Now I Become Myself: How Deep Grace Heals Our Shame and Restores Our True Self By Ken Shigematsu Zondervan Becoming who you were before the world told you who you had to be. You're not alone when it comes to experiencing shame or fear of not being enough. Shame isn't felt only by those who have gone through failure or trauma or been told they'll never amount to … [Read more...] about Books by Canadian authors July 2023
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Might Anne of Green Gables be a metaphor for the coming Canadian spiritual awakening? In this increasingly fatherless generation, could God use the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery to help us discover the Father-heart of God? Both Malachi 4:6 and Luke 1:17 speak about God turning the hearts of the children back to their fathers and the fathers to their children. Maud, as … [Read more...] about Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables
Many of us as children read Robert Louis Stevenson’s best-selling books like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and a Children’s Garden of Verses. He was a popular celebrity in his own time. Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, wrote to Stevenson speaking of “all the pleasure you have given me during my lifetime – more than any other living man has done.” Rudyard Kipling … [Read more...] about Robert Luis Stevenson’s global kingdom impact
Beethoven once said: “Handel was the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb.” King George III called Handel “the Shakespeare of Music.” George Bernard Shaw commented that “Handel is not a mere composer in England: he is an institution. What is more, he is a sacred institution.” In North America and England, at the very … [Read more...] about The Messiah of Handel
As human beings we are susceptible to self-centered attitudes, defensiveness and entitlement. Conflict is inevitable in our relationships, whether at home, at work, in our friendships, in politics or in our faith community. Written not just for the Christian community, this book makes a thoughtful Christmas gift for anyone. As human beings we are susceptible to … [Read more...] about Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More by Rod Wilson, a book review