Books about issues


Literature

Confession: I simply must recommend books more often. I now find myself with nearly a year’s worth of good reading I want to share. For today, let’s talk nonfiction: books highlighting current issues and recent stories. Interestingly enough, every book in this post was published since 2000, which leaves me feeling compelled to get the […]

January 31, 2018

Winners: Thirty Little Fingers


Literature

Dear people, Thank you for joining the giveaway for Sheila Petre’s book Thirty Little Fingers! It’s awfully fun having more than one winner – we have five to announce! But I’m going to wait as long as possible to tell you who they are {grin}. First, you asked for a picture of Sheila, and here […]

December 22, 2017

The Almost-Giveaway: Thirty Little Fingers


Literature

There. Now that you’ve met The Real Sheila J. Petre, let’s talk a little more about her book. Thirty Little Fingers: Seasons of Young Motherhood is a charming mixture-book, as if Sheila gathered up her best concoctions – the tastiest reserved morsels and most delicious literary crumbs – and sandwiched them all between its covers. […]

December 15, 2017

A plain and joyful face: in which we meet Sheila Petre


Literature

Sheila J. Petre is one of my favorite Anabaptist writers. She has a delightful way with words, she’s human and fallible, and she’s shockingly funny. Sheila lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Michael and their seven children ages ten and under. In addition to nurturing these favorite people, she gardens, writes, laughs, hosts foreign exchange […]

December 14, 2017