Book Review : Threads of Hope Knots of Pain

Book Review : Threads of Hope Knots of Pain

Threads of Hope, Knots of Pain is Kathryn Yaxley’s memoir of the difficult years when she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a young adult. However, it’s more than just a memoir. Recently Kathryn journalled about this period of her life and prayed that...
Book Review : My Dream Time

Book Review : My Dream Time

I enjoyed reading, My Dream Time, by Ash Barty. The book is a memoir of Ash’s journey in and out of professional tennis. I have followed Ash’s career so I was concerned that I might find it a rehash of what I already knew, however, this wasn’t the case. I appreciated...
Book Review : Living with a wild God

Book Review : Living with a wild God

Living with a Wild God : a nonbeliever’s search for the truth about everything is Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir about her growing spiritual awareness. However, by the end of the book, despite some mystical experiences, she is still a confirmed atheist, so the book’s...
Book Review : The happiest man on earth

Book Review : The happiest man on earth

Eddie Jaku was a Jew born in Germany in 1920. He lived to 101 years old and died in Sydney. He survived the Holocaust. His story is remarkable and in the first two-thirds of the book, he describes his experiences during World War 2. He nearly died on many occasions,...
Book Review : Traveling Mercies

Book Review : Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies is a series of essays by Anne Lamott about faith and life which are autobiographical and roughly in chronological order. She writes in an easy to read, down to earth manner that is warm and engaging. She writes honestly, personally, with...
Book Review : Scary Close

Book Review : Scary Close

Scary Close is a memoir by Donald Miller about his experience of dating his now-wife. He writes honestly about how he grew as a person after he realized he had to change and face his issues with intimacy if he was ever going to develop a long-term relationship with a...
Book Review : Wild in the Hollow

Book Review : Wild in the Hollow

Reading, Wild in the Hollow by Amber Haines was a roller coaster experience. The book begins with Amber’s idyllic childhood but is followed by her troubled adolescence, which is surprising. Children don’t generally form unhealthy relationships when they grow up in a...
Book Reflection & Quotes : A Grief Observed

Book Reflection & Quotes : A Grief Observed

I recently reviewed, A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (click here). Now I’d like to share some quotes. I particularly like the fourth one about the dentist. We don’t hesitate to take ourselves or our children to the dentist, even though we know it will be...