Book Review: The Heart Led Leader

I am such a fan of this book. It’s shot through with inspiring stories and great points, and stands head & shoulders about other books I’ve read with similar themes. I appreciate how the author defines “leading by the heart” in terms of deep caring, sacrifice, and wise encouragement (rather than the traditional model of […]

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Three Books & What They Mean to Me This Week

It has been a fabulous reading week for me. I’ll tell you about three books I’ve loved, and then a bit about what I’m trying to do with what they’ve taught me. Consider it part of Project Stretch & Grow. (Which is not actually a project, but makes me smile when I think of it […]

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Love for Accidental Saints

I know I rave about books a lot here – I tend towards the jazz hands side on the review scale of life (Which is essentially: Ballet = “I found this to be a quiet, but important, read;” Modern Dance = “this book is weird;” Jazz Hands = “OMIGOSH I WANT TO HAND THIS TO YOU […]

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Book Review: Rejection Proof

This was SUCH a fun read! Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection, is author Jia Jiang’s account of what happened when he decided to overcome his paralyzing fear of rejection by going toward rejection rather than running away from it.  Jiang set out to be rejected in […]

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Book Review: Tongue Pierced

Tongue Pierced is by far my favorite of Searcy’s books. I was surprised by how much his exhortation to think and speak in a positive way stirred something inside me. I’m a longtime believer in lining up my thoughts and words with Biblical principles, so the material here wasn’t new to me. But Searcy’s tone […]

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Book Review: Better Than Before

I loved both of Gretchen Rubin’s “project” books (The Happiness Project, Happier at Home) and Better Than Before is a fantastic addition to the collection.  Here, Rubin explores the question, “How do we make (and keep) habits that work for us?” She shares her research and personal experience after trying pretty much every habit making/breaking […]

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Book Review: Aloof

When I reviewed Scary Close by Donald Miller, I said that the highest compliment I can give a book is that I didn’t want it to end. Today I’m floundering about for new level of praise for Tony Kriz’s Aloof: Figuring Out Life With a God Who Hides, because it’s equally fantastic. I mean, I ordered his last […]

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Book Review: Scary Close

The highest compliment I can give a book is that I didn’t want it to end. That’s the case with Donald Miller’s newest, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy.  This is Miller’s strongest book in years, and the chapters live up to the subtitle–Miller is extremely candid about the rough time he’s […]

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Book Review: Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

I was captivated by this cover from the first time I saw it online. It is simply gorgeous. The memoir inside is equally beautiful, and I’m so glad I read it. Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God In All Things is Sarah Hagerty’s story of figuring out the challenges of adulthood. […]

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Book Review: Who Knows Tomorrow

I saw a tweet by @BookGirl96 about this memoir and immediately messaged her to ask if I could review it.  (Reading friends, you should follow her because she will make you laugh AND keep you in the book loop, which is of course the very best place to be.) Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of […]

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