Review: Parenting With Love & Logic [4★]

Parenting is a weighty and difficult thing, as education consultant Jim Fay and psychiatrist Foster Cline know well. There are numerous different approaches, none of which provide a guaranteed outcome. The best one however, according to Fay and Cline, is one that teaches children responsibility through making choices and reaping the consequences of those choices […]

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Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [4★]

In the famous memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou–singer, author, poet, and civil-rights activist–chronicles her life from birth to age seventeen. Her story is tragic and heartbreaking and full of injustices, yet it sings with hope and life from start to finish.  Maya’s life began with poverty and hardship in southern […]

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Review: Women of the Word [5★]

Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word equips ordinary women to study the Bible deeply, interpret it soundly, and apply it personally. The principles Wilkin shares may initially sound lofty, perhaps a little too theologically dense to some readers, but she breaks them down into plain, bite-size segments that are easy to digest.  Wilkin’s desire, as […]

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Review: J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings 2★

Michael Coren’s J.R.R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings is a no-fuss, cursory overview of the life of the legendary author. Coren’s slim volume is to-the-point, undramatic, and plain… perhaps to a fault. The biography, though educational, reads only a little better than a lengthy encyclopedia entry.  However, like an encyclopedia […]

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