Illustrating the change of seasons, Gal’s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of spring—with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course.
Roper’s biography, distinguished by the excellence of its writing and research, is the beginning of wisdom in all things Reformation, anti-Roman and, alas, proto-Hitlerite. Rarely has a church reformer presented such a dubious side.
At a moment when we are preoccupied with migration, it offers a sympathetic perspective on the difficulties of adjusting to life in a new place over two generations.
Miller’s book is a lively and accessible blend of pop culture and science in which a Dire Straits encore explains the Drake Equation, the platypus introduces evolution...Pop science readers will have fun with this energetic look at the hunt for alien life.
...its unapologetic emphasis on Western philosophy (to the neglect of philosophies stemming from other worldviews) limits it from being truly universal in scope. However, what the book diligently provides is an intellectual history of neo-paganism...
Some may take issue with Tebow's simplistic affirmations of faith (including seeing God in coincidence); others will see them as the book's greatest strength. All readers will be won over by Tebow's dedication and perseverance, and admire him for staying true to service-oriented Christianity through a quite unconventional life.
Some characters are frustrating with their inability to see the big picture, but in the end, this is significant to real-life growth and change.
Egan also counsels that things are never as they appear, that there are layers to every decision, good and bad. As the title suggests, this is not just a book about dying. It’s one that will inspire readers to make the most of every day.
For dedicated readers with the patience for philosophy and oblique reasoning, the work offers intriguing insights into how we might understand art and religion as two modes of the same creative impulse.
His book is a fascinating, measured assessment of phenomena more often exploited for sensationalism.
There isn’t much literature on the Enneagram, with little for curious evangelical Christians. Cron and Stabile’s approach is likely to appeal particularly to thoughtful younger Christians.
His advice boils down to being conscientious about your thoughts so you can live a happy, productive life in God’s grace; don’t wake up wondering what kind of day it is going to be, decide! Osteen writes in this uplifting call to action that, one way or another, you are going to become what you think.
Though almost every Christian Sunday school puts on a Christmas pageant, there are few picture books that cover this annual holiday event, especially titles accessible to preschoolers. Children preparing to be in a pageant will enjoy this, as will Engelbreit’s many adult fans.
Readers who are open to these teachings and wonder why people do what they do will have their questions answered many times over.
On the whole, however, MacDonald's faux memoir is not nearly funny enough to justify the reader's time.
So many things are right in this novel that I wished — almost angrily — that a few things had been bette...And the ending struck me as contrived. But then, I could say the same about “Jane Eyre,” which I love. The bottom line: Read it.
Written in a blog-like style, the book will help inspire those who find their lives turned upside down to pay closer attention to their current circumstances and open their hearts to change. In doing so, Martin writes, they may find a more meaningful purpose in life.
At a time when people feel compelled to revel in and share their excesses—and Gordon does share a few of his—it’s refreshing to find a story in which the search for meaning trumps the search for mischief.
This sparkling, wise, and immediately useful gift to readers from two remarkable spiritual masters offers hope that joy is possible for everyone even in the most difficult circumstances, and describes a clear path for attaining it.
The novel is not without flaws—slow pacing, overuse of colloquialism, odd leaps back to the early days—but it remains endearing and entertaining to the end.