Featured Book: A Long Walk With Sally by David Clark Jr.

28093841A Long Walk With Sally: A Grieving Father’s Golf Journey Back to Life

by David Clark Jr.

A parent’s worst fear and most unimaginable horror began on April 4, 2004. As his world was torn further apart, David’s only wish was to escape—to walk away—but how could he? How would he ever find the peace he so desperately needed?

On a golf course in Ireland, the answer came. Thus began a ten-year quest, taking David to 290 courses throughout the British Isles. As he was about to leave on his final trip, he looked out the windshield of his car and realized where he would find his peace.
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Featured Books Plus a GIVEAWAY: The Way of Hope by Dave and Beth Weikel

23138668The Way of Hope – Growing Close to God Through Loss


Passing through the valley of the shadow of loss can appear to be an unending gray, dry, barren journey from which you would never return. It seems impossible that spiritual life could even continue in such circumstances, let alone grow. Yet it is especially there, in your darkest hour, that God will bring you light and new life like you’ve never known before—if you will see that He is there with you.

Follow The Way of Hope with Beth and Dave Weikel as they lead you along your own dark paths toward the true light, found only in God’s Word. They themselves have passed the way of tragic loss several times and have found always that, through the pain and brokenness, God’s promises in Scripture become so much more meaningful.

Discover personally what it means to be blessed because you mourn— what it means to be comforted by God. He promises you there still can be hope, still new life.
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The Rockaways by Gilles Peress

This visually stunning book features breathtaking photos of the massive destruction from Hurricane Sandy, centered around the Rockaways- a small stretch of Atlantic coastline which runs eastward from New York harbor along South Shore Long Island. Continue reading “The Rockaways by Gilles Peress”

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Beth has the perfect home life until the unthinkable shatters her world. Her husband admits to having an affair, and leaves her and her three children. Not knowing how to cope, she begins writing again, something she hasn’t done in years. She writes a story about a young boy with autism who cannot speak or make eye contact, but enjoys life through his own experiences and emotions. The inspiration is sudden, and unexpected, but Beth falls in love with the little boy and his unique perspective on life, and she knows she has to tell his story. Continue reading “Love Anthony by Lisa Genova”

Review of The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White

James Nealy is haunted by irrational fears and inescapable compulsions. A successful software developer, he’s thrown himself into a new goal; to finally conquer the noise in his mind. And he has a plan. He’ll confront his darkest fears and build something beautiful: a garden. When he meets Tilly Silverberg, he knows she holds the key; even if she doesn’t think so. Continue reading “Review of The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White”

Review of The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout by William E. Jefferson

From the publisher: Searching for peace and inspiration, Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze travel to the Isle of Estillyen – a distant harbor known for bringing ancient words of worth to the present. Their lives become unexpectedly and inseparably intertwined with the reclusive Oban Ironbout – and a mystery from the past that will transform them all.

It is a tale of pain … and redemption.

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Review of North of Hope by Shannon Huffman Polson

From the publisher: After her parents are killed in a rare grizzly attack, the author is forced into a wilderness of grief. Turning to loves she learned from her father, Polson explores the perilous terrain of grief through music, the natural world, and her faith. Her travels take her from the suburbs of Seattle to the concert hall where she sings Mozart’s Requiem, and ultimately into the wilderness of Alaska’s remote Arctic and of her heart. 

This deeply moving narrative is shot through with the human search for meaning in the face of tragedy. Polson’s deep appreciation for the untamed and remote wilderness of the Alaskan Arctic moves her story effortlessly between adventure, natural history, and sacred pilgrimage, as much an internal journey as a literal one. Readers who appreciate music or adventure narratives and the natural world or who are looking for new ways to understand loss will find guidance, solace, and a companionable voice in this extraordinary debut.

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