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Book Review: The Thinking Toolbox

The Thinking Toolbox is a 35-chapter book written by brothers Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn. Its purpose is to help kids and adults develop reasoning and thinking skills. The book is divided into three main sections: “Tools for Thinking,” “Tools for Opposing Viewpoints,” and “Tools for Science.” Each chapter is a lesson, and the lessons build on each other in a ... Read More »

Book Review: Like a Watered Garden

“I received a box of flowers from my dead husband,” begins Patti Hill’s first novel, Like a Watered Garden. The “I” is Mibby Garrett, widow of six months. The story is hers and she tells it in first person. We join Mibby on May 2nd (the date on the first chapter) puttering in her yard. Of course the “box of ... Read More »

Gods and Kings

Several elements work together to make Gods and Kings, Book one in Lynn Austin's Bible fiction series "Chronicles of the King," a worthwhile read. Read More »

Bad Ground

This is a coming-of-age story. 17-year-old Jeremy leaves the only home he’s ever known on instructions left by his mother in a letter she wrote on her deathbed. Read More »