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Why I decided to become a Christian Book Blogger--macythoughts blog post

Why I decided to be a Christian Book Blogger

It was the summer before I headed off for my first year at college. On the surface, everything looked fine, like a placid sea. I was a soon-to-be college freshman at UC Davis. My days of sleep deprivation and mental breakdowns over college applications and AP classes were officially over. Seeing as how I didn’t need to fulfill a checklist of summer homework as in years past, there would be no surge of guilt from lazing around.

Beneath those calm, lulling waves of summer bliss was a deep undercurrent of spiritual turmoil. Something occurred in April of that year that left me in a massive heap of confusion…

A Voice in the Wind Book Review on

A Voice in the Wind Book Review

Title: A Voice in the Wind Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Christian Ficiton Pages: 496 Intro and Characters in A Voice in the Wind The book opens with the ruthless destruction of Jerusalem from the perspective of a young Christian Jewess, Hadassah, decades after Christ walked the earth. Through the introduction of the its central characters, it slowly winds …

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Why are Character Arcs so Darn Important

Why are Character Arcs so Darn Important?

Character arcs. Every writer bite their nails over these. Readers too, though for you guys, you probably don’t bite your nails, pull on your hair, and pace your rooms for nearly as many hours as writers do over character arcs.

Before we dive into why character arcs are important, we need to answer what exactly is a character arc? Most people understand it to be an internal change a character undergoes: the farm boy turned hero, the pauper turned princess, the arrogant king humbled. I’d argue that, that’s a much too simplified…

10 children's poem to Enjoy with Your Kids

10 Short Children’s Poems to Enjoy with your Kids

I grew up absolutely adoring poetry. Some of my fondest memories include browsing through Caroline Kennedy’s A Family of Poems  late into the night till my head began to nod and my eyes drooped. As a kid there was just something about short children’s poems about peculiar adults and their peculiar problems or a little wagon overlooking …

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5 Nonfiction Christian Books for your Reading List

Today, I’m going to share with you 5 Christian nonfiction books I’ve recently added to my ever-lengthening “to-be-read” list.

Gloss over them, and let me know in the comments which ones you’re going to add to your TBR. Have you read any already? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga A Review

This post may contain affiliate links for products and services I recommend. If you make a purchase through these links, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission. Title: Nervous Conditions Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga (first black female Zimbabwean author to publish in English) Genre: Coming of Age Pages: 204 An Overview …

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Isaiah Bible Verses about The Kingdom of Heaven

I’ve been winding through the book of Isaiah for the past two months. For me and for many Christians, Isaiah can seem rather daunting due to its length (a whopping 66 chapters!) and convoluted content. Despite its many themes, complicated historical context, and intra-scripture references, one prominent idea that peppers the entire book is the …

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