How our stories begin.
It was June of 2015 and I was on a road trip to Minnesota with my family - a 20+ hour drive. About 8 hours in, I found myself with nothing left to do but sit and stare out the window at the endless windmills and green hills of Illinois. Finally, I decided to pick up a kindle and try out a book.
I read that novel and two others over the drive, and from then on I was hooked. That was a year ago, and since then I've read over 150 books. I'm not hesitant to admit that they've changed my thoughts as well as my entire life.
So here I am. But why? There are so many book review blogs, why another? That's what I thought, too. But look around you. How many of those blogs review books with a Christian basis? How many 'content' review blogs are out there? Next to none. I saw that as a problem.
That's what this blog is for. We're here to offer you a clean set of enjoyable reads that have enlightened and inspired my daily walk with Christ, even if they're fiction, and even if they're classics. Christian literature doesn't have to be confined to daily devotionals, but can spread into many genres.
I doubt that it was “a dark and stormy night” when I first discovered my love of reading, but it was surely one of the most fruitful moments of my life. In the roughly fourteen years since I fell in love with literature, I’ve scanned, devoured, inhaled, or digested around 5,000 books.
Books have changed me by inspiring me, informing me, challenging me, and transforming me. Good books, especially ones that are written by skilled Christian authors, have helped me grow as a person, and provided guidance and strength in my Christian journey.
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s been hard for me to find them. There’s been many a book that I’ve picked up that simply wasn’t appropriate. Most of them I stopped reading, but some of them I didn’t put down, either out of the hope that they’d improve, or because the book was just so good that it felt impossible to part with.
I don’t want for you to have that problem. My hope is that this site will provide a stream of wonderful books for you to choose from. These books will hopefully impact you as wonderfully as they have impacted me.