Archive | December, 2019

The Nutcracker

In the words of Maurice Sendak, “Who in the world needs another Nutcracker?” And you certainly don’t need me to review this timeless story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. But in the spirit of the season, I want to honor the brilliant artist Maurice Sendak’s rendition of this classic tale. This isn’t a book review, but just […]

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Books That Build Community

For over a hundred years, Mel Trotter Ministries—a Christian-based ministry and shelter in West Michigan—has grown their mission to end homelessness one life at a time. As part of their numerous outreach programs they also host ninety-day devotional studies and provide books to those attending programs at Mel Trotter Ministries or seeking needed services and […]

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The Breathing Book

“Throughout time the process of breathing was always considered inseparable from our health, consciousness, and spirit, and it is only recently that we have reduced breathing to a more respiratory exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen.” What happened? The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi answers the question of how we have evolved to take our […]

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Discipline Equals Freedom

If you’re a person who struggles with discipline, like I do, then this book is for you. Talk about putting things in perspective. Here’s the narrative of a former Navy Seal who relied on discipline as the foundation of survival. Think about it. His dedication to honing discipline was the force behind becoming part of […]

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