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What’s On My Shelf (July 2020)

Updated: Sep 14

There’s something about summer that brings a new inspiration for reading. For me, it is probably the new reading locations; around the campfire, on the back porch or on the beach, which add to the enjoyment.

Here are a few that have crossed my shelf the last few months:

Guarded by Christ: Knowing the God Who Rescues Us and Keeps Us by Heather Holleman I really appreciated this study, made it was the timing, the encouragement I needed for the moment, but the reminder of our God as the One who guards us, was

The Learning Cycle: Insights for Faithful Teaching from Neuroscience and the Social Sciences by Muriel Elmer

Written for educators, pastors or teachers, as a help to understand the process of learning and how to keep our audience engaged. It was insightful for me as a learner, I wrote a full review here.

Risen Motherhood

A book for moms, this one puts the Gospel at the very center. Whether it’s parenting, postpartum self-image or the struggle with comparison, the Gospel speaks into every aspect of motherhood. 5 stars! Grab this as a gift for your mama friends, it’s beautifully designed and will encourage their hearts!

Epic: An Around the World Journey through Christian History by Tim Challies

This book is a very interesting travologue across the world as Tim discovered historical objects that tell the story of Christian history. 5 stars and I recommend it if you’re looking for a simple way to learn more about church history! Check out my blog review here.

With All Your Heart: Orienting Our Mind, Desires and Will Toward Christ by Craig Troxel

Taking a look at how our thoughts, feelings and choices are connected and how we can guard and protect our hearts. Check out my full review here. 5 stars! It’s one I could come back to every year, to reorient my heart to Christ.

Company of Heroes: Portraits From the Gospel’s Global Advance by Tim Keesee

This book was great! 5 stars and I highly recommend it! Tim shares stories of different people serving the Lord across the World and how the Gospel is going forth through their work.

Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscoving God by Kairlin Curtice (3 stars)

This is a book on the important topic about faith, culture and race. The author identifies as "christian-ish" and is passionate about addressing the depths of white supremacy in North American culture. She is a great storyteller, but I would have loved to hear more from her about how the Gospel speaks into her indigenous heritage and faith.

What have you been reading lately?

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