Book of the Week: The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

I’m so glad to be in the middle of a group  studying this book together.  I just finished Chapter 3 and am fascinated and prayerful that it will help me become healthier!

Here’s what Amazon has to say:

Revolutionize Your Health …

Once and for All

During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change.… Read More »

Books of the Week: The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris

The authors of The Secret of Clouds, Good Riddance, and The Lost Girls of Paris will be coming to Dunwoody in February so start reading now and then buy tickets to go see them in person!




A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to present two author events in February. The first features bestselling author Elinor Lipman on Wed, February 13 at 7:30 pm, and will be in conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author.… Read More »

The Four Books I bought for my sons this Christmas

My boys are 17 and 20 and I want them to read more.   I’m a book-a-holic and I’d like it to rub off on them for many reasons.  They actually both were happy with the books I chose for them so I thought I’d share in case others need ideas for their kiddos!  If you know them you can probably guess who got which books but that isn’t really important so I’m just going to list them randomly.… Read More »

Book of the Week: The Woman in the Window

Last week I published the top 2018 Fiction Books selected by Goodreads.  I immediately purchased the book listed at #1 and couldn’t put it down.  It was a quick read and definitely a psychological thriller.  I found myself totally in the brain  of Anna Fox and loved all the twists and turns.  Before reading it, I checked out the list of actors that will be playing the lead roles in the upcoming movie.  … Read More »

Book of the Week: Into the Water (We’re giving away a hardcover copy!)

One of my favorite girls from the DHS Class of 2017 texted me the following note from Athens this week: 

“Read a really good book recently I thought you might like!  It’s called INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins.  Elizabeth (her roomie) and I both read it and were obsessed.”

Christy knows how much I love to read and we used to share books all the time before she moved to UGA. … Read More »

Book of the Week: Blessed Christmas With The Jesse Tree

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I was in my attic last night gathering up all of our Christmas decorations and of course what I was looking for was in the very last box I checked.  Alas, today is the first day of advent and I needed to find my Jesse Tree book!   I stumbled upon this book in a pre-school workshop at Peachtree Road UMC in 2002. … Read More »

Books of the Week: Clue Town Books

Thanks to Sue Rodman of 365 Atlanta Family for “cluing me in” to Clue Town Books.   I was reading her suggestions of what to do in Atlanta over the holiday week and discovered these great interactive books.   As soon as I can get my family to go with me, I’m grabbing the Oakland Cemetery Clue Town Book and heading over there to experience this Clue Town concept. … Read More »

Book of the Week: Irresistible by Andy Stanley

I told someone this week that I’ve been addicted to Andy Stanley podcasts lately.   I literally listened to his 4 part series “The Bible for Grown-Ups” in one afternoon.   Now I’ve moved on to reading his latest book: Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World.   I realize this book won’t be interesting to all of my subscribers, but both the Bible for Grown-Ups podcast series and his Irresistible book are well worth mentioning for our readers who are interested in how the Bible, as we know it, came to be……..… Read More »

Book of the week: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

I just downloaded this 2013 book to my Kindle because it is my neighborhood book club’s book of the month for November.   I read the following Amazon description and am very much looking forward to delving into this story!

“Mourning the passing of her mother, Sage Singer decides to attend a grief support group. She doesn’t expect to start an unlikely friendship with an elderly man also attending.Read More »

Book of the Week by a Local Author: Out of Sight Out of Mind – A Madman’s Journal

A local Dunwoody businessman, who is also from my home state of Alabama, contacted me recently and asked me if I’d like to have a copy of his book to read.   Once I read the synopsis I immediately agreed to add it to my list of books to read.  I haven’t read it yet but wanted to go ahead and let you know about it in case you’d like to get a copy of your own.    … Read More »

Book of the Week: Something in the Water

I’ve been in my car a lot lately driving my baby on college tours and visiting my big boy in college. I love my little car by the way.  It has an awesomely long sunroof, it is small and easy to park, I can talk to text with it so easily,  but my most favorite thing of all is that it works with Apple Car Play and reads books from my phone to me!… Read More »

Book of the Week: Where the Crawdads Sing

I was looking for a new book to read and keep hearing my friends say that they always go to Reese Witherspoon’s picks to help them choose. This is what Reese says about her last book of the month: “I can’t even express how much I love this book! My September pick is “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens.Read More »