Historical Fiction

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

My Thoughts Years ago, my husband and I took a tour of the Mayflower II, a replica of the historic vessel that delivered Saints and Strangers to the New World. Kimberley Woodhouse drew those memories to the forefront of my mind as I began reading her newest novel, The Mayflower Bride. Pairing the two together, I felt… Continue reading The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

Guest Authors and Special Features

Training Our Minds to Hear Him by Susanne Dietze

Do you listen to a voice in your head? I don’t mean a literal voice, of course, but an echo of things others have said to you that guides your decisions or perspectives? Some of us hear a voice that name-calls, chides and shames, commenting on our mistakes. Most of us deal with those negative… Continue reading Training Our Minds to Hear Him by Susanne Dietze

Children's Christian Fiction

Vlog: A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell ❤️️🐴 Middle Grade Fiction Review

Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the newest member of the Christian Shelf-Esteem team. If you’ve followed my reviews for any length of time, chances are you’ve seen her around. She’s been my sous chef for cookbook reviews and a creative consultant for the blog’s #bookstagram posts. Stepping out from behind the… Continue reading Vlog: A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell ❤️️🐴 Middle Grade Fiction Review

Biblical Historical Fiction

Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

My Review From one of the best biblical fiction authors of our day comes Isaiah’s Daughter. This new story by Mesu Andrews is based upon the writings of the prophet Isaiah and the kingship of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18-20). In the opening scenes, Andrews introduces readers to a young orphan girl named Ishma (whose name means desolation). Having… Continue reading Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

Christian Non-Fiction

Review: CSB Spurgeon Study Bible

My Thoughts I obtained my copy of the CSB Spurgeon Study Bible at the end of November. This has allowed me a little over a month to familiarize myself with both the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation as well as the addition of Spurgeon’s works in this publication. Four covers are available from the publisher,… Continue reading Review: CSB Spurgeon Study Bible

Guest Authors and Special Features

New Year, New Release, New Author! Evelyn M. Hill Visits Christian Shelf-Esteem (Giveaway)

What would you do if you woke up one morning and your identity was gone? Would you be the same person you are now? Can you forget love? Memories are a crucial part of our identity. They shape us. They teach us patience and forbearance, or they haunt us with old pain. In His Forgotten… Continue reading New Year, New Release, New Author! Evelyn M. Hill Visits Christian Shelf-Esteem (Giveaway)