to sum up Jonathon Daugherty’s Secrets in only one word, I’d choose, “courageous”.  Daugherty offers an unapologetic view into his own personal struggle with sexual addictions. Rarely does one encounter an author willing to peel back the external layers to candidly reveal a true self.  This book is a definite must read Read More

My Daughter's Legacy

My Daughter’s Legacy

Authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould gambled writing a book within a book.  My Daughter’s Legacy is actually two stories running parallel, one set in present day Virginia, the other 1864 Virginia.  The risk doesn’t pay off; the two stories don’t mesh together well. The book starts out in the present day jarring the Read More

His Guilt

His Guilt

How many different Amish stories can be written?  Although Shelley Shepard Gray’s, His Guilt delves into a different aspect of the Amish community, it still feels stale. This book is surprising; however, as it addresses a darker side of the Amish community, not often written about; families who are Amish in name, if not in Read More

Grounded Hearts

Grounded Hearts

Grounded Hearts set in Ballyhaven, County Clare, Ireland 1941 is an interesting story of a fallen Canadian pilot and the Irish midwife who nurses him back to health. Nan carries guilt not only over her husband’s suicide, a sin according to her Catholic upbringing, but also because she allowed the entire community including her priest; Read More

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted

Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted

This book was a struggle for me.  I have friends and family who are same-sex attracted, and although I may have different beliefs on the subject, I have no desire to alienate them.  My job is neither to judge nor condemn, mine is to love unconditionally.  Conviction is the job of the Holy Spirit.  That Read More

Driver Confessional

Driver Confessional

Driver Confessional is an intriguing story of murder, corruption on Capital Hill, and Russian mobsters all woven into the daily life of Antonio, an average guy just trying to support his family.  The approach is definitely unique and not something frequently seen in Christian fiction. While the story itself is interesting, the plethora of overdeveloped Read More

Think Again

Think Again

In the world of Selfie Sticks and introspection, Jared Mellinger’s Think Again offers a unique perspective into the ‘”It’s all about me” mentality. As a Christian, our life is supposed to be modeled after Christ, but in our quest for that goal, it’s quite easy to get off track into self-absorption.  Think Again addresses this Read More