Category Archives: Books

The Shack – Movie Discussion

I wrote an article a while back about the four types of people most likely to see a Christian movie. The thing about The Shack is that, while those four groups of people will see it, I believe it is … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls-Movie Discussion

I discussed the book here, before the movie came out, focusing on the hard truth Connor has to tell—that as much as he doesn’t want to lose his mom to cancer, he also wants and end to the pain—and in … Continue reading

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The Zookeeper’s Wife – Book Discussion

The movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife, will be out soon, so I rushed to read the book beforehand. (I have included a list of quotes from the book here—some are heartwarming and inspirational, others are more fact driven.) The story starts … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls – Book/Movie Discussion

A Monster Calls is a story about suffering, grief and loss. It doesn’t just deal with grief and loss, however, it deals with shame— the shame young Connor was feeling over his conflicted feelings about his mom’s struggle with cancer. … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train – Book/Movie Discussion

  I want to confess up front—I did read the book, I did not see the movie. I was on the fence about seeing it after reading the book anyway, but the parental advisory on IMDB pushed me over the … Continue reading

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The BFG – Movie Discussion

The BFG is a sweet movie about a spunky orphan girl named Sophie who is very much alone in the world until she meets a “scary” giant. The other giants are man-eaters, but this one is gentle and loving and … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Discussion

In September theaters will release the movie version of Ransom Riggs’ book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I thought I’d give a little head’s up on the story line and a few ways to think about the book/trilogy for … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide – Thoughts

With the recent Me Before You best-seller and movie which focuses on the topic of assisted suicide, I thought it might be helpful to take a second to address the topic. First off, this article by Stephanie Gray is well-worth … Continue reading

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Me Before You – Book/Movie Discussion

I admit, I saw the previews for the movie and was captivated. I can’t wait. So, in the spirit of not waiting, and because I’m a reader, I went ahead and read the book.   I think this one merits a … Continue reading

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