Category: Church development

Book Review: The Journey by Melanie Dobson

The Journey by Melanie DobsonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Westward Ho!I love pioneer stories that are real, well researched, well written, and a love for God at every turn. Thanks for being real, but also being hopeful. Are we calling Historical Fiction Romance?… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Journey by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: The Christmas Bride by Melanie Dobson

The Christmas Bride by Melanie DobsonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Our God is awesome At first, distracted and put off by the behavior and rules of their church, I continually found God working and answering as the main couple began their outreach to… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Christmas Bride by Melanie Dobson”

Daily Service: We are all the body of Christ

Second in a series – You need a Church I had another conversation recently with a Realtor at a house I was appraising.  We started talking about cancer being cancer whether it’s in the mouth, breast, bladder, colon, lung, etc.  I told her the… Continue Reading “Daily Service: We are all the body of Christ”

Daily Service: You need a church home

If I’m going to barbecue (stateside style not local), I get a bag of charcoal, make a pile in the middle of the barbecue, and light it up. I do that so all the coals work together to make the heat. What happens when… Continue Reading “Daily Service: You need a church home”

Book Review: The Imposter by Melanie Dobson

The Imposter by Melanie DobsonKindleMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Historically accurate and well rendered. Melanie has a talent for fleshing out historical scenes with fictional but believable characters. I enjoyed a look at the divide between English loyalists and independence seekers. View all… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Imposter by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: Stealthy steps by Vikki Kestell

Stealthy Steps by Vikki KestellKindleMy rating: 1 of 5 stars Huh?? I like all of the other series that the author did, but I have been struggling to get through this book for over 6 months. Not recommended unless you like sci-fi thrillers. View… Continue Reading “Book Review: Stealthy steps by Vikki Kestell”

Book Review: The Masquerade by Melanie Dobson

The Masquerade by Melanie Dobson My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle Unlimited golden age intrigue Set in Michigan, the summer location for Chicago socialites, the industrial revolution is in the past and the age of innovation after the Chicago Worlds Fair is retooling industrial… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Masquerade by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: The Runaway by Melanie Dobson

The Runaway by Melanie Dobson My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindle This was a wonderful story with history, romance, God, and responsibility all wrapped in a great tale of the Underground Railroad and the Quakers in America. I was intrigued as well as blessed… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Runaway by Melanie Dobson”

Book Review: My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt Dobson

AudibleMy Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love by Amanda Barratt My rating: 5 of 5 stars A singularly stirring rendition of the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Maria is a young acquaintance of Pastor Bonhoeffer and falls in love with… Continue Reading “Book Review: My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt Dobson”

Book Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson

The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson My rating: 5 of 5 starsKindleHumbled I am As a person with some Jewish heritage, I always find stories surrounding the Holocaust appealing. Add God’s grace and the history of Nuremberg and White Supremacy and this makes for… Continue Reading “Book Review: The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson”