Book Reviews

The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee

Five Stars

I bought this book at a local writers conference for Christian authors. I’ve read several books about happiness in the past year. But, I liked the approach this book takes in matching our sense of intrinsic happiness with our personal style and by exchange how we can understand one another better through seeing someone else’s personal style. This book also gives a Christian viewpoint for a mainstream topic trend that I appreciated.

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Five Stars

The Call of the Wild by Jack London calls to me every time I read it.  Seeing life through the eyes of animals has always intrigued me, and understanding Buck’s perspective is truly an analysis of human nature at its best and worst. This story inspired me to write my own literary short story based about a cat that will appear in an anthology next year. It is a story to learn from both for its characters and for its writing excellence.

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Four Stars

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes is an unfolding of perception through the main character over a span of decades. It’s one of the books that makes the reader wonder what in life has been misconstrued as fact within a particular person’s fiction. I caution readers about the first part since it contains self-involved, explicit inferences. Otherwise, I found it to be quite readable and an intriguing analysis of human perception.

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Experiencing God by Henry and Richard Blackaby with Claude King

Five Stars

If you need a new Bible study to begin 2019, I highly recommend Experiencing God. Although this Bible study is designed to be done five days a week, it could easily be stretched throughout the year by doing one lesson per week. It is a fully-comprehensive study about how to love God through seven realities and extending that love to others through all facets of life. I also did this study along with Seven Realities for Experiencing God.  This is a wonderful study to do with a small group with short daily lessons and a brief Bible study focused on the life of Moses. Don’t miss out on experiencing God in a deeper way in the coming year.