September 7, 2022

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: A MockingOwl Review

The Making of Biblical Womanhood was a life-changing, life-affirming, ministry-restoring, joy-filling book for me to read.
September 6, 2022

Empire of Ice and Stone: A MockingOwl Review

From the visionary leader, flamboyant and irritating at times, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, to the grumbling crew who forged ahead despite the dangers, the losses, and the shipwrecks, you’ll be held captive as I was, by the retelling of their incredible tale of scientific exploration, survival, and personal courage.
August 31, 2022

26.2 Life Lessons, Helping You Keep Pace with the Marathon of Life: Book Review

The book is a great choice for folks who have lives like mine: chaotic and busy, with aims of healthier life and running balance. It’s a short, breeze through book that’s about taking a running program with small goals each week to improve that balance and find your center.
August 12, 2022

Hell Town -The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer On Cape Cod: A Book Review

The most startling portions of Hell Town are true. Let that sink in. I am not easily made nauseous by true crime, but this was brutal. Casey Sherman’s writing style, and description of the events are both brilliant, and nightmare-ish.
May 28, 2022

It Was a Good Plan…And Then The World Spun Upside Downby Mark Stevens

Mark’s first-person style writing connects us with the individual life stories while gently reminding us of our humanitarian responsibilities
May 27, 2022

Fly Girl by Ann Hood

Ann takes us through the highs and lows of training. She highlights the impact of the unions and deregulation of airlines. The life lessons learned.
April 17, 2022

Book Review: Three-Eight Charlie

Three-Eight Charlie was an exciting journey for me. I have never considered traveling extensively around the world, but this book is deeply moving. It has the ability to give one the desire to travel.
March 26, 2022

The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told Book Review

I am a true crime buff, so it was an exciting read, with a variety of shocking twists. Many of the stories were new to me as I tend to concentrate on crimes occurring from the 1950’s on, but I was fascinated by the detail each article entailed.
March 17, 2022

Three Girls From Bronzeville – A Book Review

Rita Mock-Pike Having lived in Greater Chicago and Chicago itself for many years now, I’d heard of Bronzeville on several occasions. However, I’d never particularly had […]
March 8, 2022

Nonfiction Book Review: The Yoga Prescription

I now highly recommend this to anyone with chronic pain or illness, chronic fatigue, or a body that’s just plain aging (i.e., anyone who tells me they’ve got stiffness or pain).
January 17, 2022

Book Review: What Loss Can Teach Us

First off, I have to express to you that Beth knows what she’s talking about. The book is laced with stories from her personal experiences and those as a therapist, dealing with these deep, emotionally challenging topics of loss, death, and suffering. The stories are crisp, moving, and interconnecting in a way that readers can relate and dig deep if they’re willing to do the work.
November 16, 2021

Book Review: Your Words Your World

Your Words Your World, written by Louise Bélanger is one example of this influx of religious poetry. I had the privilege of reviewing this book for the Roost and am happy to report that it truly is a lovely collection of works by a woman with a creative, imaginative mind.