Reviews by Thrifty Christy
On 4/27 Thrifty Christy wrote: I signed up to review this book because it made me think of one of my friends, and I decided I'd like to give it to her as a gift once I was done reviewing it. Unfortunately for her, this book won't be leaving my house, because it's THAT good. I'll just have to buy her a copy of her own. :) I was unfamiliar ... Meant to give as a gift...but couldn't let it leave my house!
On 4/23 Thrifty Christy wrote: Generally, I am more of a fiction reader; my husband is the nonfiction reader in our family, and I selected this book because I thought it might be something good to read together. American Phoenix is written in a narrative style, and I found it to be easy and enjoyable to read! Cook does a great job ... Great story for both nonfiction and fiction fans
On 4/10 Thrifty Christy wrote: loved this book! I wasn't sure I would, because I have a terrible habit of judging a book by its cover, and this cover looks a little clip-arty. However, MacPherson is a delightful writer and I found this book to be very helpful for me as a mom whose daughter who just started elementary school this year. ... Excellent parenting guide! Don't judge this book by its cover.
On 3/26 Thrifty Christy wrote: Let's be honest: I am a sucker for the genre of books that can be easily identified by the prevalence of covers with women in beautiful ball gowns. Most of the Christian historical fiction books I like sport this kind of cover. I think, for me, it may have all started with She Walks in Beauty, by Siri ... Great Christian historical fiction for a beach read
On 3/12 Thrifty Christy wrote: I read Kyle Idleman's last book, not a fan, at the recommendation of a friend, and was impressed by it. Idleman is one of the pastors at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, and while my husband and I lived in Louisville for grad school & seminary I was able to attend Southeast Christian for ... It's hard to describe what makes this book so interesting, but it is.
On 2/22 Thrifty Christy wrote: I first heard about the book Unglued, by Lysa TerKeurst (the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries) when a friend was raving about it on Facebook. She called it "life-changing." I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about Unglued, but, as of today I have not read it; I have a hold on it at our local ... Solid devotional, but a lot like other things I've already read
On 2/12 Thrifty Christy wrote: Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. He is a somewhat controversial character, mainly because he kind of takes on a stereotypical "Manly-man" persona (with a capitol M) within the evangelical Christian community. I have no problem with him or his theological views, but ... If you like Mark Driscoll (or have no opinion) you'll like this book.
On 12/28 Thrifty Christy wrote: This book plays off the book The Love Dare, which is referenced in the movie Fireproof; The Love Dare and The Respect Dare both outline a series of steps individuals can take to strengthen their marriages. Yes, yes, if you're a frequently sarcastic person you might find it all a bit kitschy, but really, ... Fun, challenging tasks wives can do to show more respect to their husbands
On 11/2 Thrifty Christy wrote: I love historical fiction, and this book does not disappoint. The characters and plot are nice, and great for a light read, but the setting is fantastic! I loved learning about Rhodes in 227 B.C. and about the Colossus of Rhodes, the giant statue that overshadows the island. It's obvious the author has ... Historical fiction that does not disappoint. The setting is fantastic!
On 10/17 Thrifty Christy wrote: I was first introduced to G.K. Chesterton my my husband, the theology geek, and I’ve gotten his input for this review. Chesterton has been very important in the lives of many influential people, from C.S. Lewis to John Piper (who in this article says Chesterton’s Orthodoxy is the only book he’s ... Chesterton is a treasure trove of orthodox belief, wit, and insight
On 8/27 Thrifty Christy wrote: I've read the story of Rahab and the fall of the walls of Jericho many times in my life, but recently my interest in that particular story was piqued after reading Francine Rivers' AMAZING A Lineage of Grace. When you read fictional accounts of true-life Bible stories you have to be careful that you ... Well written and enjoyable....with one troubling inacuracy