Up in Smoke – Book Review and Recommendation

This June I'll be teaching screenwriting at the Kentucky Christian Writer's Conference. As a result, I've had the pleasure of getting to know Hannah R. Conway, the faculty chairman of the conference. We were recently chatting, and she mentioned the need for more reviews. I quickly volunteered to review Up in Smoke, and I'm so…

Be the Hands and Feet – Book Review

I remember the first time I watched Butterfly Circus with Nick Vujicic in the leading role. I was fascinated, trying to figure out they just happened to have a script for a limbless man and was able to find an actor that fit the role. Little did I know until years later that Nick was…

Out of the Ashes – Book Review

I've always enjoyed reading books from the early 1900's, but Out of the Ashes is the first contemporary novel I've read that takes place in the 1920's. Authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse engage readers on a journey from post-war France to New York to Alaska as we follow along with a host of characters.…

HIStory in 30 Days – Book Review

After years of filmmaking and blogging, I'm slowly returning to my first loves of writing and speaking. After speaking about Lottie Moon at church this past Christmas, I remembered how much I enjoy research. I've began work on a new book about women from the Bible. I'm loving studying the Bible more in depth, so…

Book Review – A Prairie Girl’s Faith

Laura Ingalls Wilder holds a dear spot in my heart. As a child I read her books and watched Little House on the Prairie each week on tv.  I connected with Laura's character, and since Melissa Gilbert is my age, I felt like we grew up together. Many years later, I discovered that Laura and Almanzo…

Book Review – 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids

365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids book review

These past two months have been busy with requests to review books and movies, but as a former children's church director, I always enjoy checking out children's products. 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids is written as a devotional journal for children on their own, but would also make a great resource for children's teachers…

She Reads Truth – Bible Review and Recommendation

She Reads Truth Bible

If you're looking for a Bible for yourself or for a woman in your life, you're in for a treat! I always enjoy receiving new products to review, but I've got to say, when the She Reads Truth Bible arrived in the mail, I could tell, this was going to be more special than my…

Live SoulFull – Review

Live SoulFull music video

As a member of a husband-wife creative duo, I always love seeing other couples serving together. Scott and Ginger Tabot have found a  creative way to combine their talents. Live SoulFull is a music-driven Bible study with Scott providing the study material and Ginger providing music that enriches the teaching. Together they've created a multisensory…

Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids – Book Review

Jesus Always

Guest blog by Brittany Herd. Jesus Always: 365 Devotions For Kids is an adaption by Tama Fortner based upon the book by Sarah Young of the same title. Young is also the author of the bestseller Jesus Calling. First Impressions: The book features a gorgeous purple hard cover. The binding is great, in that it…

Let the Little Children Come Evangelism Tools – Review and Recommendation

Many years ago, before I was a filmmaker, I was a children's ministry director.  I taught children's church every Sunday for almost five years, and was always on the lookout for ways to share the plan of salvation in ways that children could understand. I would have appreciated these animated tracts by Let the Little…