About Me

I’m a follower of Christ, military spouse, mother and farm-maker. Originally from Indianapolis, I joined the Air Force at 17 and added nearly 10 years of military service to my name. I spent just over 4 years on active duty at the Air Force Academy before moving to Alaska and joining the Air National Guard. It was in Alaska that I surrendered my life to Christ and began a personal relationship with my Savior. Alaska is also where I met and married my husband Jay (Leap Year Day 2004). We’ve been stationed in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, and back to Arkansas again (when Jay joined the Arkansas Air National Guard, January 2013). Lately, we’ve been enjoying life on the farm with our two children, 55 lb., pound puppy, and 27 spoiled #LitChicks.

In addition to being a farm-maker, I’m also book clubber and avid reader. Originally, Christian Shelf-Esteem was established as a way of sharing my favorite books with the Women’s Ministry at church. Since then the blog has taken on a life of it’s own. I enjoy posting reviews and hearing what other readers have to say about titles we have in common.

We can connect on twitter, Pinterest, GoodReads, and BookFun.org.

Thank you for being here, for reading and commenting on my reviews, and connecting on social media.


Amanda Geaney





Requests for Review

My 2017 book review schedule is full!

Types of Christian books I enjoy most:

  • Books with strong Christian themes – forgiveness, repentance, restoration, mercy, sacrificial love
  • Biblical Fiction – #biblicalfictionfriday
  • Historical Fiction
  • Suspense!
  • Cozy mysteries
  • Children’s & YA fiction and non-fiction
  • Non-fiction: Women’s Ministry emphasis, apologetics, prayer, discipleship, parenting
  • Bible Studies


  • Charismatic / LDS / New Age
  • Graphic Violence
  • Paranormal
  • Profanity
  • Romance w/explicit sexual content or excessive pinning 😛


Books that I review come from a number of sources to include: my local library, book stores, blogger programs, and authors. I am not paid to do this. However, in exchange for a copy of the book I agree to post my review here and elsewhere on the web.

I am not a member of any affiliate program.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Amanda, Your review stack is incredibly impressive! Thank you so much for this time you have chosen to spending sharing the magic of reading with the world.

    I represent a start-up publishing house owned and operated by Miralee Ferrell. We currently specialize in Christian fiction. Please contact me if you would be interested in reviewing any of our titles.


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  2. You have a beautiful blog. Happy to connect with you, Amanda. My first writing job was for an Air Force newspaper. My husband was in the Army for sixteen years and our son is in the National Guard. And we farm. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Looking forward to getting to know you.


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