Reviews by dmcclure
On 4/4 dmcclure wrote: Completely unexpected and delightful! Life as it happens. Crazy, realistic, relatable characters challenge and confront the reader as the story entertains and resonates with reality. How does God speak with believers? Unexpectedly. How does the church minister to the unchurched and broken – or how ... The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson
On 1/27 dmcclure wrote: Truly a picture of Grace, Kelly Long explores the demons left by pain and secrets in the past. The resolution is as complicated and as simple as grace. Long weaves Scripture and its application into this story as she develops the characters and unfolds the tale of grace in action. Of special note are the ... Threads of Grace – Kelly Long
On 1/5 dmcclure wrote: Why do we dream, yet not achieve our dreams? Why do we feel like there is more to life then what have accomplished so far? Why does it feel like we can do so much more yet we don’t? Robert D. Smith has a solution: 20,000 Days and Counting is less than 100 pages and can be read in a little over an ... 20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D Smith
On 12/31 dmcclure wrote: Sometimes it is difficult to get interested in reading a novella. There is usually not enough meat to the story to get lost in the tale and fall in love with the characters. Kelly Long’s work is the exception. A Marriage of the Heart contains three novellas: “A Perfect Secret”, “Christmas ... A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long
On 12/21 dmcclure wrote: Honest, direct, genuine. Everything is not your average Christian how-to book. Mary Demuth lays out her heart: insecurities, failures, tragedies, trials and triumphs. In her easy to read style, Demuth shares Biblical truths mined from real life lessons the Lord has led her through. I found this book ... Everything: What you give and what you gain to become like Jesus, by Mary DeMuth
On 12/9 dmcclure wrote: This is the 3rd book in a series by this author. I didn’t realize that until I was about half way through the book. It didn’t matter; the story stood on its own. As a matter of fact, after reading this book I plan to pick up the first two in the series for my teen ... Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee
On 11/14 dmcclure wrote: I love the heroin, a sinful, independent woman with a past, willing to place her life in the hands of God and follow his lead. I enjoyed the warm way the hero won her heart with respect and compassion and devotion. A sweet Christ-like twist provides a unique forum to drive home the moral of ... A Path Toward Love
On 11/7 dmcclure wrote: Lovelier Than Daylight is a Christian romance novel set in 1875 in the middle of the Temperance movement in Westerville, Ohio. This unlikely love story comes with a timely message for Christians today. There is always a sin that our Christian culture would like to make more evil than others. The plain truth is that ... Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott
On 11/2 dmcclure wrote: Colorful and well developed characters bring this story to life. I fell in love with Brad and Darlene and my heart broke along with their troubles. As a mom of teenagers, the pain Grace and Skylar each experience cut through my own heart and drove me to try to understand my own kids better. The gift ... Need You Now by Beth Wiseman
On 9/29 dmcclure wrote: The pain of teenage pregnancy, abandonment and judgment are weaved into this heart-warming novel. Beth Wiseman creates a haven of unconditional love in Martha’s home, right in the midst of an Amish community. Though not Amish, Martha has been accepted and welcomed into Amish circles. That is until ... His Love Endures Forever by Beth Wiseman
On 9/7 dmcclure wrote: A thoroughly enjoyable read! I enjoyed traveling from an upper class women’s college to the poverty-stricken Niobrara region. After being jilted by an influential congressman, Sofia Makinoff, a sophisticated professor at a prominent women’s college, opts for the life of a missionary. She is sent ... Through Rushing Water, A thoroughly enjoyable read!
On 8/29 dmcclure wrote: From the first page, the reader is drawn into the fear, pride, rituals, and religious fervor of Canaan, three thousand years ago. A beautiful young Canaanite girl’s life is forever changed when she is rescued from a life of slavery by her own courage and a handsome young Israelite man, who shares the ... This Scarlet Cord; The Love Story of Rahab
On 8/26 dmcclure wrote: The Little Red Book of Wisdom sat on my shelf for over a year before I pulled it down and devoured it over a weekend. From the title and the cover I anticipated this book to be about wisdom in general life and did not anticipate the wisdom that applies to business. As a middle manager for a large corporation, ... Small but packs a punch.
On 6/15 dmcclure wrote: In “Doing Virtuous Business” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, the author suggests that business that are owned and operated with “spiritual capital” have a track record of success and better profits. Today I read headlines and hear news condemning profits in America’s largest ... Doing Virtuous Business: Book Review