Wild Hope (2 books and 3 e-books to be won)

2016-07-15T14:15:54+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Books & Reading, Overcoming, Perseverance, Seasons of Life, Testimony, Video, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , |

Carol makes you feel as though you are on the journey with her I'd been keen to meet Carol Alexander for a while. She'd been writing some of the most popular posts on the Beauty for Ashes blog, in spite of the fact that she's a very busy woman. She's a preacher, she's a college [...]

A Heart for Orphans

2016-08-07T22:55:21+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

I’m not sure what sparked the idea to write a story involving orphans when asked to contribute a novella for the SPLASH! boxed set with eight other international authors. Perhaps it was because my mother was an orphan. At the tender age of eight, she lost her father. Because they were a family of eleven [...]

Resurrection Year by Sheridan Voysey

2016-08-07T18:41:30+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, Overcoming, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , |

I can't remember how I came upon Resurrection Year by Sheridan Voysey in early 2014. It was not available in South Africa at the time, and I downloaded a sample onto my Kindle out of idle curiosity. I love to read and I love memoirs, so why not give it a try? The blurb for [...]

Helsinki Sunrise (book review)

2017-01-08T13:06:08+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Helsinki Sunrise, a Passport to Romance, blog tour follows on from the second author interview yesterday with Shirley Corder in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Review of Helsinski Sunrise by Aldyth Thomson Today I’ll be reviewing Marion Ueckermann’s debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, a fun romance set in Finland. This charming Christian love story with feisty heroine, [...]

Thin Places: A Memoir by Mary DeMuth (book review)

2016-07-12T13:55:27+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

This is honestly one of the most beautifully written books we have read for a long time. Mary was sexually abused and neglected as a child. This is the wonderful story of God's restoration and redemption of the 'thin places' of her life. Mary was interviewed about her story and about this book on The [...]

Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (book review)

2017-01-08T13:20:00+00:00 March 24th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, In the Media, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2nPMBA_rgM The Book of Ruth set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion Do you remember that when Liz Curtis Higgs was with us in South Africa in May 2009 she spoke on the Book of Ruth?  Well, while she was with us, she was busy writing Here Burns My Candle, a novel set in [...]

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