*I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Title: The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine Of Discovery Author: Sarah Augustine Publisher: Herald Press (on sale June 22nd) Synopsis: Augustine explores the ways in which the roots of colonialism continue to bear fruit,Continue reading “The Land is Not Empty by Sarah Augustine (Book Review)”
Although I’m not especially fond of nonfiction (by which I mean, I usually avoid it), I decided to request On the Spectrum by Daniel Bowman Jr., from NetGalley. The publisher provided me a free Advanced Reader ebook in exchange for this review. The book interested me because of its description, which had to do withContinue reading “Book Review: On the Spectrum (Daniel Bowman, Jr.)”
I’ve been reading Bill Myers’ books since I was a kid. I tripped my way through his books about renowned klutz, Wally McDoogle, went undercover with Agent Dingledorf and visited the allegorical otherworld of Fayrah. Being a huge fan of allegory, the Imager Chronicles (also known as Journeys to Fayrah) were my favorite. As farContinue reading “Rendezvous with God by Bill Myers”
I believe that the Gospel is not about fearfully praying your way out of hell, but about having the ability, at any moment to turn and return to God. Because Jesus made the way.
I am inadequate. Praise God! This beautiful truth came as such a relief to me as I was out in the garden, thinking (read: worrying) about the upcoming school year. As excited as I am to begin work as a library tech in a brand new school, I have been freaking out about beginning theContinue reading “Perfect in Weakness (2 Cor. 12:9)”
“Peace on earth” (Submission Guidelines) Remember with us, those who were shot down in their synagogue last Saturday. Reflect with us on the pain that hatred brings. Learn with us how to cry out as the Psalmist did: “We fall crushed to the ground; we lie defeated in the dust. Come to our aid! BecauseContinue reading “Submission Guidelines (Christian Literary Review)”
For me, practicing self-control with food is a lot harder when the food is right in front of me. Sure I may have the ingredients for cookies scattered throughout my pantry, but avoiding the food processor is a lot easier than turning up my nose to a Danish sample at the grocery store. It’s aContinue reading “Are you going to eat that?”
For a long time, Communion has been something that freaks me out a little. It happens at regular intervals within the Gentile church experience, and it scares me mostly because of how somberly I usually see it performed. Typically, I hear lots of emphasis on the need to have a right heart before God. OneContinue reading “This is My Body”
My mom (Kae from Buckets on a Barefoot Beach) and I are delighted to release the third issue of Jordan Journal. You can read the journal at the above link. We’re always looking for contributors! For more information about Jordan Journal, visit us on Facebook.
A few weeks ago, new poet Ashley Marie did a chapbook giveaway to the first ten commenters on her Instagram post. I nabbed one of those copies, and have enjoyed reading through it. Ashley and I attended college together at Biola University, and she’s begun publishing her work, as of late. Ashley Marie’s collection, TruthsContinue reading “Truths and Lullabies (Poetry Book Review)”