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Book Review: Soul's Gate

By James L. Rubart - Review by Donna Totey

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”  - Galatians 5:1 One of the main characters, Reece Roth, learned long ago how to enter another person’s soul with God’s help.  He also had a prophecy from God about four people who would someday be able to do the same and help set people free.  But after tragedy struck, Reece withdrew for many years and never found the others.  When God urges him to work towards fulfilling the prophecy, the four are ... Read More

Book Synopsis: Soul's Gate

by James L. Rubart

“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.” What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future. Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away ... Read More

Book Review: If Paul Were a Cyclist

by Charles Matthew Irving

Charles Irving’s If Paul Were A Cyclist is the incredible journey of Charles Matthew, a man who lives in a historic hotel with a charming tea room.  His close friend Estelle stops by daily, and gives Charles Matthew both companionship and life lessons through teachings in the Bible.  She house sits for him while he takes long bicycle rides, and it is on these rides that Charles Matthew’s tale really unfolds. He meets several people on his bike rides, and each one touches his life in some way.  In turn, he touches theirs through his kindness, faith, or simple presence, ... Read More

Book Synopsis: If Paul Were a Cyclist

by Charles Matthew Irving

"The poignant story of one mans ride in faith" So many hunger in so many ways for the connection with God. What it truly is and means despite our shortcomings. How do we know if and when we are truly connected, especially in our darkest times? All of us ask these questions despite our prayers and sitting in church on Sundays. The answer is this; you live the connection with your life, and you will "Know beyond all knowing" when you're connected and when you're not. Come ride with a someone who found his way back home. A deeply moving ... Read More

Book Review: Moving From Judgment

by Joseph and Brenda Rinehart, Review by Donna Totey

Who among us hasn’t looked at someone else and judged them?  Say you’re in a grocery store and see a mom harshly reprimand her child.  Or you’re in traffic and someone pulls out in front of you, causing you to slam on your brakes.  Or you see someone sitting in church and they’re wearing tattered jeans and kind of smell funny.  We get frustrated or superior or disgusted or even pious.  I know I’ve been there.  But sometimes we don’t even know we’re doing it.  The Rineharts talk about why we do this and how to move past it in ... Read More

Book Synopsis: Moving From Judgment

by Joseph and Brenda Rinehart

It is so easy to judge another person’s motives, in essence to judge their heart, without ever considering their journey. If we are honest, all of us would admit to having some type of personal bias, and sometimes, whether we intend to or not, that bias turns to judgment. Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of someone passing judgment on you? Most people have, but everyone has also judged someone else. So how do you balance compassion and conformity or empathy and complacency? Moving From Judgment: How to Have an Open Heart in a Closed World offers a practical ... Read More

Book Review: The Shack

by William P. Young, Review by Donna Totey

I must be one of the last people to read The Shack.  Written in 2007 by William Paul Young, this book quickly swept across the country and has on the New York Times Bestseller List for well over two years.  Since being published, over 10 million copies have been printed.  And now I see why. The Shack is the story of Mackenzie Allen Phillip, better known as Mac, and the process he went through after the abduction and murder of his youngest daughter, Missy.  Unable to successfully deal with her death, years later Mac is still going through what he ... Read More

Book Synopsis: The Shack

by William P. Young

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant “The ... Read More

Book Review: Book of Days

by James L. Rubardt, Review by Donna Totey

“… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being.” —Psalm 139:16 Do you know anyone who is struggling with the existence of God?  Anyone who believes that He exists but doesn’t know what to do with that knowledge?  They have a lot in common with Cameron Vaux, the central character in Book of Days by James L. Rubart. After his father dies from apparent Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife dies in a plane accident, Cameron starts to find that some of his memories are slipping away and he fears ... Read More

Book Synopsis: Book of Days

by Jame L. Rubart

“… in Your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being.” —Psalm 139:16 Young Cameron Vaux’s mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his dad predicted they would. Memories he knows he has to remember. His father tells Cameron that to save his mind he must find “the book with all days in it” —the past and future record of every soul on earth. When an obscure clue leads Cameron to a small central Oregon town, he meets enigmatic ... Read More
  • So, Whose Job Is It?

    Are you a "highlighter?" What I mean is, when you read, do you read interactively like I do with a pen and a highlighter, making notes in the margins and dog-earing pages to go back to? I think I get this from my mom. My favorite part of borrowing books from her is her notes in the margins. Sometimes, I feel like God is a "highlighter" too. Read More

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