Reviews by Mary Potter Kenyon
On 9/1 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: Excellent book by Jeff Goins, revealing that you don't have to choose between creativity and making a living. Loved his in-depth look at creatives like Jim Henson, C.S. Lewis, and Michealangelo. I learned that the "starving artist" is a myth, and sometimes it pays to break the rules and live outside ... Yes, you can make a living with your creativity
On 7/25 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: An incredible book, one I won't soon forget. My daughter lost her eight-year-old son to cancer the same year this author's eight-year-old daughter died. This was the perfect book to read right now. I'll admit to some anxiety as the four-year anniversary of his death approaches. I faced my grandson's ... Beautiful book!
On 5/21 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I might have picked up The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton just for the cover, and I’ll admit that had something to do with my choosing this book. The cover is lovely and the story-line appealing. Who hasn’t wished they’d gotten to know a grandmother or other relative better, before it was too late? When ... Lovely cover, great Saturday afternoon read
On 4/14 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I remembered why I don’t read Amish stories anymore; the format and plot line was too predictable. Still, Written in Love, by Kathleen Fuller, was a sweet story and I did enjoy it. Of course, as an avid letter-writer, the penpal relationship intrigued me. I will read the next book in the series, but ... Sweet book
On 3/25 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I'm not sure what I was expecting, except perhaps coming from Thomas Nelson,something a little more religious, and a little less with a sci-fi feel to it. I didn't care for the "magic" aspect, or the personification of death. The bullying scenes were difficult for me to read. Not my taste, but excellent ... Not sure what I expected, but not this...
On 3/6 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: “Nothing feels blessed about being broken. In fact, certain circumstances in life hurt so intensely that we think we will never heal. But blessing can come in the wake of our being broken. And this blessing is richest when we not only let ourselves fully experience the brokenness but also wrestle with ... Powerful message~
On 2/20 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: Her writing style is so beautiful, so why couldn't I finish this book? She only gave glimpses into why she and her husband ended up selling their country home and moving to a place they felt God calling them to. The explanation isn't there. Instead platitudes and Bible verses thrown out, without any ... lovely writing style, but leaves much to be desired
On 12/18 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I was introduced to Joni’s writing as a newlywed in June 1979. My husband and I often visited a Christian bookstore in Cedar Falls, where we attended college. One of the first books I picked up was the story of the accident that left her a quadriplegic, her Joni: An Unforgettable Story. The beauty ... Give God His Glory!
On 12/3 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: Wonderful Bible with devotionals that are timely and pertinent to today's woman. Would make a great gift for your female friends, sisters, or a Bible study group. I enjoyed the devotionals. The NIV Bible for Women will help grow your relationship with God as you spend time in his Word. “Reflect” questions ... lovely Bible!
On 9/1 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I was eager to review the NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, Love, by Zondervan, for two reasons: #1) I’d previously written devotions for a Zondervan Bible, The Hope in the Mourning Bible, and have a particular fondness for their topical Bibles. #2) I have a 12-year-old daughter who ... Book Review: NIV Bible for Teen Girls
On 8/11 Mary Potter Kenyon wrote: I chose The Miracle in the Middle: Finding God's Voice in the Void, because I hoped it would shed more light on the concept of listening to God. So, yes, I had high expectations for this book, perhaps too high. The book began with a car trip example, and boy, could I identify. As the mother of eight ... Not enough miracle