"Gilliam is an engaging writer who knows how to move his story along. Young entrepreneurs and business owners, especially of the Christian faith, will enjoy the ride and learn from Gilliam’s rise to greatness."
"Her most amusing essays are observations from her own life as wife, mother, and sometimes stand-up comedienne and actress, which lead to bits on everything from her mean second grade teacher to cute kid stories to acting mishaps. After she scores a wrinkle cream commercial, she notes, 'Apparently, they felt my wrinkles were up to snuff…'”
"A skillfully written, inspiring story of spiritual growth that recalls the writings of Anne Lamott, with its openness about the raw vulnerabilities of motherhood and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love with its honest and searing search for a higher purpose in life."
"The author invites readers to participate in thought experiments meant to provoke deep analysis of the human condition and the universe itself. The author’s style is idiosyncratic, and he has a tendency to ramble. Unfortunately, Mentis Ludos too often insults the intelligence of the very readers it might hope to attract."
"The book feels more like a collection of thoughts than a work of clearly defined theses...Conservative thinkers will sympathize much with Paul, but the book needs more editorial shaping before it can reach its widest audience."
"Although exuberant in its presentation, Eternal Ways lacks a central thesis or organizing principle connecting one chapter to the next...In all, Etoori delivers a fine effort—his exposition is inspiring as is his intent to help everyday people—but the book needs reshaping editorially in order to reach a general market."
"This book is a provocative look at how religious thought is molded by cultural norms and will help many people understand the subtle and not so subtle ways Christianity is developing in the Far East."
"Such diversity of thought makes for difficult reading simply because there is so much to digest. Moreover, the book needs copyediting to catch punctuation problems and word misusages."
"The author offers a jumble of ideas in his book, that seem more like repetitious ramblings than useful counsel. Despite a few illuminating moments, it's a challenging read overall. While the author may feel he has unlocked valuable wisdom in his own head, he has failed to focus his ideas. His thoughts don’t translate well to the written page."
"This book explores Nua's personal experience with enlightenment and offers suggestions for readers hoping to be similarly awakened. This book is more spirit than material, and some may feel that the author hasn’t delivered enough substance to enable them to grasp his ideas. Fans of new age writing may find comfort and inspiration."
"Johnson shares his parents’ courtship letters. Ultimately, the book feels disjointed. Historical tidbits help anchor the story in time, but his interspersed comments about his parents feel random. Given the jumble of ideas presented, readers are on their own to decide what to take away from the experience."
"The Healing of a Broken Spirit has its limitations, but Fayette uses gentle persuasion, inspirational language and personal examples to help others and, in so doing, may increase her reading and listening audience."
Josephine Garner successfully transports readers to the 1950s when interracial relationships were against the law in many states. Garner offers vivid descriptions of life in the mid-1950s, and skillfully portrays the confining nature of women’s roles back then. Although a sequel, this book stands squarely on its own merit.
"This cleverly written romance follows Molly and Phil on their sometimes hilarious, often touching misadventures, as they navigate the tricky waters of love, relationships, and friendship surrounded by a cast of unique characters. A richly constructed story makes this book a great read for any romance fan."
"Longworth offers a series of essays that highlight her mental and spiritual growth from a young girl dreaming of marriage to a wife and mother past childbearing years searching for a deeper understanding of her relationship with God. The book is in need of editing to excise overused phrases, condense some ideas, correct improper word choices."
"A Cluster of Cancers delivers a quick read filled with sound advice for those coping with cancer. While the information doesn’t break new ground, it provides a nice summary of current thinking on how to tackle the difficult task of coping with cancer."
"In Mindfulness, Lopez set out to create a recipe for a rich and flavorful life. It’s a culmination of all the self-care and spiritual teachings of the past, simply explained and tied together with language that is beautifully poetic at times."
"Michaels produced this book after 13 years of commitment to the practice. His writing flows effortlessly, punctuated with intelligence and humor...The result is an important contribution to the rank of spiritual memoirs, especially those concerning yoga practice."
"Pitts aims to provide a means of exploring the Bible and of receiving Holy Spirit-given revelations similar to those she has experienced... Christians looking for something unusual to stimulate their devotional time might enjoy this second offering of Holy Spirit Mystifying Scriptures."