Book reviews

If you’re looking for a good book, these reviews will show you that the books below are worth purchasing. They make great gifts, too! (Any giveaways mentioned have ended.)

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham

How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming

Evergreen (A Christiansen Winter Novella) by Susan May Warren

Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton

Before Amen by Max Lucado

Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin

When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

For Such a Time as This by Kate Breslin

Someone Like You by Beth Vogt

Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren

In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

Authorpreneurship by Sharon C. Jenkins

Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd

Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman

Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn

The Dangerous Journey of Sherman the Sheep by Dean Davis

Letters from Ruby by Adam Thomas

When a Woman Finds Her Voice by Jo Ann Fore

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris

Unlimited by Davis Bunn

Eventide by Shelley Shepard Gray

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin

Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney

Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Catch a Falling Star by Beth Vogt

Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren

Books Teens Love (Top 5 Picks from my students)

The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer

Your Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson

Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Tricia Goyer

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss

No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig

The Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson

At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Everything by Mary DeMuth

Still, I Will Praise by Renee Bondi

A Love Surrendered by Julie Lessman

The Reunion by Dan Walsh

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

High Desert Haven by Lynnette Bonner

Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof

Seriously, God? by Jenny Smith

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

Perilous Shadows by Nike Chillemi

Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston

Hidden in Dreams by Davis Bunn

The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello

Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson

Rare Earth by Davis Bunn

A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor

There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

The Restorer by Sharon Hinck

Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan

Baroness by Susan May Warren

Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

Annie’s People Series by Beverly Lewis

Bound by Guilt by C. J. Darlington

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick

Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews

Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith

Mornings with Jesus

Beyond Molasses Creek by Nicole Seitz

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey

The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona Schoolteacher by Barbara Anne Waite

Remembering You by Tricia Goyer

As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur

A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander

The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson

The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy

Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Stories from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

The Fulfillment Principle by Bob Westfall

Megan’s Secrets by Mike Cope

The Chocolate Diaries by Karen Scalf Linamen

The Betrayal by Jerry Jenkins

Amish Values for Your Family by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin

Across the Wide River by Stephanie Reed

The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Frantz

Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

Thunder of Heaven by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall

The Twelfth Imam by Joel Rosenberg

The Blessed by Ann H. Gabhart

Pieces of Light by Julie Cave

Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Martha by Diana Wallis Taylor

The Constantine Codex by Paul Maier

Forever After by Deborah Raney

Branded by Tim Sinclair

Untamed by Lisa Harper

Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson

That’s When I Talk to God by Dan and Ali Morrow

The Sweetest Thing by Elizabeth Musser

A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad

The Fine Art of Insincerity by Angela Hunt

Missions of Mercy by Susan May Warren

How Huge the Night by Heather and Lydia Munn

Freedom’s Stand by Jeanette Windle

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

False Witness by Randy Singer

The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

How to Be God’s Little Princess by Sheila Walsh

Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate

Judgment Day by Wanda L. Dyson

A Cowboy’s Touch by Denise Hunter

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen

Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver

When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur

After the Leaves Fall by Nicole Baart

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes

The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy

The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello

The Sweet By and By by Rachel Hauck and Sara Evans

Tidings of Comfort and Joy by T. Davis Bunn

Grace by Shelley Shepard Gray

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

Wrangler in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson

The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti

A Simple Amish Christmas by Vanetta Chapman

The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Uncertain Heart by Andrea Boeshaar

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis

Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell

God’s Promises for Women of Faith by Jack Countryman

Symphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck

8 responses to Book reviews

  1. Hi Renee,
    Would you be up for reviewing a 12 week Beth Moore type Bible study?

    It’s called Beholding Him, Becoming Missional; Awakening to the Mission Through the Study of First Samuel. Here’s the website

    Look forward to hearing from you. 🙂
    Have a super day!
    Laura Krokos

    • Hi, Laura! I tried emailing you through your website, but the email did not go through . . . Your study looks really interesting, but I most likely wouldn’t be able to blog about it until January. And do you mean that you’d be sending me a copy? . . . If that’s what you had in mind, I’d be happy to review it . . . My email is reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com . . . Blessings! Renee

  2. Renee,
    My pastor husband,Larry Mehaffey, has written a book”The Practical Steps to the Deeper Spiritual Life” published by Wesbowpress a division of Thomas Nelson, a book for seekers hungry for intimacy with the heart of God.We live very isolated,off the grid in a cabin we built ourselves high in the beautiful central Idaho mountains , where We lead a simple life of contemplation,prayer and walking humbly with our God.
    Would you be willing to read and review his book?
    Here is an overview:
    Although spiritual life is not meritoriously attained through natural means or human effort, there are several “Practical Steps” that can be taken to help facilitate the exercise of spiritual disciplines. After introducing the trinity of authority that establishes all true Christian doctrine, the author then proceeds to introduce six areas of the Christian life, that when submitted to these authorities will prove to be fertile ground for the Christian disciplines to take root. Each practical step presented is supported and systematically substantiated by the authority of God’s Word, Jesus’ traditional example, and the Holy Spirit’s confirming testimony. The chapter is then brought to a close by describing how it has proven effective in the author’s own pursuit of Jesus Christ. For those desperate for authentic spiritual life and passionate about divine intimacy, each of these practical steps will help to prepare them for the subjects of the closing chapters; a mind liberated to serve, a heart centered upon the divine will, and a soul made whole by its desire for and devotion to the very heart of God.
    Thank you for your time,
    In Him,
    Betsy and Larry Mehaffey

    • Hi, Betsy! I’m cutting back on the books I’m reviewing. I only do a few from two certain publicity companies. I’m so sorry that I’m going to have to pass on your kind offer. Thanks and blessings!

  3. Oh my goodness! You do read a lot! Do you mind giving me a few suggestions of where to start? What are your top recommendations for summer reading?

  4. You have a wonderful list of books! I am adding some of these to my list. Thank you for sharing all of these reviews!

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