April's Picks

April's Reading Style:

I read for pleasure, for knowledge and for children's reader's advisory.  Non-fiction books usually include titles that give me tangible, practical ways to strengthen my Christian faith.  Fiction and juvenile titles are often ones I find after browsing www.goodreads.com or  www.readbrightly.com.

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The edge of anything

The edge of anything

Carpenter, Nora, author
2020

"Len is a loner teen photographer haunted by a past that's stagnated her work and left her terrified she's losing her mind. Sage is a high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons. But both Len and Sage are keeping secrets that, left hidden, could cost them everything, maybe even their lives."-- Provided by publisher.

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Get out of your head : stop the spiral of toxic thoughts

Get out of your head : stop the spiral of toxic thoughts

Allen, Jennie, author
2020

Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen hears all the time from women who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In her search for a solution, she's learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it's crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to be victims of toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. In this book Jennie draws on biblical truth and recent discoveries in neuroscience to show exactly how we can fight the enemies of the mind with the truth of who God is and who He calls us to be.

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The island of sea women

The island of sea women

See, Lisa, author
2019


The night diary

The night diary

Hiranandani, Veera, author
2018


Praying women : how to pray when you don't know what to say

Praying women : how to pray when you don't know what to say

Walsh, Sheila, 1956- author
2020

"Bestselling author and speaker invites women to experience the incredible power of prayer through ongoing conversation with God, inspiring them to develop a lifestyle of prayer that will change their hearts-and the world"-- Provided by publisher.

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