I love a good book – whether that book makes you laugh, cry, refreshes your soul, dances with your imagination, or teaches you a history lesson. Books are just the bees knees. And you guessed it, my favorite place to dig in to a good story is on my porch. The books I review here are all books that I would recommend to a friend, and that means I give them anywhere from three to five stars. Whether you like to buy your books new or used, read on a Kindle or other e-reader, or simply like the feel of turning actual pages, I invite you to have a seat on our virtual porch and pick up a good read. I'd love to hear what you're reading, too!
Oh my stars am I ever in love with the grit, wit, and wisdom of 10-year-old Gracie Lee. Set in the sweltering heat of an Arkansas delta summer, we are invited to come along for the ride as Gracie Lee navigates the beauty and the brutality of the hard truths that life has dealt her, and in some ways the truths and the questions that are in all of us. ... Keep reading.
Filled with engaging, uplifting, and at times gut wrenching stories of men and women coming out of gang life and into the fullness of seeing their own value and divinity, Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit Priest affectionately known as Father G, reaches straight into the heart of our shared humanity. He deftly weaves his personal observations and experiences with lessons that we can all take to heart. ... Keep reading.