The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You by Shannan Martin

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You by Shannan Martin.

Who hasn’t struggled with being overwhelmed and unhappy? You know that you have much to be grateful for, but sometimes the world feels much more than we can handle and even the act of allowing yourself time for grace and perspective. This is where The Ministry of Ordinary Places can help.

This one-of-a-kind narrative-meets journal features simple-to-understand passage to help readers relate to the season in new and useful ways.

Shannan Martin offers a starting point: widen your circle, hush your mouth, and pay close attention. This is a must-have book for yourself this season and would also make a great stocking stuffer as well!

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

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ON THIS CHRISTMAS by Zondervan Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone. Tonight finds us in a new book review and this time it’s ON THIS CHRISTMAS 5-Year Journal by Zondervan,

In this new edition, readers will be drawn to inspiring devotional passages and beautiful, rich illustrations, all centering the holiday nativity theme.

Each of the daily 5-year journal entries includes Scripture passages, a devotion, and a prayer. Explore such interesting themes as Jesus our Savior and how the Bible changes individual lives, and moreover, has been purchased by millions and give numerous others daily doses of inspirational thoughts for every day available in a gorgeous new package, and large, easy-to-read type.

This holiday devotional will be great for all ages, would make a great holiday gift for kids of all ages! To find out more about this book, click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker Review

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own. 

 

Hello again, everyone! Today finds us with a new book review, and this time The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker.

As someone who strives to live a minimalist lifestyle, in both my home and business, I’ve following Joshua Becker, on his site Becoming Minimalist, for the past several years. What I liked most about Becker’s site, his idea that minimalism can be a sound, obtainable goal through the presentation of reasonable minimalism.

What I liked about this book: In Becker’s latest book, The Minimalist Home, Becker extrapolates on his blogs central minimalist theme, as well as the benefits of owning even fewer personal effects.

While this book does not present anything particularly new for long-time readers, it is refreshing to hear the mantra of  “I just don’t need to own all this stuff any longer” is the worth bearing repeating.

What could have used some work: This book is also filled with personal stories that serve to inspire those seeking a minimalist life. Those who have somewhat and completely delve into this book may find it more worthy of a coffee table than as a library reference edition for Spring cleaning and the like. Which makes this books premise somewhat ironic considering the nature of the genre of this book.

What I loved about this book: I enjoyed reading The Minimalist Home as a simple, fun Sunday afternoon read. As I’m in the midst of an annual Spring clean, this book was a great addition to a small, three-day minor decluttering, capsule wardrobe re-configuring, and donation season kick.

All in all, this is a great book to read if you’re looking to be inspired or pursue a more minimalist life for those new to Joshua Becker’s writing style and minimalist principles.

Also, for those who would like to know more about the author, and the book found click here.

Enjoy,

Nicole

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell D. Moore Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell D. Moore.

In The Storm-Tossed Family, Moore educates readers whether you are married or single, with or without children, you are part of a family. And despite the dynamic of each family, there is one central focus. The family is difficult because every family is an echo of the gospel.

Family can be the source of joy, and family can leave us distraught. The family also make us who we are. The family also has the ability to break our hearts. So for readers looking to see how they can rearrange the storm-tossed family dynamics of their own home, this book is a must-read this season.

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been by Jackie Hill Perry.

In Gay Girl, Good God, Perry weaves a tale of finding God’s graces after a youth spent as a lesbian. Through her own story, the author shares practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness.

At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. This is a must-have book for yourself this season.

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

A Sparkle of Silver (Georgia Coast Romance) by Liz Johnson Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time A Sparkle of Silver (Georgia Coast Romance) by Liz Johnson. 

In A Sparkle of Silver, Johnson weaves a tale of love, longing, and hope. This story follows Millie Sullivan’s great-grandmother. A former guest at oil tycoon Howard Dawkins’ palatial estate on the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia nearly a century ago.

Now, Millie works at the same manor. But when her grandmother suggests that there is a lost diary containing the location of a hidden treasure on the estate, along with the true identity of Millie’s great-grandfather, Millie sets out to find the truth of her family’s secret and a possible fortune for herself.

This book is full of romantic escapades through spooky halls and aged corners that will have you holding your breath from cover to cover.

This is a must-have book for yourself this season and would also make a great stocking stuffer as well!

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole

The Light Before Day (Nantucket Legacy) by Suzanne Woods Fisher Review

Please note, this book was a received review copy from Book Look Bloggers. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

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Hello again, everyone! Tonight finds us with a new book review and this time The Light Before Day (Nantucket Legacy) by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

In The Light Before Day, Fisher weaves a tale of love, longing, and hope. Three years into a whaling voyage, Henry Macy returns to Nantucket to the news that his grandmother has passed, bequeathing her vast fortune to him and his sister, Hitty.

As Hitty and Henry seek a way to satisfy the will’s conditions, they’ll be faced with obstacles on every side–and it may be that Lillian Coffin will have the last word after all.

What’s left in this story is one of hope, intrigue, and the path to living a life of adventure and security.

This is a must-have book for yourself this season and would also make a great stocking stuffer as well!

To find out more about this book, click here!

Enjoy,

Nicole