Reviews by Joanna Cullen
On 1/16 Joanna Cullen wrote: I recently received Unto The Hills, a daily devotional by Billy Graham. As it is a 365-day devotional, I have not read every single entry, but I've gotten a sense of it. This is a reprint. Entries are fairly bite-sized, so you won't lose focus and their style is meditative rather than declarative, for ... [Book Review] - Unto The Hills
On 12/31 Joanna Cullen wrote: I recently read Mike Flynt's new book The Power-Based Life: Realize Your Life's Goals and Dreams by Strengthening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit. If his name seems familiar, but you just can't put your finger on it, it's because Mike was the inspiration of Friday Night Lights. One wonders what an ex-football ... [Book Review] - The Power Based Life
On 12/16 Joanna Cullen wrote: Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan is a cute collection of the stories of how over 100 hymns came to be. The design and layout of the book is excellent. I love the artfully ragged edged pages that make the book look tattered and old. With the book open, the music for the hymn itself sits on the ... Good for the older generation or hymn-lovers
On 11/15 Joanna Cullen wrote: I recently received A Year With God by R.P. Nettlehorst, a daily, non-date specific devotional. There were a few aspects which I enjoyed about this devotional and several I did not enjoy. Firstly, the devotional - as I've already said - isn't delineated as January through December; which I appreciate ... [Book Review] A Year With God - R.P. Nettlehorst
On 10/24 Joanna Cullen wrote: The Good: Dean Cain isn't bad to look at, even though he's a little heartier around the waist than he was in Superman. It's a true story, so there's something to be said for the reality of it. It's the kind of movie you can show your kids and not have to worry about them seeing anything bad. The Bottom ... The Way Home - The Typical Christian Film
On 9/15 Joanna Cullen wrote: I've read a handful of Max Lucado's books and he's written countless others. While they are charming and often inspirational, even after reading only a fraction of his library, I find that I am tired of his style. It's certainly cute and humorous, and yes, it garners a few chuckles and presents the occasional ... Same old. Same old.
On 9/12 Joanna Cullen wrote: Are you a control freak? Do you like to plan every decision in your life down to the littlest detail before you can commit to a decision? If so, then this is the book for you. Fearless is a poignant, witty, accessible read with plenty of practical applications of scripture to our daily lives. It's just ... A call to live fear-free and faith-full
On 7/6 Joanna Cullen wrote: More often than I'd like to admit, I find myself questioning the relevance of the Bible. Don't get me wrong. I believe that the Bible is God's inspired word and a very important book - and have been succeeding in wanting to read it daily as of late - but occasionally it's hard to see through the datedness ... An Uncommonly Amazing Read!
On 5/31 Joanna Cullen wrote: I was extremely excited when I received my copy of Jesus Manifesto in the mail. Not only was I getting to read a book that only a handful of others had read (since we were allowed to preview it before it was available to the general public), that book was about restoring Jesus to his rightful place ... Elementary insight....a disappointing read
On 5/14 Joanna Cullen wrote: Change Your Church For Good by Brad Powell is exactly the kind of book that America's church leaders need to be reading. Powell - pastor of NorthRidge Church in Michigan - has seen his fair share of dead and dying churches. In Change Your Church For Good, Powell uses his experiences and insights to help ... Exactly What the Church Needs!
On 5/1 Joanna Cullen wrote: I read - and loved - Captivating when it was new in 2005. On the five-year anniversary of the New York Times Bestseller, John and Stasi Eldredge have taken the opportunity to revise and update it. This version is just a little bit sharper and a little more relevant. The additions are barely noticeable, ... Captivating - Revised and Updated
On 4/4 Joanna Cullen wrote: How a Christian Should Live is an excellent devotional for tweens and teens that features straightforward messages, relevant life applications and sound Biblical principles. It's WAY more relevant than the books I had growing up. The book features generously-sized journaling sections (for reflection ... A simple, relevant, foundational devotional for your tween/teen!