Category Archives: Book Reviews

When a Setback Sets Us Up For Something Better


Imagine with me for a moment that you want to buy a new home. You know the price you’re willing to pay and the area you’re willing to move into. You circle two houses in the paper that meet your … Continue reading

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My Novel “Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes” Debuts


Books don’t happen in a vacuum. They arise out of the every day interactions between people—conversations over coffee, new life celebrations, shared sorrows, letters and emails flying back and forth. Dark Eyes, Deep Eyes is no exception. You will find … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Moose Kind


Linda Rondeau is one of my writing critique partners. We met at the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference in Minneapolis that she references in this post. Her first book, The Other Side of Darkness, debuted in the Fall of … Continue reading

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Rumors of God Book Review


A friend’s mistake and recommendation prompted me to read Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson. Richard Burkey attended a Christian conference and received three complimentary books. He had the choice of which three and picked up the … Continue reading

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What If Your Childhood Was a Train Wreck?


“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.” That’s what John Edward Pearce said. But what if your childhood was a train wreck? What if your memories of home are … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of “Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me”


From the first page, I had a question about Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron. How did a guy I’d never heard of get his memoir published? After all, memoirs that get … Continue reading

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Do You Google For Friends?


Toby died! How? What? But, hey, wait a doggone minute there, buster! Grrrr!!! I started and stopped listening to the audio recording of A Dog’s Purpose within the first hour. The story surprised me. The twist angered me. I would … Continue reading

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