Here are some bite-sized reviews or previews of books that our team has recently taken a look at:
My (Jennifer’s) husband is a huge sports nut. Right now he’s all about football — college football, professional football — and he even tried to talk our daughter into going to a high school football game with him. A Sportscaster’s Guide to Watching Football is a neat little book that not only gives insight into the hows and whys of the game, but what might interest women even more — some behind-the-scenes personal interest stories from the author Mark Oristano’s life as a sports broadcaster.
Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor is the first major biography of noted Southern author Flannery O’Connor. Author Brad Gooch looks beyond the talent and delves into the relationships and convictions that made O’Connor tick.
I’m Too Young to Be This Old takes a light, fun approach to dealing with issues we face as we near middle age. Among the topics Poppy Smith tackles: changes in health & appearance, erratic emotions, wondering if the best of life is over, and relationships with aging parents. Full of wit and wisdom, Smith teaches readers how to thrive (rather than just survive) getting older.
From the back cover of Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You: Nothing beats the satisfaction of coming to the end of the day and feeling it was a successful one. Well-managed time makes that possible. It reduces stress, helps you accomplish more in less time, and, most importantly, gives you greater freedom to enjoy doing what you love. This book shows you how to make it all happen. Professional Organizer Sandra Felton & Time Management Expert Marsha Sims have teamed up to write a book that teaches both time management and organizational skills to those who find themselves at the end of each day, wondering where the time went.
Looking to fulfill God’s plan for your family? Mission Minded Family, The: Releasing Your Family to God’s Destiny provides practical advice and encouragement to inspire families to reach beyond their own home and to reach the world for Christ. Author Ann Dunagan includes activities and resources to help families grow their passion for missions while strengthening family bonds.
In Living for Jesus Beyond the Spiritual High, author Greg Speck discusses a common problem many Christians face – how to come back to reality after an exciting conference or missions trip. Can we sustain the spiritual highs we experience during those set-apart times? Speck challenges believers to change their thinking and praying, and to move forward in their relationship with Christ in their day-to-day living.