Monday, March 15, 2010
It used to be when I thought of a memoir, I associated the genre with someone in his later years with a lifetime of hard living under his belt. Not any more. In Thin Places, Mary E. DeMuth movingly shares how she has lived through hurts, disappointments, and violations, and yet still manages to see how God worked in and through all these events to bring her into a deeper, closer relationship with Him. Mary's ultimate realization that she lives in the midst of holy moments seen more clearly in retrospect helps us as readers see that God is always working in our lives, too.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (February 1, 2010)
Mary E. Demuth's Blog
Saturday, March 13, 2010
When I began reading Trouble with Treasure, it felt like I had gone back in time to the age of 11 or 12 and living an adventure in the Old West. Susan K. Marlow writes about the escapades of Andrea Carter (Andi) and how trust and teamwork work together. Young readers will absorb the customs of the 1880's, new terms, and laugh at Andi's antics, all the while learning the importance of strong family ties and the value of friendship. Andi's Christian faith remains strong in the face of adversity, but author Susan Marlow never preaches at her readers. Fun book! I recommend it along with the other books in the series.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (January 18, 2010)
Visit Susan K. Marlow's website: Circle C Adventures
ADDED BONUS: A free study guide with activities like discussion questions, maps, crafts, crossword puzzle, and even a recipe for Rattlesnake Chili! Click HERE.