Reviews by Jennifer Dorhauer
On 9/15 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: The concept of peacemaker has been at the front of mind lately as I have read The Berenstain Bears' Blessed are the Peacemakers to my children. It's a good book for teaching children how to make peace with others, even quoting the Bible verse "Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." But ... What if You Don't Want to Be a Peacemaker
On 9/30 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Some of the worst hurts in this life come not just from family, friends, or the general population but from God's people. The problem? We expect more from those professing to be like Jesus. What's more, we also oftentimes let our guard down more around fellow believers. And why not? Christians should ... When We Are Wounded By God's People
On 6/27 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Lynn Wilder's Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church reached out to me and begged to be read. The text is an easy-read autobiography detailing her family's thirty years spent in the Mormon church. Wilder breaks her text into three parts. The first third demonstrates ... A Second Look at Mormonism: Just Read the New Testament
On 6/12 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Never, though, could I have imagined the rather arrogant, cigar-smoking, alcohol-drinking, uber-rational scientist Sherlock Holmes in the same short story as my favorite Bible characters, much less the famous detective pouring over the pages of Scripture to discover its meaning. However, author Len ... Sherlock Holmes Meets Jesus
On 5/7 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Several years ago, a movie The Butterfly Effect espoused the view wherein small, seemingly inconsequential choices ultimately have seemingly unrelated (and sometimes catastrophic) results down the road. In Chris Brauns' newest novel Bound Together: How We are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Choices, ... Cause & Effect; Are We Really All Bound Together?
On 4/3 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Here's a little test, asking you to rate yourselves in five simple areas. I promise I won't ask for your answers if you don't ask for mine. "Are you above or below average in each of the following areas?" My ability to get along with other people My honesty My work ethic My basic ... The View from Above
On 9/2 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: For awhile after September 11, 2001, it looked like the McCarthyism of the 50s would return with a vengeance, although this time, we were searching for Muslim terrorists instead of Communists under every rock. The result of this fear was separation, an "us" versus "them" mentality. And when that happened, ... Who Picks Up the Slack When Christians Avoid Muslims?
On 5/31 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: "There are 1.97 million children in the United States today who are growing up in single-mother homes." Absent fathers. It's a problem that doesn't just affect individuals or even families. It's a problem that affects an entire nation and, quite literally, an entire world. In Douglas' ... What a Father Is For
On 3/6 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: This is a house of laughter. There is music in each note of mirth, each high-pitched shriek over tickled bellies or private giggles shared among siblings. Even on days like today, joy erupts between fever spikes, bubbles over in smiles that reach the eyes and touch the heart.In the back yard, the joy ... Serious Play: Finding God in Laughter
On 11/15 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Is Christianity no longer relevant? New Atheist Christopher Hitchens thinks so. His and other new atheists' stance that religion is at the root of all the world's ills begs a very serious question--what would the world look like without "deluded" Christians who still believe in the person of Jesus? ... Through the Looking Glass--a World with No Christ
On 10/4 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: I honestly don't remember a time when Oprah wasn't a household name. An elementary school child during most of the eighties, I wasn't allowed to watch her early-on outrageous talk show and its parade of dysfunction, but that didn't mean her personality, her ideas, her face didn't filter into my life ... No Oprah Bashing Here
On 7/27 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Husband and I have a long list of topics we don't agree upon--some political, but most concerning Scripture. In the early years of our marriage, we hashed them all out, bringing to the metaphorical table our best arguments. Those were the days when we would sit in front of the computer to more rapidly ... The Death of Civility
On 6/17 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: I had just finished an overview study of Revelation, one book that, quite frankly, I've avoided over the years because it seems to cause more diversity than unity. Like most Christians, I had read it, and yes, I had my own theories, but unlike the foundations of my faith like the holy trinity or Christ ... I'm No Theologian, But...
On 1/14 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: My husband loves to read--and write--about anything political. So, since my week has been jammed with giving a computer training, making a Sweet Sixteen cake for my best friend's daughter, and helping teach five women to crochet, well, I was glad for him to read and review Brown's new book. Without ... Guest Post: The Faith of Ronald Reagan
On 12/28 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Conspiracy? That's a pretty big stretch. Cover up? I doubt it. Mistranslated because of negative societal perception? Now that's a rationale I can buy into.John MacArthur's newest book entitled Slave: The Hidden Truth about Your Identity in Christ explores the mistranslation of the Greek word for "slave" ... Choosing to Be a Slave
On 12/1 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: If you've ever had the thought, "Why doesn't Israel just give back the land, and then there will be peace." If you've ever wondered why the Middle East is constantly in upheaval with nation against nation. If you've ever asked why Muslims hate Christians and Jews so much.If any of these statements ... Making Connections: B.C. to A.D.
On 11/9 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: It's that time of year again when people start to go a little crazy...ok, a lot crazy. The insane traffic, over-stuffed store aisles, and disco-flashing strings of lights used to start after Thanksgiving. Now? Several of our stores have been sporting fully decorated Christmas trees for over a month.But ... Skipping Christmas
On 9/28 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: For those who believe it's never too early to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, pastor and author Robert Morgan's newest release will warm the heart with a peek into the true meaning and spirit of Christmas.The Nativity Collection: Six Stories that Share the Smiles, the Heart, and the Hope of Christmas ... Review: The Nativity Collection
On 9/1 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: When I saw the cover of this book, I really, really wanted it. But once it arrived, I was amazed to find it is so much more than I ever even imagined.The Heavens Proclaim His Glory: A Spectacular View of Creation Through the Lens of the Hubble Telescope does just what its title claims, providing the ... Review: The Heavens Proclaim His Glory
On 8/3 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Same Kind of Different as Me is one of those books that you’re glad you took the time to read. The subtitle is what caught my attention: “a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together.”As advertised, the story narrates the lives of two very different ... Homelessness in a Different Light
On 6/15 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: "Who is in Charge Anyway" is the newest installment in the Hermie and Friends video series. In this episode, Freddie the Flea asks God why He isn't special like the other garden characters. The bulk of the film shows outtakes from other Hermie and Friends' videos plus three new flashbacks of Flo, ... One for the Dust Bunnies: "Who is In Charge Anyway?"
On 5/13 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Published in obscurity years ago, Andy Andrews' retitled The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances is definitely a worthwhile read, especially for anyone with an interest in the WWII era.Although not my typical book selection, choosing Andrews' text to review was a conscious decision to try something ... The Heart Mender: A Review
On 4/9 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Charles Foster’s The Sacred Journey is a well-researched look into the notion of pilgrimage in the various religions throughout history while drawing on his (and others’) more modern experiences on the road.Delving into Scripture, he seeks to prove that God is biased for those who live life on the ... Review: Charles Foster's "The Sacred Journey"
On 3/10 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont’s newest book stands out on the shelf with its vibrant cover and intriguing title--Kaleidoscope: Seeing God’s Wit and Wisdom in a Whole New Light. The text, itself, explores Proverbs, an oft-ignored book of the Bible.Thirty devotional chapters adhere to an easy-to-understand ... Review: Patsy Clairmont’s Kaleidoscope
On 2/24 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: David Murrow’s second book, The Map: The Way of All Great Men, immediately draws the reader in with an “a la Da Vinci Code” title and relatively fast-paced fictional story of his around-the-globe chase to uncover a map hidden in the gospel of Matthew and reveal it to the world before other interested ... Review: David Murrow's The Map
On 2/4 Jennifer Dorhauer wrote: The prospect of receiving a complimentary copy of any book to read and review was just too tantalizing for this English teacher to pass up. So, I joined BookSneeze and did a happy dance when my first book came in the mail last week from Thomas Nelson.Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts (3rd ... My Debut Review