Reviews by Marlo Chastain
On 9/30 Marlo Chastain wrote: Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love the memories of years past, the feelings of anticipation, the sights, the sounds, the smells. And I love the stories. Every year Robert J. Morgan, a pastor in Nashville, gifts his congregation with a Christmas story. Now you have a chance to read ... A Heart-Warming Christmas Read
On 7/22 Marlo Chastain wrote: Summer is the time for reading, and I was ready with a stack of books to devour during my retreat. On the top was a book I received as a complementary copy (in exchange for a free review) through BookSneeze called A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury. I enjoy this author quite a bit, and this story ... A Time to Embrace
On 6/2 Marlo Chastain wrote: I struggled with this book. It was like a relationship: the beginning hooked me and I was excited about it, then the middle frustrated me and I wanted to dump it. But I held onto the end, which was probably the best part of all (I especially found meaningful the chapter "A House of Figs). In Jesus ... Jesus Manifesto
On 5/12 Marlo Chastain wrote: Stories of WWII fascinate me, as do stories of faith and forgiveness. The Heart Mender (previously published under the name Island of the Saints) is a fitting blend of both of these themes. Set in the Gulf Coast, Andy Andrew's book tells of a young woman, Helen, who has lost her husband in WWII and ... The Heart Mender: A Worthy Review
On 4/18 Marlo Chastain wrote: I live with questioners. From the time they wake in the morning to the time they are finally making it back up the stairs to their rooms, they are challenging my wisdom . . . in a good way. My brain is overworked. Kathryn Slattery's If I Could Ask God Anything is a book waiting to come to the rescue ... If I Could Ask God Anything
On 4/4 Marlo Chastain wrote: Maybe it's because I've lived on a farm most of my life and apparently wanting to live on the land makes me like Cain. Maybe it's because I've talked to birds without suffering from dysentery on an exhausting journey after sleeping in mangy beds. Maybe it's because it's a supposedly Christian book ... A Sacred Journey?
On 3/20 Marlo Chastain wrote: Brilliant. Isaac Newton was simply brilliant. I confess I knew very little about Newton other than a story about an apple falling on his head and his discovering gravity -- just like that. Apparently, that story isn't quite right. However, it is true that he was able to learn and discover so much in ... On the Shoulders of a Giant: Isaac Newton