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Faithful Sparrow | Author Christine M. Chappell

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan | #bookschristineread

Have you ever heard of an allegory? I haven’t, until this book was delivered courtesy of my much beloved Amazon Prime free two-day shipping. Reading Pilgrim’s Progress couldn’t have been more timely for me, as I could relate to the struggles depicted in the story, finding comfort, solace, and encouragement between its pages. Author John Bunyan adeptly puts […]

Dear Year-Ago Me, It’s Worse, Yet So Much Better

Dear Year-Ago Me, I know you are dealing with a lot and things feel so chaotic right now. Dealing with these circumstances was not part of your plan, but it’s the hand you’ve been given to play. True, you’ve struggled with this hopelessness many times before, but I know this round is different altogether. It’s […]
Faithful Sparrow | Author Christine M. Chappell | C.S. Lewis | The Great Divorce | Book Review

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis | #bookschristineread

It may come as some surprise that this is only my second time through one of Mr. Lewis’ highly acclaimed classics; the first journey having been in the pages of A Grief Observed. Although the two titles vary in category (the fiction of this recent read versus the non-fiction of the latter), the brilliance of Lewis’ […]
Side by Side by Edward T. Welch | #bookschristineread | Christine M. Chappell | Faithful Sparrow | Book Review

Side by Side by Edward T. Welch | #bookschristineread

“Practical Guidance for Loving Others Well” I eyeballed this book for some time online before I finally pulled the trigger (or should I say, clicked the mouse) to purchase it. I’m certainly glad I did not let it fall off my radar. Fitting this book into your reading schedule this coming New Year will certainly be a […]
Life Together | Dietrich Bonoeffer | Christine M. Chappell | Book Review | Faithful Sparrow

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer | #bookschristineread

A classic exploration of Christian community, indeed. If you are currently in the process of learning to be a disciple-maker or are presently being discipled, I would highly recommend this book to reinforce what you are learning about the importance of growing alongside a body of Jesus-followers. Merely interested in learning why being actively connected […]

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

If you’re like me, you are probably-right this moment-facing a situation of conflict, change or uncertainty and have no clue what should be done about it. Though I have grown used to these sorts of dilemmas over the past few years, I continue to fight for solutions and quick-fixes, leaving me hopeless and frustrated. It’s […]

Bonding Over Books: Happiness by Randy Alcorn

Interested in joining us on a trip through Randy Alcorn’s newest release, Happiness? Here are a few simple steps to get started: 1.) Buy the book (click here for link to amazon). 2.) Join the Facebook Group “Coffee Chats | Bonding Over Books” (click here for link to group page). 3. ) Finish reading the book by […]
Timothy Keller on Counterfeit Gods

Video: Counterfeit Gods with Timothy Keller

What thing, if you lost it, could almost mean that you would lose the will to live? What thing, if you lost it, could mean that almost all significance and value would be drained out of your life? Whatever that thing is… the bible calls it an ‘idol’. Timothy Keller makes an excellent introduction to the topic […]