Book Review: Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

Where the Light Fell - Philip Yancey (Convergent, 2021) If you look at a list of Philip Yancey's book titles, I think you get a good sense of the kind of Christian thinker he is. Titles like Where is God When it Hurts?, Disappointment with God, and What's So Amazing About Grace. Yancey is now… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

Book Review: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This was a book that had been languishing on my shelf and my TBR for quite some time, forgotten by me. When I recently re-organized a bookshelf, I came across it and it struck me as perhaps a good book for me to read at this time. Over the past couple of years, our family… Continue reading Book Review: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Book Review: Red Paint by Sash taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Red Paint - Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe (Counterpoint, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: March 8, 2022. The subtitle of this memoir is "The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk." I was interested in this intersection of punk and Coast Salish identity. LaPointe is… Continue reading Book Review: Red Paint by Sash taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

The Lonely Stories - ed. by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult, 2022) I read an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Pub date: 19 April 2022 This collection chronicles the experience of loneliness. Natalie Eve Garrett has gathered a series of essays on loneliness from writers, many of them well known.… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan

Out of the Sun - Esi Edugyan (Anansi, 2021) Esi Edugyan is best known for her award-winning fiction - Half Blood Blues and Washington Black - but in this non-fiction book she tackles the subjects of Race and Storytelling. The book is divided according to geographical areas as well as topics: Europe and the Art… Continue reading Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan

Book Review: A Womb in the Shape of a Heart by Joanne Gallant

A Womb in the Shape of a Heart - Joanne Gallant (Nimbus Publishing, 2021) Like many women, Joanne Gallant expected to get pregnant easily and never questioned her own fertility. Happily married and in her late twenties, Gallant and her husband Joey eagerly planned for the family they wanted. A paediatric nurse, Gallant knew more… Continue reading Book Review: A Womb in the Shape of a Heart by Joanne Gallant

Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) The word "evangelize" means, simply, to preach the gospel. To preach what Christians refer to as "the good news". This is something Christians are instructed to do, by Jesus Christ, in a Biblical passage commonly referred to as The Great Commission. (Matthew… Continue reading Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Book Review: Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Paul Seesequasis

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun - Paul Seesequasis (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2019) Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun is the culmination of Paul Seesequasis' work to collect photos of Indigenous communities across Canada. The photos are taken by a variety of photographers, some Indigenous and some not, in a variety of places and times. Most… Continue reading Book Review: Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun by Paul Seesequasis

Book Review: Made in China by Anna Qu

Made in China - Anna Qu (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. It is on sale 3 August 2021. Anna Qu is a baby when her mother leaves her with her grandparents and heads to the United States. Anna's father having died… Continue reading Book Review: Made in China by Anna Qu

Book Review: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Forgiveness - Mark Sakamoto (Harper Collins Publishers, 2014) Mitsue Sakamoto was a newlywed living in Vancouver when she, along with her family and hundreds of other Japanese-Canadians, were sent east of the Rockies by the Canadian government. Seen as a threat during World War II although many of them were Canadian citizens, born in Canada,… Continue reading Book Review: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto