Letter to My Daughter

July 15th, 2014 Posted in Book Corner | 2 Comments »

The world knew Maya Angelou as a poet but in her heart, she was a teacher. She was quoted as saying, “I teach all the time, as you do and as all of you do—whether we know it or not, whether we take responsibility for it or not.” Maya attributed part of her success to a traumatic childhood that lead to her not talking for six years. When she finally did speak, she had a lot to say. She’s was an actress, singer, dancer, poet, mother, civil rights advocate, motivational speaker, and teacher. Over the years, she has written more than 30 books, including children’s books and cookbooks, and she taught at Wake Forest for 32 years. Although she had one son, she wrote a book, Letter to My Daughter, recalling her mother’s advice, humorous stories, and giving advice freely to her thousands of daughters around the world. Through her books, she freely speaks honestly and openly to everyone with a firm belief in God and family.

Submitted by Karen Andrews, karen.andrews@transplace.com.

Is Your Lord Large Enough?

May 15th, 2011 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

Is Your Lord Large Enough? How C.S. Lewis Expands Our View of God by Peter J. Schakel. Through many of Lewis’ thoughts and writings, he challenges our perceptions of God and encourages us to let God be God, rather than trying to make him fit in the box of our own image of him.

Soul Craving

October 1st, 2009 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Joel Warne. Soul Craving is a great book to help you encourage your soul in the Lord. If you need to take a break from your busyness and remind yourself how to enjoy being with God, this book will be like taking a spiritual bubble bath, complete with candles and chocolate. It can help you discover or rediscover intimacy with God, which is the true craving of our souls. More information is available at www.wellspringliferesources.com.

Journal Keeping, Writing for Spiritual Growth

December 4th, 2008 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Luann Budd. This is the best book on journaling I’ve read. It inspired me to pick up my pen again. Topics include Ordinary Things, Discovery Journaling, Drawing from Another’s Well, Dialogue Journaling with Scriptures and When We Can’t. Go to www.newim.org for more details and how to order.

Heart Hunger, Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Cindi McMenamin. This book talks to women about their deep emotional needs and how to develop a relationship with Christ who can fill them.

Mary of Magdala

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Margaret George. This is a powerful, fictionalized account of Mary’s life, from childhood to old age. I enjoyed getting insight into what it might have been like to be possessed by demons, healed, disowned by family and friends, and to be a disciple of Jesus.

Knowing God

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By J. I. Packer (Intervarsity Press). Do you know God or do you just know about him? This is a great book to help you get to know God better (with the exception of one chapter which I found a bit on the legalistic side).

His Word in My Heart

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Janet Pope (Moody). Scripture memorization – something we often feel we don’t have time to do. Or we think it’s just for kids. Janet Pope shows how it is a vital part of the Christian’s inner life, and how easy it can be. Once you read her book and try memorizing (whole books at a time!), you will want to make it part of your daily life for the rest of your life.

Divine Conspiracy

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Dallas Willard (Harper). This is a must-read, but not an easy read. Richard Foster, in the foreword, says the book is comprehensive, accessible, has great depth of insight and is written with great warmth. Willard helps us understand the meaning and purpose of human existence. A study guide is also available, written by Jan Johnson, Keith Matthews and Dallas Willard.

Hearing God, Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

December 4th, 2007 Posted in Book Corner | No Comments »

By Dallas Willard. This is a great book about having a two way relationship with God. About half way through, I realized I will need to read it again, and practice some of the journaling methods I learned in Luann Budd’s book for the second reading. Dallas Willard offers very down to earth observations and wisdom that every Christian needs to understand.