On My Bookshelf: Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr.

As a native Georgian and a huge fan the Atlanta Braves, I am very familiar with the name Ernie Johnson (both Jr. and Sr.). The voices of Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray, and Pete van Wieren crackling through the AM Radio were the soundtrack to some of my favorite childhood memories. I grew up a … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Where Hope Prevails

I love historical fiction, I am a fan of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, and I have read several books in the Canadian West series by Janette Oke. Therefore Where Hope Prevails, the third book in the Return to the Canadian West series, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan piqued my … Read more…

The Beauty of Books

I love books! I always have. From the time I could put sounds together to make words, I have been a reader. I love a good fiction book that can take you to another place in the world or another place in time. I also love to read biographies and read about history. I love … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times’ best-selling author of 25 novels. Most Wanted is the first Lisa Scottoline book I have read. Apparently, I have been missing out. But I will definitely be reading her again. Next on my list is Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?, which Scottoline co-authored with her daughter, … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Curious Faith by Logan Wolfram

Curious Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the God of Possibility, is a truly inspiring book. Author Logan Wolfram is heartfelt, raw, and honest as she details her path to a curious faith. Logan explores how we can lose our sense of wonder and curiosity within our faith. Whether it is lost in the mundane or in … Read more…

Practicing Grateful Parenting

When Kristen Welch posted on her blog We Are THAT Family that she was forming a launch team for her new book Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, I was all over it. As a teacher and a mother, I see the ugly entitlement monster rear its ugly head often. This book seemed to … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: The Road to Becoming and For the Love

My original plan for November was to give away a book a week every Wednesday. Well, my plan did not pan out. Life happened. After a very emotional and stressful mid-November, I decided to take Thanksgiving week totally off. I enjoyed time with family and tried to ignore the outside world. However, it bothered me … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine

November is book review month at An Ordinary View! Today I am kicking off a series of posts about the books in which I have been a part of the launch team. Also, each review will have a GIVEAWAY for that book! First up is Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine which launched yesterday. There are … Read more…

What I am Reading – For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

For the love of Jen Hatmaker, I don’t even know where to begin in writing a review for her new book. If you are a woman – or a man (shout out to the #bandoffour, the four men on the launch team) – at any stage in life, this is the book for you. In … Read more…

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