Christian Literature

The Reading Club Book #2: NOT BY SIGHT by Jon Bloom

After the successful first book discussion last December, we were eager to start our second book which was John Piper's Desiring God. It turned out, though, that the book was very hard to chew and digest so we were constrained to drop it after one chapter (ooops, sorry Mr. Piper) and select a new, simpler one which turned out to be Jon Bloom's Not By Sight. This is by no means a complaint on the first book. Personally, I would love to finish the book but at my own pace and time. It's a gem to read and John Piper writes with strong passion and intellect but I need more time to contemplate the t...
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The Reading Club Book #1: CUPIDITY by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

Over a month ago, several friends and I decided to organize a book club and for our first read-along, we had chosen to read Cupidity: 50 Stupid Things People Do For Love (and how to avoid them) by Hayley and Michael DiMarco. This was already a reread on my part, having read the book a couple of years back, but this time, I was tasked to moderate our group read. Our online/Facebook discussion was really fun and interesting considering that ours was a very eclectic group: single, married, in a relationship, were in a relationship, and we were discussing a relationship book. To wrap up our discu...
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THE QUESTION THAT NEVER GOES AWAY | Philip Yancey

As I am writing this post, I am also watching a TV special on the 1st anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which ravaged the country on exactly this same day last year. Videos of that tragic day were shown again and my heart is crushed each time I see people crying about their losses and traumatic experiences. There was the man who was able to save a co-worker from being washed away by the flood but lost his 3 children. Another man was shown carrying his dead daughter on his arms. A woman was crying and pleading for help from relatives who might get to watch the video. Footage caught durin...
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THE ATONEMENT CHILD/Francine Rivers

Dynah Carey has her life going smooth-sailing for her -- doting and supportive parents, a handsome and intelligent fiance, good grades in a cozy Christian college, a part-time job that she loves -- until she is raped one night while walking home from work. In an instant, her seemingly perfect life is shattered into pieces. She gets pregnant, her fiance becomes distant, she is kicked out from school, and she is facing the dilemma of whether to keep or get rid of the baby. It's been a while since I've read Christian literature, and this book by one of my favorite Christian fiction authors has b...
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REDEEMING LOVE/Francine Rivers

I just noticed, while preparing to write this sort-of-review, that the last three books I’ve read, including this one, were all by my favorite authors – The Oath by Frank Peretti and The Good Guy by Dean Koontz. Isn’t that cool? J Francine Rivers is another author-love when it comes to Christian fiction, and I so terribly love the Mark of the Lion Trilogy, I want to name my daughter Hadassah someday. Haha. I am partial to Christian literature, so if I were to rank these three favorite authors, the top spot will be a toss up between Peretti and Rivers. If Peretti is king when it comes to C...
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