Hope for a Hopeless World

In the world of missions, Katie Davis Majors’ work inspires and challenges. I mean: Who couldn’t help but adore a young woman who moves to Africa, cares for orphans, and adopts thirteen girls?
Majors’ life is not all sunshine and roses–as well might be expected, considering not only the challenges of intercultural living but also of the disease- and addiction-ridden place where Majors ministers. So what keeps this passionate woman going?
Hope.
It’s not about perfection.
It’s not dependent on circumstances.
Hope is something that binds our hearts to the work of God and gives us vision to look ahead to the fulfillment of His design and purpose and Word.
In her book, Daring to Hope, Katie Davis Majors explores and meditates on the surety of our hope. I recommend her book to anyone who wants–no, who needs–a clearer sight of God’s work and purposes.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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Alexander Hamilton

When your nephew gobbles up graphic novels but asks frequently during history class “When will this be over?”, what do you turn to? Why, Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of a Founding Father, of course! This book caught my eye during a recent book review opportunity, and, when I opened its pages, I wasn’t disappointed. The graphics are beautifully rendered, and the text holds a bit of historical twang to it.

One interesting bit of the book surprised me: In the prologue, the author goes through an explanation of the ideas behind “The Divine Right of Kings.” As a Christian, I found this explanation and philosophy both intriguing and disturbing. I’m not quite sure if my ten-year-old nephew will understand, which makes me wonder which age group is the intended audience for this book. If this is the only part at which a preteen has difficulty, however, I would say he/she would be doing pretty well overall.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

What every girl wants

What every girl wants–no, what she needs–is to know that she is valued, adored, and precious. Little girls long to be princesses and to be beautiful. College-aged girls seek for meaning and value. As a married woman, I bask in the moments when my husband lavishes praise or words of encouragement on me.

Who better to communicate love and value to a woman than God, her Creator? In the book He Calls You Beautiful, the author delves into the Song of Songs and explores its meaning as a romantic love epic between Jesus and the Church (His Bride).

I encourage all women to bask in the love of Christ, and what better place to start than in the Song of Songs or with this book?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.