Divergent 3
“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.” Beatrice lives in the Abnegation faction of her city, where all the residents are supposed to be selfless. She is only allowed to look in a mirror once a year when her hair is cut. There are four […]

Divergent series by Veronica Roth


The Better Mom
“In the middle of the messiness of momming, we need to embrace the mission of momming.” Motherhood can be a struggle to all moms at some point. For some of us, it can be daily or even hourly. In The Better Mom, Ruth Schwenk explores how moms should search for […]

The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the ...




Any Dream Will Do
“I was falling in love with him, and the one thing I couldn’t, wouldn’t, do was put him in a position where he had to choose between me and the church he served.” Small decisions can send your life down a path you never thought you’d go down. Shay chose […]

Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber


The Eternal Current 1
“What are the practices – ancient and new – that form us into Christlikeness for the sake of the world?” The Kingdom of God is like a river – an eternal current running through history, according to Aaron Niequist. Through his search for a relationship with God that was relevant […]

The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us ...


Blue Bottle Club
“The real challenge of life was not fulfilling one’s dreams, but being willing to give them up for the sake of a greater call.” On Christmas Day in 1929, four best friends meet in an attic to share their life dreams vowing to support each other in reaching those dreams. […]

The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J. Stokes



Sister of Saidnaya
“Nadra hadn’t wanted to be married. She did not want to live in the same dingy apartment she inhabited as a teenager.” Nadra comes to America in 1922 when she is a young girl with her younger sister and parents, leaving two older sisters behind in Syria. Her father starts […]

Sister of Saidnaya by Rose Ann Kalister


Bookshelf
July was a good month for reading for me. Summer was in full swing and there were many times I could enjoy the weather while reading. My to-read bookshelf is starting to dwindle down a little bit … Here’s what I read: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green This […]

Sarah Anne’s Bookshelf – July 2018


Win Bigly
“No matter what you thought of Trump or his policies he certainly was different.” I remember being very surprised when Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, came out and not only endorsed Trump for President, but predicted he would win. It wasn’t that Adams was a conservative or that he […]

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter ...



Literary Book Gifts
  Book lovers are usually easy to shop for – they love books! However, finding the right book for an avid consumer of books can be hard and gift cards aren’t always fun to give friends and family. There are other options they are sure to enjoy, though! Literary Book […]

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