Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome back! Christian writing is a new category for the Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards and not one that everyone will be that interested in. It does, however, make up a not insignificant portion of my reading and it's one of the categories that I really did make an effort to continue to… Continue reading Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Book Review: Prayer by Philip Yancey

Prayer - Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2007) I’ve read several books by Philip Yancey now and I keep coming back to his work because I truly appreciate his honesty, humility, and willingness to admit what he doesn’t know. In this book Yancey tackles the subject of prayer. (Probably could have guessed that.) What is prayer? Why… Continue reading Book Review: Prayer by Philip Yancey

What I Read – October 2020

Read: Mother Mother - Jessica O'Dwyer (Apprentice House Press, 2020) The Bird King - G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press, 2019) The Party Upstairs - Lee Conell (Penguin Press, 2020) Bunny - Mona Awad (Hamish Hamilton, 2019) It Would Be Night in Caracas - Karina Sainz Borgo (translated from the Spanish by Elizabeth Bryer) (HarperVia, 2019)… Continue reading What I Read – October 2020

What I Read – September 2016

Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (Harper Collins, 2016) Rumours of Another World - Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2004) Commonwealth - Ann Patchett (Harper, 2016) Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Perennial, 2012) Currently Reading: Prayer - Timothy Keller The Trees - Ali Shaw

What I Read – August 2016

The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney (Harper Avenue, 2016) The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (Back Bay Books, 2013) Today Will Be Different - Maria Semple (Little Brown, 2016) Currently Reading: Rumours of Another World - Philip Yancey The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

What I Read – July 2016

Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates (Vintage Contemporaries, 2008) A Tangled Web - L.M. Montgomery (Bantam Books, 1989) The Painted Kiss - Elizabeth Hickey (Atria Books, 2005) The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Elizabeth Pantley (McGraw Hill, 2005) Six Walks in the Fictional Wood - Umberto Eco (Harvard University Press, 1994) The Vegetarian… Continue reading What I Read – July 2016

Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

Grace is a small word with a big meaning. It deserves to have an entire book devoted to the subject (or multiple books) and Yancey is an excellent choice to tackle the subject. He delves deeply into grace here. What is it? What does the Bible say about it? Why is it important? And what… Continue reading Book Review: What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

What I Read – September 2015

Here's what I read this month. Reviews are up or coming. 1. Beijing Confidential - Jan Wong (Doubleday Canada, 2007) My review is here. 2. The Curse of the Viking Grave - Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1966) Read my review here. 3. What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey (Zondervan Publishing House, 1997) 4. The… Continue reading What I Read – September 2015

Book Review – Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey

"I am trying to remain open to new realities, not blaming God when my expectations go unmet but trusting Him to lead me through failures toward renewal and growth." What I appreciate most when it comes to Philip Yancey's writing is his honesty. I think he's a wise man but he never pretends to have… Continue reading Book Review – Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey

Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

I can distinctly recall the picture on the front of the Vancouver Sun. It was a computer-generated idea of what Jesus might have looked like. The man was neither greatly attractive or unattractive. He was an ordinary, Arab-looking man. He had dark skin, dark hair, and dark brown eyes. He looked nothing like the pale,… Continue reading Book Review – The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey