Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

Book Reviews


Fiction

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Spare Room by Helen Garner

The Narnia Chronicles by CS Lewis

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Family Life

Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph

How to Really Love your Child by Ross Campbell
How to Really Love your Teenager by Ross Campbell

Disciplines of a Godly Family by Barbara Hughes

Christian books and resources

Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
Trusting God: Even when Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

The Institutes (Book One) by John Calvin

A Call to Spiritual Reformation by Don Carson

A Gospel Pageant: A Reader's Guide to the Book of Revelation by Allan Chapple

Lord, Have Mercy by Amy Edwards

Suffering Well by Paul Grimmond

Be Still My Soul edited by Nancy Guthrie
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus edited by Nancy Guthrie
Holding onto Hope: A Pathway Through Suffering to the Heart of God by Nancy Guthrie
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross edited by Nancy Guthrie
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go edited by Nancy Guthrie

One to One Bible Reading by David Helm

Shoot Me First by Grant Lock

18 Words: The Most Important Words You Will Ever Know by JI Packer
A Grief Sanctified: Love, Loss and Hope in the Life of Richard Baxter by JI Packer
Knowing God by JI Packer

My Seventh Monsoon by Naomi Reed
No Ordinary View by Naomi Reed

Feminine Threads by Diana Lynn Severance

Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley

God's Good Design: What the Bible Really Says About Men and Women by Claire Smith

Other non-fiction

For the Love of Letters: the Joy of Slow Communication by John O'Connell

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn

Land's Edge by Tim Winton