Reviews by Elle
On 6/25 Elle wrote: Shame, we have all experienced it, it comes into our lives without being invited, it binds us, and creates a power over us. Through this book, Caine takes us on her personal journey of finding freedom and breaking through the shame. Unashamed is a phenomenal book that uses the Bible to affirm that we ... Unashamed By: Christine Caine
On 2/19 Elle wrote: Lately I have been reading a lot of books on leadership, and this is definitely one that is at the top of my list. Most leadership books have a tendency to come from a male perspective specific to a work environment. Catron approaches the topic of leadership in a completely different way. She uses biblical ... The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
On 10/28 Elle wrote: I’ve always enjoyed the Doon series, with its mix of musical theatre references, scottish accents and a tale woven together by two different authors I am always left impressed. Corp and Langdon have come together to create a seamless story while still having their own voice throughout the story. If ... Shades of Doon
On 6/16 Elle wrote: Brant Hansen has taken simple concepts that are not so simple to live out and challenged us to be unoffendable. To let go of anger and embrace forgiveness. Everyone needs to read this book, it is written simply and as an easy read, but the context is strong and at a level that will challenge you and ... Unoffendable
On 2/12 Elle wrote: Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become like Jesus is a a selection of passages from the New International Version. The book is broken down into sections Think, Act, and Be and focuses on the basics of Christianity. The three sections break down into ‘What do I believe?’ ‘What should I ... Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become like Jesus
On 12/16 Elle wrote: I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales. There is just something about them that captivates an audience. There are so many versions of fairy tales out there from movies, to Disney, to books. However, Melanie Dickerson has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Taking stories we have all heard before ... The Princess Spy By: Melanie Dickerson
On 9/24 Elle wrote: For those that loves the story and idea of Brigadoon, and even for those who don’t the latest book from Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon will not disappoint! Destined for Doon will transport you back to the land of Doon, into another time and a world you have not seen before. In book 2, Kenna heads back ... Destined for Doon By: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
On 8/6 Elle wrote: Rachel Hauck has been one of those authors with books hanging out on my TBR pile and yet I never get around to it. After reading Nashville Sweetheart they have been moved to the top of my list! Nashville Sweetheart follows the story of Aubrey James and the trials she has to tackle being in the spotlight. ... Nashville Sweetheart By: Rachel Hauck
On 5/21 Elle wrote: Firstborn is a story you have not read before, the concept of a civilization that does not allow female firstborns and the only way they will live is to be declared male. Firstborn is an interesting take on the Young Adult Dystopian genre. Tia, born a female, is living the life of a male, preparing to ... Firstborn
On 1/13 Elle wrote: Krista McGee never fails to impress and continues the Anomaly Trilogy with a captivating story of hope! This story will surprise you from beginning to end, with twists and turns around every corner and new characters you will love. McGee keeps you guessing all the way through. This trilogy will be the ... Luminary By: Krista McGee
On 12/16 Elle wrote: I have always loved the story of Brigadoon, the idea of a mysterious land appearing out of the mists every one hundred years. It was no surprise that I loved the fantastic story that transports you back into a fairytale with a modern twist. Veronica and Mackenna are excited to spend their vacation in ... Doon By @LorieLangdon and @careycorp
On 11/29 Elle wrote: The Sanders family were never very adventurous. Than one day 5 bad-mannered pirates move into their small town to the farm across the street. From their interesting food choices and their behavior the Sanders family are in for a new adventure. Not quite sure how to deal with the pirates Mrs. Sanders ... Pirates on the Farm
On 11/15 Elle wrote: Forgiveness, it’s such a simple word but encompasses so much, many times we are told to ‘forgive and forget’ but it is never that easy, and because of that not forgiving others actually causes more harm to us. A few years back, Christian music artist, Matthew West, was on a mission to discover ... Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible
On 9/20 Elle wrote: We’ve all been there, the days where we feel so wrung out but still have more to get done. The days where the bad feels like it outweighs the good. We understand that life is busy and some things in life come hurtling at us and we have no control and no way to prepare for the outcome. Lisa Harper’s ... Beautiful Transparent story of life
On 4/8 Elle wrote: There are many books out that are about prayers, how to pray, when to pray, what words do you say, the structure of a prayer, for something that is essentially a conversation between yourself and God it can easily become confusing. Draw the Circle: The 4- Day Prayer Challenge is not like any other prayer ... A Bold Journey into Prayer
On 2/4 Elle wrote: Last year Coble, Billerbeck, Hunt and Hunter introduced us to the town of Smitten, a small town in Vermont that was struggling to survive with the changing times, that is until four friends came together with a plan to transform the town of Smitten a must go romance destination. Now we are back in Smitten ... Return to Smitten
On 1/8 Elle wrote: As 17-year-old Natalia watches her fathers third marriage come to and end she isn’t sure where to go. With her new-found faith, Natalia is worried that once her soon to be ex-step-mother leaves she won’t have someone to discuss her faith with. Instead of watching her father go through another divorce, ... A great wholesome story for teens!
On 12/8 Elle wrote: It seems like many of us have grown up in a culture that tells us we should put ourselves first. We should strive to be in charge of our own future, to make first place on teams, to go after the promotion at work, to focus on me and what my needs are. Many of us have fallen into this trap of putting ... Second Changes Everything
On 11/25 Elle wrote: The Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus Really meant what He said? Through this book Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne strike up a conversation about what Christianity would look like if we followed the words of Jesus rather than rooting ourselves in the ‘traditions’ of the church. This book is not ... An interesting discussion
On 9/13 Elle wrote: “The River is alive and moving all around us” Whenever I have reviewed a book I have always given a brief overview, but this time I don’t think I can. I don’t think I can sum up this book in the right words beyond Wow. This book deserves your undivided attention, I have never read a book that ... A must read!
On 7/23 Elle wrote: The 20′s are a stressful time, no doubt about it. From graduating college and finding a career, moving out to live on your own, developing new relationships, starting a family, discovering who you are and trying to figure out how to pay off debt it is a trying time. So many things are happening through ... Great Book for Group Study
On 4/24 Elle wrote: We’ve all experienced, sometimes we are more aware of it, and other times not as much, but we have all wanted more. No matter what it is, more food, more money, a better job, a better relationship, the latest technology, the newest model car, we always want more and are never content with what we have ... Always Craving
On 2/15 Elle wrote: When Sylvia Hensel prays she often times finds herself in another place, she finds herself in the presence of God, and through her prayer time Sylvia began to journal her experiences, feelings and emotions and how she is bringing scripture to life. In Love Letters to my Lord, Hensel has shared her thoughts ... Love released in Prayer!
On 1/27 Elle wrote: Just when April Grace believed that the drama was over she had no idea what would happen once she entered into Junior High School. After Isabel St. James and is injured in an accident, her job at the school is placed on hold. In the meantime Mama hasn’t been feeling very well and is unable to be a ... Great Story for Pre-Teens
On 1/10 Elle wrote: Smitten, Vermont has always been a small town where everybody knew their neighbors, families loved the small town communities and never thought that someday Smitten might not be there. When the mill in Smitten is forced to close, no one is sure what will happen to their town. The majority of the workforce ... You will fall in love with Smitten
On 11/14 Elle wrote: The Voice New Testament is a brand new translation that reads more like a story and helps to engage and help readers to make a more personal connection with the Word. The Voice presents itself as a story rather than an informative textbook that allows its readers to get up close and personal with the ... The Voice: A New way to reading the Bible
On 10/13 Elle wrote: Thank You, God, for Blessing Me By: Max Lucado Max Lucado's latest children's book Thank You, God, for Blessing Me is the perfect bedtime story for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The beautiful artwork and Lucado's story are a great pair and follow Hermie, a catapillar as he thanks God for everything ... Hermie's Latest story!
On 9/21 Elle wrote: Night Night Blessings is a cute story for kids, this book is one of the cardboard books which holds up well with toddlers. This is a cute story about a little kid who is thanking God for everything they have received from puppy dog kisses to family time. Night Night blessings has a great message ... Night Night Blessings
On 9/6 Elle wrote: Gabby, God’s Little Angel written by Sheila Walsh and illustrated by Marina Fedotova is the sweet children’s story about Gabby, an accident prone angel who gets her first assignment from God for a little girl that is learning about how God is always protecting her. This book is very child friendly ... A Sweet Story
On 8/24 Elle wrote: Sweet Sanctuary by Shelia Walsh and Cindy Coloma is an amazing story of forgiveness and giving everything to God. The story follows Wren, and the struggles she faces that came about after a family reunion went terribly wrong and left her family just barely on speaking terms. Wren struggles with having ... Sweet story of forgiveness
On 7/9 Elle wrote: Tired of feeling common? Not sure where you fit in the world? Tired of your everyday routines? Not sure where your sweet spot is anymore? You know that moment where you know you are doing what you were created to do, that moment where everything just makes sense. The Cure for the Common Life is here ... Time to find your true potential!
On 5/16 Elle wrote: This CD is filled with some of your favorite songs from Forever Reign to Great is Thy Faithfulness it is the perfect CD, if you love worship albums this needs to be added to your collection. The CD features the Women of Faith Worship Team, an all female worship team using their God-given gifts for worship. This ... Rejoice! A Worship experience for everyone!
On 4/18 Elle wrote: The Take Action Bible is a NKJV, this Bible is a daily reading Bible with some extra content it includes colorful and detailed maps, a nice sized concordance as well as personal stories and ideas of things you can be doing in your community. This Bible is not quite what I expected to be, the 15 real ... The Take Action Bible
On 4/18 Elle wrote: Max Lucado’s newest book breaks from the traditional format of all of his previous books. Lucado has selected 172 questions he has been asked over the years through letters, e-mails, church, and his radio show and broken them down into seven topics: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Have/Have-not and Hereafter. ... Answers to those unasked Questions
On 4/11 Elle wrote: avid Ponder has been tasked by the archangel Gabriel to lead a group of ‘travelers,’ historical figures of note throughout time that have made some impact on society, there job is to conduct the Final Summit in answering the question of discovering what one principle will save all of humanity, and ... Good Fiction Story, Biblically Inaccurate
On 3/1 Elle wrote: In Constant Prayer is a book for those unfamiliar with, or wanting to know the basics of what praying the daily office means. This book hardly scratches the surface of the daily office and gives a brief overview with very little specifics of what the daily office consists of. In Constant Prayer is an ... Basics of the Daily Office