Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles – Review

Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being YouFit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles – publication date September 1st, 2018 by RowePub. In this intimate memoir, first-prize fitness competitor and personal trainer Valeria Teles invite you to reflect on the idea that joy is an ever-present choice.
From a young age, Valeria yearned for a life that would bring her joy. She hoped to find it in relationships and a successful career, but neither brought a genuine smile to her face. She then discovered fitness, which became her escape—keeping her even further from the truth, until she could no longer live without joy. Continue reading

God’s Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and Encouragement by Patricia A. Miller and Rachel Gorman – Review

God's Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and EncouragementGod’s Wisdom for Women: Topical Scripture and Encouragement by Patricia A. Miller and Rachel Gorman was published on October 17th, 2017 by Baker Books and is an inspirational, spiral-bound book. Many people believe that the Bible has answers and encouragement for our lives–our questions, struggles, heartaches, and joys. But most people don’t know where to find the answers within the pages of Scripture. People need a tether to Scripture and a map for journeying deeper and learning more from the Bible.  Continue reading

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counter Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson – Review

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counter Intuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson was published September 13th, 2016 by HarperOne and is a self-help, motivational and inspirational book. In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. Continue reading

A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier with foreword by James Denison – Book Review

34020323A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier with foreword by James Denison was published on August 1st 2017 by Baker Books. It can seem like all you ever hear these days is bad news. Yet in the midst of contentious political posturing and stories of communities in trouble are stories of love, reconciliation, and restoration. Through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, and flying mostly under the national news radar, Christian business leaders are bringing hope to blighted urban communities in our greatest cities. A Disruptive Generosity shares their inspiring stories.  Continue reading

The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others by Alisa Keeton – Book Review

33107257The Wellness Revelation: Lose What Weighs You Down So You Can Love God, Yourself, and Others by Alisa Keeton has an expected publication: August 8th 2017 by Tyndale Momentum. What would it take for you to make a change? Weight loss can sometimes be a very self-focused endeavor. Maybe you have struggled with your weight your entire life, riding a constant roller coaster of numbers that go up and down. Or maybe you are finding yourself more stressed out by the world and all its demands. Perhaps you just don’t feel as well in your body as you do in your spirit. Continue reading