Praying to Change Lives

Few Christians would disagree with praying, yet it is something that many feel unqualified to do. Sometimes the results are disappointing, and prayer loses its luster. In Praying to Change Lives, Jody Brolsma shares how prayer isn’t some art that takes years of practice before you reach a level at which God will listen, but […]

Excellent Engineering

Kids need ways to express creativity, and building projects let them do that while they learn about engineering principles. In Excellent Engineering, Rob Beattie and Sam Peet share 35 projects for children to build from things that are either already on hand or easy to get. There is a variety of projects to choose from, […]

The Art of Visual Notetaking

Visual notetaking may bring to mind adding doodles in the margins, but it is much more than that. Visual notes help people to clearly understand what has been written down. People worldwide understand pictures, so visual notetaking clarifies what may be a big block of text that people don’t want to sit there and read […]

Rubber Band Engineer

When you see a rubber band, you almost always start thinking of uses for it. Sure, you could just wrap it around a stack of papers to hold them together, but shooting it across the room is much more fun. However, you could try bigger projects, and really stretch the uses of rubber bands. In […]

Kids Say the Wisest Things

Oftentimes, adults think that we are here to teach kids, and that we know what they need to know. However, there are times that we can learn from kids as they have a different outlook on what goes on. When it comes to God and the Bible, we adults need to remember that we don’t […]

102 Fascinating Bible Studies on the New Testament

This book takes a different course on its Bible studies. Each topic begins with a brief overview and then moves onto questions about the topic. However, instead of giving answers, it tells where you can read about it in the Bible. I like it when you need to have your Bible open when you’re doing […]


After someone stalked and attacked Denilyn, it hurt her marriage, emotions, and faith. Now, she has worked through it, or thought she has. Soon, the events begin again, and she has to come to grips with something she has been trying to avoid in Ginny L. Yttrup’s Convergence. I wasn’t sure what to expect from […]

American Omens

Americans are being subtly influenced by the technology they’ve grown to trust. A band of people led by a mysterious man sets out to reveal the conspiracy of a secret group to control the American people. In American Omens, Travis Thrasher weaves a story that, while being fiction, seems like it could become reality. The […]

Layout Essentials

Slapping some words and pictures on a page and calling it done rarely works. Planning for the design helps keep the final result readable and organized. In Layout Essentials, Beth Tondreau shares 100 ways to use grids in designs. The book is full of practical tips to use to make sure people can understand what […]

Last Call America

America has come under martial law, with the government doing whatever it wants to, all in the name of supposedly doing what is best for the people. Two sisters, Rebecca and Christina, have been secretly living outside of the rules. They join a small band of people that fight to take America back in Debra […]