Reviews by Melinda
On 5/20 Melinda wrote: We all have basic, soul-deep needs, but too often we look for fulfillment in the wrong places, from the wrong sources. Using her own experiences and the Biblical story of David, Sheila Walsh illustrates how our desires are based in our need for God.In the wake of a childhood tragedy, and adolescent cruelty, ... The Longing in Me by Sheila Walsh
On 5/9 Melinda wrote: If you go through something that tests every ounce of your faith, how does it feel when it comes back with a blazing ferocity and pain beyond your ability to imagine even at the worst of your first go-round? In the 1960s and ’70s, Ken Mansfield led what some would call a charmed life, among the beautiful ... From shallow celebrity to the depth of God's love in the midst of suffering
On 2/6 Melinda wrote: We’re all looking for something when we come to Jesus. The women who came to Him when He walked on earth were no different. From our 21st-century perspective, it can be difficult to understand His interactions with them. Without an understanding of the culture, and in-depth Scripture study, we may ... Unexpected Love: God’s Heart Revealed in Jesus’ Conversations with Women by Julie Zine Coleman
On 1/12 Melinda wrote: The Voice New Testament is meant to “uniquely [represent] collaboration among scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other artists” – experts in the original Greek and writers familiar with today’s English. Based on “A Word from Ecclesia Bible Society,” this translation is geared ... The Voice New Testament: Revised and Updated
On 1/23 Melinda wrote: This is the story of Ally Green and the people from whom she is divided by circumstances and choices, but to whom she is also bound. The stories of Ally, Sunila, and Vesey affirm the truth that although circumstances can limit our choices in life, they don’t eliminate them. We are always free to choose ... Christian fiction?
On 1/4 Melinda wrote: If the story of your life was made into a movie, would it be one that would be worth watching? What would it take to make it compelling enough you would want it shared, bigger than life, with the world? Part of Don Miller's life, as described in his previous book Blue Like Jazz, was considered worthy ... Well-Written Disappointment