Category: Non-Fiction

Showcase: Pistols and Petticoats by Erika Janik

Showcase: Pistols and Petticoats by Erika Janik

A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years

In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn’t the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement’s most visible voice.

Police work from its very beginning was considered a male domain, far too dangerous and rough for a respectable woman to even contemplate doing, much less take on as a profession…






Guest Review: The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw by Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy

Guest Review: The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw by Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy

As a Christian who attended a secular school, The University of Kansas, I wish I had read this book sooner. Nothing I encountered on campus was sufficient to undermine my faith, but I often didn’t know how to answer the accusations atheists threw out, as if they were reading from a predetermined list. I never thought about how to dismantle an atheist’s position. That’s where Norman Geisler and Daniel McCoy’s book, The Atheist Fatal Flaw, could have changed my experience.






Posted December 9, 2014 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, Reading, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
Guest Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

Guest Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

In the introduction to his book, The Pastor’s Kid, Barnabas Piper writes two things that capture The Pastor’s Kid. First Piper describes the three objectives of his book: Give voice to PKs and their challenges, speak to pastors about how they can help their kids, and write to the church about how to “ease the burden of the pastor and his family” (p. 17).






Posted December 2, 2014 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, Reading, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
True Tuesday Showcase: Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

True Tuesday Showcase: Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Next Friday, November 22, 2013, marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was a defining moment in our nation’s history and a day that will be much discussed over the next two weeks on television, in newspapers and across dinner tables everywhere.

Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, has spent a lot of time since its release last year on the New York Times Bestseller List and it is this week’s True Tuesday Showcase.






Posted November 12, 2013 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
True Tuesday Showcase: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

True Tuesday Showcase: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai made international headlines for standing up to the Taliban for her right to an education. At just 16 years old, she is an inspiration for women around the world and someone young girls can look up to as a positive role model. Her autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is this week’s True Tuesday Showcase.

Who are some other positive role models you can recommend for young girls? Please share with us in the comments.






Posted October 22, 2013 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
True Tuesday Showcase: Run, Brother, Run by David Berg

True Tuesday Showcase: Run, Brother, Run by David Berg

Last week we started a new feature called True Tuesday Showcase and y’all seemed to like it, so we’ll continue with that theme. This week, we’re highlighting Run, Brother, Run: A Memoir of Murder in My Family by David Berg.

A searing family memoir of a tempestuous Texas boyhood that led to the vicious murder of the author’s brother. As William Faulkner said, “The past is not dead, it’s not even past.” This observation seems especially true in matters of family, when the fury between generations is often never resolved and instead secretly carried, a wound that cannot heal.






Posted October 15, 2013 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
True Tuesday Showcase: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

True Tuesday Showcase: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

So, I think we’re going to start a new weekly feature on Tuesdays showcasing books that are based on a true story. What do you think?

Let’s start with this week’s new release MY STORY by Eliabeth Smart with Chris Stewart. For months, Elizabeth’s kidnapping dominated the news, but this is really the first time we get to read her story in her own words.






Posted October 8, 2013 by Kimberly in Non-Fiction, True Tuesday / 0 Comments
Celiac Awareness Month: Gluten-Free Resources and Cookbooks

Celiac Awareness Month: Gluten-Free Resources and Cookbooks

Today’s guest post is by my good friend Betsy Ramirez, M.Ed., RD, from Supermarket Nutrition 411.

An estimated 3 million Americans have Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition that damages the villi of the small intestine which inhibits nutrient absorption that can cause a myriad of problems, not limited to migraines, thyroid disease and more. The Celiac Disease Foundation reports 95% of CD is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. A strict gluten free diet is the main treatment. Finding the right resources is extremely important in maintaining health.






Posted May 25, 2012 by Kimberly in Cookbooks, Non-Fiction / 0 Comments