The Book Shelf: Open-Door Living by Jen Schmidt

For those, like me, who are terrified of what hospitality has become in the age of Pinterest and 24/7 home and garden television, Jen Schmidt's Open-Door Living is a breath of fresh air, showing how to make things comfortable and cozy for guests without losing your mind or spending a lot of money. The book… Continue reading The Book Shelf: Open-Door Living by Jen Schmidt

The Bookshelf: I Want to Live These Days with You

I Want to Live These Days with You: A Year of Daily Devotions by Dietrich Bonhoeffer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Good Introduction The daily readings in this year-long devotional form a good introduction to the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The writings are classic and well-suited to the different seasons of the year, but… Continue reading The Bookshelf: I Want to Live These Days with You

The Bookshelf: Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church

Put aside for a moment the arguments over the style of music in churches. Why do we sing in the first place? Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty guide the reader in an exploration of this question in Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church, a short book that incorporates Scripture with personal experience and the… Continue reading The Bookshelf: Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church

On the bookshelf: Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma

It’s been difficult to write a review of Pursuing Justice. It’s not that I don’t want to write a review. It’s just that I don’t know where to start. So let’s start with this. There’s a very real chance that this book will turn your ideas about justice upside down by setting things right. Ken… Continue reading On the bookshelf: Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma