Showing posts from August, 2018

"Finding the Love of Jesus: from Genesis to Revelation" by Elyse Fitzpatrick (book review)

  The past three years, my Sunday school class has been going over The Gospel Project. This is a curriculum that goes through the whole Bible showing how the gospel of Jesus Christ is intertwined within the whole story! My Bible study did the Angie Smith study "Seamless" last year. That study shows how the people, places, and promises of the Bible are sewn together into one overarching story (held together by Christ).  Needless to say, I was thrilled to read another book about Christ through the Bible: Elyse Fitzpatrick's "Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation."   image via Amazon Fitzpatrick took each section of the Bible - the Pentateuch, history, the Law, poetry and songs, Prophets, and the Gospel - to show how Christ's love (and Christ Himself) is found in each!! She takes readers through the story or book(s), then points out Christ. She explains where He is seen physically, in prophesy, and where the gospel story is sha

Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson (book review)

I took a chance on "Engraved on the Heart" by Tara Johnson . Romance novels are not my first pick of genre but I was intrigued by the portrayal of a character with epilepsy during the Civil War era. I was rewarded for my choice with terrific writing, likable characters, and a plot line that went beyond romance.  image via Amazon Johnson has a way with words that makes one forget that this is historical fiction. Nor does it fall into the category of cheesy Christian romance. The reader is drawn into the plot that intertwines Civil War Southern society with the suspense of the Underground Railroad, laced with a star-crossed lovers-type romance (but it doesn't make you roll your eyes because the characters are so well developed).  The aspect that drew me most to reading a book beyond my norm was the main character's epilepsy. To see this disorder (which plagues my own son) portrayed in this era broke my heart. That real people with this disease were forced t