Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What It Taught Me about What's Worth Fighting for by Michelle Rigby Assad Michelle was a typical Southern girl until her high school sweetheart's heritage led her to  visit and study the Middle East. When other jobs don't work out, she applies for the CIA. Eventually, both Michelle…

Fire Road Review

When I choose books to review from Tyndale, I prioritize biographies. I have many goals for the books I chose for myself and my children and biographies meet several at once. I love to read about Christian heroes, people who encourage me to live a life of faith and hope in God in spite of hardship.…

Loving Luther Review

Loving Luther by Allison Pittman About 500 hundred years ago, Katharina Von Bora snuck out of a convent with the help of Martin Luther. Two years later, they married. Apparently, even my husband and sister didn't know this story, even though I think it's one of the best adventures in Christian history! Loving Luther is a…

Walking on Water Review

Walking on Water: REFLECTIONS ON FAITH AND ART by Madeleine L’Engle Even more than Anne of Green Gables or Little Women, A Wrinkle in Time storyformed my life and character. As a young girl with a mathematical mind, Meg became my heroine, the character in books that actually resembled me. As much as I wanted to be like…

Almost There Review

Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move I've lived some aspects of this book, and I enjoyed considering the parts that were radically different from my own story. After moving to A&M, I moved to Oklahoma thinking that I was training to move overseas, but ended up moving back to College…

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? Review

Do Baby Bears Have Mommies? by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley, illustrated by Ailie Busby. I read this book to Zuzu (8), Eliza (6), and Miri (4). Zuzu, my science enthusiast, was clearly not the intended audience for this book. Eliza enjoyed it, but Miri loved it! She said that it's like The Big Picture Story…

Can I Really Know Jesus? Review

Knowing Jesus is like no other relationship you’ve ever experienced. Cheerful artwork with a modern whimsical style wraps around honest, easy-to-understand answers to your toughest questions about the Savior, his invitation to salvation, and the assurance that God really does hear our prayers. Can I Really Know Jesus? will inspire and offer comfort as you…

Simply Calligraphy: A Review

Simply Calligraphy by Judy Detrick As I’ve been teaching Zuzu how to write her letters, I realized that D’Nealian is very similar to the italics used for calligraphy. I’ve wanted to brush up on the calligraphy I learned in elementary and from my mother in junior high so I can embellish plain note cards with…