Category: Book Reviews

  • Book Review: 12 Strong Women of God and The Jesus Women

    Looking for a book for your women’s Bible study? Look no further. 12 Strong Women of God: Biblical Models for Today which focuses on Biblical women of the Old Testament, and The Jesus Women which focuses on the New Testament, will provide much inspiration and food for thought and discussion. Marci Alborghetti creates a compelling […]

  • Book Review: Happy Soul Industry

    To review or not to review, that is always the question. I generally make a point of reviewing only books I like and can recommend without reservation. I did like The Happy Soul Industry by Steffan Postaer, but I definitely have reservations about recommending it. The book has a great premise – God is in […]

  • Book Review: Souls at Rest

    Souls at Rest: An Exploration of the Idea of Sabbath by Charlotte Ostermann, 2008 Charlotte Ostermann invites us to take a deeper look at the Sabbath day in “Souls at Rest: An Exploration of the Idea of Sabbath.” While it certainly can be read straight through, it is intended to be used as part of […]

  • Book Review: This Flowing Toward Me

    This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers by Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. Ave Maria Press, 2009 Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur I admit it – strangers scare me. After all, we are taught from the time we are little not to talk to strangers. When confronted with a ragged looking beggar on the […]

  • Book Review: For the Tough Times

    For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope by Max Lucado Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008 For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope is one of those little books that packs a big punch. We all have hard times in life, times when we feel like God doesn’t care and times when […]

  • Book Review: Grace Cafe

    Grace Cafe by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle – A Review by Father Walter Schu, LC Grace Café is an aptly titled book. How does one discover grace – that sublime reality so distant from most people’s vocabulary today and, sadly, so often absent from their lives? Within these pages, seasoned author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle makes that […]

  • Book Review: The Apostles, Illustrated Edition

    The Apostles: Illustrated Edition by Pope Benedict XVI Our Sunday Visitor, 2008 “The Apostles: Illustrated Edition” is a compilation of Pope Benedict XVI’s weekly general audiences given from March 15, 2006 to October 18, 2006. The first thing one notices about this illustrated edition is the incredible beauty of the book. Almost every page features […]

  • Book Review: Letters to Mary from a Young Mother

    Many thanks to Cheryl Dickow for this wonderful review of Letters to Mary from a Young Mother which appeared on Today’s Catholic Woman. Needless to say, it made my day! I readily admit that I am addicted to books. As a publisher, that makes sense, right? But I will also quickly admit that I push […]

  • Book Review: Sweetwater Gap

    Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008 In her author’s note, Denise Hunter indicates that Sweetwater Gap (Women of Faith Fiction) was inspired by a news story in which a soldier suffered from survivor’s guilt after his friend jumped on a grenade to save his life. In this case, the one who […]

  • Book Review: Where Do I Go?

    Where Do I Go?: A Yada Yada House of Hope Novel by Neta Jackson Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2008 To the outside world, Gabby Fairbanks would seem to have it all – a wealthy, successful husband, a pernthouse apartment, and two sons she loves, but appearances are not everything. She has just been uprooted to […]