The Hope of Azure Springs – Book Review

In the midst of all our movie release craziness, it's so relaxing to be able to take a break and read a good book. The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham was a great choice. I always enjoy books set in the late 1800's. At first glance, this one looks like a western romance,…

Born to Wander – Book Review

Born to Wander book review

The past month or so has been crazy busy in the Wilharm home as all our attention has been focused on the Summer of '67 theatrical release. We were carried over another week, so we're still in the midst of that, but as things slow down just the tiniest, I'm squeezing in a book review…

Bible Force – Review and Recommendation

Guest blog by Brittany Herd.  Bible Force: The First Heroes Bible is a beautiful new comic book Bible. It is organized by stories and covers events ranging from "God Creates The World" to "The Holy City" in Revelation. It also features seven full color maps. The stories are told with speech bubbles that are essentially…

I Can Only Imagine Study Guide – Review and Recommendation

Guest review by Clay Herd. I Can Only Imagine is a movie that carries with it a powerful message of redemption and salvation. Now the themes of this movie can be brought to your congregation, your household, or just yourself for a powerful dive into the gospels of Jesus Christ. I want to begin with…

CSB Study Bible For Women – Book Review and Highest Recommendation

I love Bibles, especially study Bibles, so I was excited to get an invitation to review the CSB Study Bible For Women. It is now my new favorite Bible. First, the Bible is beautiful. The cover is a lovely textured fabric in turquoise and cream with gold text. It just feels quality. As soon as…

Fanning the Flame – Book Review

In a survey by expastors.com last year, 71% of ministers said they had gone through spiritual burnout. When I got the invitation to review Fanning the Flame, a book about ministry burnout, I naturally sent it to my pastor son-in-law to review. Here's Clay Herd's guest review.   Fanning the Flame is a book about just what it’s…

A Royal Dance – With Author Linda Fergerson

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Linda Fergerson at NRB 2018

Authors are always told to write what they know. That can be challenging for writers to create fictional stories based on their own experiences, but Linda Fergerson accomplishes it in a unique way. She's written a novel based on her story of abuse, but based in the biblical world. She explained about the inspiration and…

Shirley Mitchell – Author and Talk Show Host

Sharon Wilharm interviews author Shirley Mitchell at NRB 2018

Shirley Mitchell is seventy plus years old and going strong with her Aging Outside the Box movement.  She was at NRB Convention promoting and signing her books in the expo hall, but I was able to squeeze in an interview where we talked about Fabulous After Fifty, Sensational After 60, and Radiant After 70.  Each…

What If You Could? – Book Review and Author Interview

Sharon Wilharm interviews Jackelyn Viera Iloff at NRB 2018

I came home from NRB Convention our first night, dead tired, but eager to start reading through the stack of books written by the many authors that we'd met that day. At the top of that stack was What If You Could? Find Faith in the Face of Fear by Jackelyn Viera Iloff.  It was…

Shaped Notes – Book Review and Author Interview

NRB convention Sharon Wilharm and Larnelle Harris

I grew up listening to Larnelle Harris, so I was excited when I found out about his new memoir co-written with Christine Schaub. Shaped Notes is the story of how ordinary people in Larnelle's life influenced him and helped shape him into who he is. In the book he reveals painful incidents from his past…