Book Review: Forgive by Timothy Keller

Forgive is the latest book from Timothy Keller. Keller is pastor and theologian, based in New York City. He's written many books now and I found him to offer the most balanced and Biblical approach of any Christian writer currently living. Forgiveness is a huge topic to tackle. It is one of the most painful… Continue reading Book Review: Forgive by Timothy Keller

What I Read – January 2023

Read: The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O'Farrell (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2022) The End of the Affair - Graham Greene (Heinemann, 1966) The Pull of the Stars - Emma Donoghue (Harper Avenue, 2020) Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owen (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018) Classic Crime Short Stories (Canongate Books, 2007) The Three Lives of… Continue reading What I Read – January 2023

Best Non-Fiction: The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and Welcome Back! Today's category of the Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards is focused on the best non-fiction books I read in 2022. I am definitely a fiction reader. It takes a lot for a non-fiction book to really jump out at me and onto my TBR. When I do read non-fiction, I tend… Continue reading Best Non-Fiction: The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Book Review: Hope in Times of Fear by Timothy Keller

Hope in Times of Fear - Timothy Keller (Viking, 2021) Timothy Keller's latest book bears a subtitle suggesting it has a focus on Easter but I found it to be a book about so much more. Or, perhaps more accurately, it is about the very central tenets of the Christian faith which is, after all,… Continue reading Book Review: Hope in Times of Fear by Timothy Keller

What I Read – December 2021

Read: Ghost Forest - Pik-Shuen Fung (Strange Light, 2021) Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon (Ballantine Books, 2007) The Most Wonderful Time of All Years - Darrell W. Johnson (Regent College Publishing, 2013) 26 Knots - Bindu Suresh (Invisible Publishing, 2019) People from my Neighbourhood - Hiromi Kawakami (translated from the Japanese by Ted… Continue reading What I Read – December 2021

What I Read – November 2021

Read: Nostalgia is Heartless - Sarah Lahey (She Writes Press, 2021) We Run the Tides - Vendela Vida (Ecco, 2021) I hope this finds you well - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2021) Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch - Rivka Galchen (Harper Perennial, 2021) Out of the Sun - Esi Edugyan (Anansi, 2021) Obasan… Continue reading What I Read – November 2021

Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome back! Christian writing is a new category for the Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards and not one that everyone will be that interested in. It does, however, make up a not insignificant portion of my reading and it's one of the categories that I really did make an effort to continue to… Continue reading Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

What I Read – June 2020

READ: Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) On the Beach - Nevil Shute (Vintage Books, 2009) Uncommon Ground - Timothy Keller & John Inazu (Nelson Books, 2020) Becoming Mrs. Lewis - Patti Callahan (Thomas Nelson, 2018) The Doctor of Aleppo - Dan Mayland (Blackstone Publishing, 2020) Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich Barbara Higgins… Continue reading What I Read – June 2020

Book Review: Uncommon Ground ed. by Timothy Keller & John Inazu

Uncommon Ground - Timothy Keller & John Inazu (Thomas Nelson, 2020) Timothy Keller is probably my favourite living Christian theologian. I greatly appreciate his balanced and Biblical perspective on life in North America in the 21st century. So I was intrigued to learn about this latest book Uncommon Ground, a collection of essays he edited… Continue reading Book Review: Uncommon Ground ed. by Timothy Keller & John Inazu

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020