What's On My Shelf (Apr 2022)
As spring slowly enters across the prairies, there's a handful of books for me to share with you! Hopefully you'll find something of interest to add to your TBR list!
What's on your shelf these days?
* Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why That Matters For Our Parenting by Christina Fox
Most parenting books focus on the 'how-to' aspect of parenting, but this book is refreshingly different! The author turns our focus to wonder at the character of God and how He parents us, which in turn impacts us as we love and disciple our children. I highly recommend it! Find my full review here.
*A Hunger for More: Finding Satisfaction in Jesus When the Good Life Doesn't Fill You by Amy DiMarcangelo
Following the theme of satisfaction, this new book by Amy Dimarcangelo points us to the grace, hope, comfort and strength given us in the gospel as we search for the longings of our heart. 5 stars! Read more of my review here.
Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships by Catherine Parks
A book on friendship and vulnerability that will challenge you! I really appreciated this one and think it's really important in light of the fragile ice we walk on in the aftermath of two years of divisiveness. 5 stars!!
Once Upon A Wardrobe by Patti Callahan
For anyone who loves the Narnia series! This book is about a chronically ill young boy who does and longs for answers about the stories. His older sister, studying at university tries to help him find them by asking the author. The Lewis brothers, instead of answering them, tell her more stories instead, inviting her to consider the value of imagination. This was an excellent story! 5 stars!
* The Catch by Lisa Harris
In this third book of the series, we find Madison and Jonas reunite during a courthouse shooting, after his time away training for the special operations group. Their future together still uncertain, as Madison continues piecing together more about her husband's killer. There's two cases to solve and an abundance of mystery and suspense through it all. Highly recommend this book for Christian suspense lovers!
The Cross of Christ by John Stott
We so easily forget the centrality of the gospel in our daily lives. In this book, he takes us through central theological themes of the cross, to help us understand in a deeper way the work of Christ. It was a slow read, timely over the Easter season, rich in theology.
* Old Made New: A Guide to the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Greg Lanier
This upcoming release is one you'll want for your resource library! It's only 4 chapters and very practical. He guides us in how to study Old Testament passages when they're cited in the New Testament. There are great tables to follow as examples and exercises to follow at the end of each chapter. 5 stars!!
*Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: The Explosive Power of Jesus' Parables by R. Albert Mohler Jr.
I really enjoyed this upcoming release by Albert Mohler, learning the importance of Jesus' parables and how they teach us about God's kingdom. Many of the stories we've heard numerous times, maybe we think we already understand what they mean, but he takes us to the cultural context and the place in scripture to help us interpret what they mean. Highly recommend!! 5 stars!
I hope you've found something of interest! Let me know in the comments below which one caught your eye, or what you're reading!
The * denotes books I've received from the publisher and/or Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.