Contemporary Christian Fiction

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

“All the hustle in the world won’t get me anywhere if it’s not His will.” My Thoughts Consider this your invitation to The Saturday Night Supper Club. No reservation is needed, just a copy of Carla Laureano’s new book and a few hours of your time. In blending her love of literature and food—she has… Continue reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

Historical Fiction

A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

“Let us be instruments of grace in the lives of others for as long as we’re able.” -Tante Rose, A Refuge Assured Jocelyn Green makes history come alive each time I pick up one of her novels. Whether she is writing about the Civil War, French Colonial America, or émigrés of the French Revolution—history, human… Continue reading A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Special Features

A Heroine’s Quest: Why Does God Allow Suffering? by Janalyn Voigt

Life isn’t fair, which is the reason young widow Bryanna Brennon has trouble with it. the heroine of Cheyenne Sunrise finds it hard to make peace with the injustices she sees. Why did her mother and younger brother have to die on the journey from Ireland? Surely her father, who had dreamed of a better… Continue reading A Heroine’s Quest: Why Does God Allow Suffering? by Janalyn Voigt

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

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