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On My Shelf (Nov 2021)

Updated: Sep 14

The winter chill has set in here, a blanket of snow covering the ground. The coziest place to read is snuggled under a throw by the window, listening to the wind howl.

While this may sound serene, it's usually short-lived, as coziness sends an alarm to the rest of my household who begin climbing over me, fighting for their spot to settle in.

(I think we just need a bigger couch).

Where's your favourite reading spot?

If you're on the lookout for something to add to your to-read list, I hope something from this list will interest you.


Christian Living

You're Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God's Design and Why That's Good News by Kelly Kapic

Have you considered that you, as a human, are finite? And, that God created you that way and knows all your limits? Because this is true, there is a beautiful design in our humanity. Read my review here, and pre-order this title on Amazon. [4 stars] *

When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace by Ruth Chou Simons

This is a wonderful book for anyone who struggles to understand how grace impacts our daily life. Read my review here. [5 stars!] *

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

This was a convicting and inspiring read on deepening our love for God. We're challenged to rely on grace, to fix our hearts on heaven, and to gaze upon our saving God. Highly recommend! [5 stars]


Is Christmas Unbelievable? 4 Questions Everyone Should Ask About the World's Most Famous Story by Rebecca McLaughlin

When it comes to apologetics, Rebecca writes in an easygoing, accessible way. This book, on the topic of Christmas, helps the believer address questions about the Christmas story, which they may hear from people around them, or ones you may have had yourself. It's a short read. Find my full review here. *


Do You Believe? 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp

How does what we believe impact how we live? This is a book about core Christian beliefs and how they intersect with our everyday life. The author has been a pastor and counsellor, so he's walked this journey alongside others for a long time. He writes about deep topics in an accessible way. If you're thinking about growing in your understanding of theology with practical application, this one is for you! Find my full review here. [5 stars]*

After Emmaus: How the Church Fulfills the Mission of Christ by Brian Tabb

The story of redemption, fulfilled in Christ, fuels the mission of the church. It's more than just activity, but about the identity of the church as his witnesses. Jesus' revelation of himself on the road to Emmaus reminds us of this. The life of the early church reflects their ability to persevere in suffering and adversity and their response in prayerful witness.

If you're looking for a deeper understanding on Jesus' fulfillment of prophecy and how it impacted the life of the early church, this would be a good one. [3 stars]*

Christian Fiction

Saving Mrs. Roosevelt by Candice Sue Patterson

Shirley Davenport spent her whole life fishing with her family. The war breaks out and she's the only one left to help, but she feels useless to help her country. When they begin recruiting women for a special group of the Coast Guard, she eagerly signs up - not knowing what her assignment would entail. The challenges she faces as a spy, the secrets and ruined reputation are more than she bargained for, but a certain captain helps her through until the enemy strikes close. [5 stars] *

Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

This is an action packed story, that really keeps you on your toes until the end. Erin Larson is a criminal psychologist who returns to her childhood home to care for her mother after she attempts suicide. An old friend asks for her help unraveling details about a cold case his father was working on before he was shot. They begin investigating, unsure of who they can trust, and as more information comes to light, they find themselves a target of the enemy. If you enjoy high-paced action and suspense, this one is for you. [5 stars] *

Love's Fortress by Jennifer Uhlarik

This book is part of the "Doors to the Past" series with a dual-timeline. The first tells the story of White Elk in 1875 being transported to Fort Marion in Florida along with other Cheyenne braves and how Sally uses her skills to help teach. In a parallel plot, present day, Dani finds Native American drawings that she believes her art forging father stole and wants them returned to their owner. The storylines come together to reveal history and heroe. [4 stars] *

{The * notes books I've received as part of a blog review program or Netgalley}

Missed out on previous bookshelves??

If you want to check out the highlights from months gone by, click on the images below for the full reviews!

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