Monday, 24 August 2015


Little free library

Having been entirely captivated by the phenomena of
little library book exchanges
popping up at the rate of baby rabbits on my local landscape,
I am taking first steps to creating one of my own.
[little library not little rabbit!]
As I've considered the value and impact of this project,
I've also wondered if other book lovers [and bloggers] might be interested in joining me...
For those who might be asking, what is a free little library...?
The brain child of 2 american fellas in 2009.
Read all about the Little Free Library history HERE
Their mission?  From the website -
"To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. There are over 30,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, bringing curbside literacy home and sharing over 1 million books annually.
As book reading and reviewing bloggers, we're all about promoting literacy and the love of reading.
I see little free libraries as a tangible way of increasing our reach.  For all those extra books on our shelves, we have a creative option.
Build a little library of our own to distribute books to fellow readers and increase book love in our own communities.  Established on the principle of "Leave a book  Take a book  Share a book",
library stock is continually evolving and revolving.  Without fees or overdues!  From childrens to diy, stock can vary by the day.
Have you seen little free libraries in your area?  Already set one up?
I've created a pinterest board of info and inspy as I pursue creating my own.  I'm happy to share the ideas HERE and look forward to adding any info you'd like to share. Tell us more!
I anticipate making this a blog series as the project progresses.  If [and when] you choose to join in, I definitely want to see your project. I would love to have everyone share their participation + stories..
Should I create a linkup?  If you are considering this, please do comment your responses.
I would be so excited to share the journey with fellow blogging book lovers :) !  And, of course, follow each other's progress.
We really can make an impact on and in our communities with this opportunity.  HERE are some stories with more to come.
I've made my case.  Now I await your input.
Much like I'll be awaiting the book input for my little library!
Thanks for spreading the word .
HapPy Reading [ and creating! ]
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Sunday, 28 June 2015


A More Beautiful Gospel

Author: Bradley Jersak
Publisher: CWR Press
Published: April 2015

Dr Jersak [PhD] tackles the big question,
"If there is a God, what is God like?" in this new book.

Whether our notions of ‘god’ are personal projections or inherited traditions, author and theologian, Brad Jersak, proposes a radical reassessment, arguing for A More Christlike God: a More Beautiful Gospel. If Christ is “the image of the invisible God, the radiance of God’s glory and exact representation of God’s likeness,” what if we conceived of God as completely Christlike—the perfect Incarnation of self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love? What if God has always been and forever will be cruciform (cross-shaped) in his character and actions?
“In the flesh and blood person of Jesus, we have the only life ever lived that perfectly reveals the true nature of God.” 
A More Christlike God suggests that such a God would be very good news indeed—a God who Jesus “unwrathed” from dead religion, a Love that is always toward us, and a Grace that pours into this suffering world through willing, human partners.  This book presents the challenge to readers to become another of those willing partners.  
Chapters engage readers with challenges to contemplate and prayers to prepare hearts in this journey to know and represent a more Christlike God - a more beautiful Gospel.


"Atonement theology like I've never come across.  Magnificent." - Eugene H Peterson

"This excellent and much-needed book confronts with both open heart and very good mind the major obstacles that we have created for people in their journey toward God! “Why didn’t people teach us this many years ago?” so many of us are saying. I am so very grateful that Brad Jersak is re-opening the door that Jesus had already opened 2000 years ago. It is so terribly sad that it was ever closed."  — Fr. RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M. Center for Action and Contemplation Albuquerque, New Mexico


Sample Pages:

MORE about the Author:

Dr. Brad Jersak (PhD) is a Canadian author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. Canada.
He is on faculty at Westminster Theological Centre (Cheltenham, UK), where he teaches New Testament and Patristics.
He also serves as adjunct faculty with St Stephen’s University (St. Stephen, NB. Canada).
Brad attends Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship and serves as Reader at All Saints of North America Monastery. His heart is to share the good news that God is Love and that God’s love was shown to us perfectly in Jesus of Nazareth. Through his books and seminars, Brad teaches that anyone can learn to hear God’s voice through the simple practice of ”listening prayer.” Those who practice listening prayer find that God’s love heals wounded hearts and empowers them to heal this broken world. Find My Review of Brad Jersak’s foundational book, Can You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God Who Speaks which trains readers in the ways of “Listening Prayer.” 

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Friday, 31 January 2014


Sunday, 26 January 2014


Seeing with Wonder, Respect, and Humility

Author:  Howard J Zehr
Publisher:  Good Books
Publication Date:  March 2005

Fascinating look at photography as a newway of seeing from restorative justice pioneer and accomplished photographer, Howard Zehr. Ignoring the rules absorbed over time, embracing wonder and openness in seeing one's world and self. "Instead of Descartes' stance of doubt..approach life and the world in an attitude of wonder...begins with appreciation rather than openness to possibilities."

Encouraged to become aware of light and shadow; pattern and placement; in composing and in spiritual insights. Journalling the journey of discovery with one's camera as companion.

Zehr's own notes and quotes from various sources inspirit the reader to look anew at the familiar, remaining receptive to what the space is offering. Receive from it. A helpful chart offers definition in comparing typical photography perspective as 'taking' vs photography as 'receiving'. Focus on final product vs process; expose' vs revelation; aggression vs respect. All challenging to personal thought regarding the act of photographing and effects on the results of the act.

Each chapter of informed discussion is followed with purposeful exercises to implement and explore the theme discussed. I anticipate more amazing learning by experimenting with his practical activities. Reflecting on the results is the valued takeaway.

Zehr admits, "I have written this book in part to encourage myself to slow down, to heighten my imagination, to renew myself while I gain a new view of the creation and the creator."
The same influencing reasons I chose to read the book. I was not disappointed.

Highly recommended. For information. For inspiration.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Tonight's Author Hangout at Christian eBook Deals features Andrew Davis in 
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Author: Dr. Andrew M. Davis
Foreword: Nathan A. Finn

Publisher: Ambassador International
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After we’ve come to faith in Christ, God leaves us in this world for a very clear purpose: his own glory. But how are we to glorify God for the rest of our lives? The Bible reveals that God has laid before every Christian two infinite journeys which we are to travel every day: the internal journey of growth into Christlike maturity, and the external journey of worldwide evangelism and missions. This book is a road map for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character, and action. In this book, we’ll learn how God grows us in knowledge, faith, character, and action. We’ll also discover that spiritual knowledge constantly feeds our growing faith, faith will transform our character, our transformed character will result in an array of actions more and more glorifying to God, and our actions will feed our spiritual knowledge. This upward spiral will lead us to become more and more like Jesus Christ in holiness. And not only will this book help us understand Christian growth in detail, it will also give us a passion to grow every day for his glory. - from Christian eBook site

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Monday, 21 October 2013


Author: Paul H. Boge
     Publisher: Horizon Press
Publication Date: November 2009

I've marked this 5*s for 'amazing' not just in writing
[Canadian author Paul Boge],
but the content of an amazing life well lived. 

Harry Lehotsky is such a well known and well remembered person, I now know a lot more of the reasons why. Boge's biography fills in the past that formed Harry's foundations and the life that resulted. His journey to reach Winnipeg, Canada's prairie centre, and Winnipeg's own centre, where he spent his life caring for the people, many who had stopped caring for themselves. Fighting for justice and right decisions for the people and in government decisions that would affect the people. Using the voice he'd been given in every way he could to better the area for the people who lived there.

His innovative efforts and methods in founding affordable housing renovation projects, the Ellice cafe to integrate blue collar, white collar and no collar patrons [dear to my own heart as my son donated his time and muscles in creating the unique floor of the cafe], Ellice theatre for music, theatre and movie events at affordable cost, and an alternative church for all to be welcomed and included.

A challenging read that inspires gratitude for Harry's life - lived and shared.

SO pleased to have had the opportunity to read this book and meet Harry in depth.

Hoping you  have the opportunity to meet this 'Canadian' hero in your reading journeys.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday Thought: Listening with Our Heart

Adonai ELOHIM has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning,
He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught]. Isaiah 50:4