All posts tagged: reflections

The Year in Books (2016)

This post is more a personal record than anything else. A look back at the books I’ve read in 2016, the learnings from them, and the way God has used them to expand my Christian worldview. I’ve explained before that I am part of a book club. We call ourselves The Romans 12:2 Project, meet every five weeks or so, and read books that will expand our understanding of God, faith and what it is to be a Christian today. These are the books we read this year… of course, I did read beyond this selection, a few leisure reads (Maeve Binchy, Paullina Simons and even Lee Childs!) and additional recommendations from friends and family (Annette Mace’s book, and I can highly recommend The Grace Outpouring too, by David Roberts and Roy Godwin). But these are the books we discussed: The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner Love, Tears and Autism by Cecily Paterson The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller Farewell Four Waters by Kate …

Aussie Reflections

Hi friends! Just wanted to let you know that I had an article selected for publication recently in a book of reflections and meditations.  The book is called Aussie Reflections (Strand Publishing) and is available at Christian bookshops everywhere.  I have a few to give away – just LIKE my Faith Like a Mushroom Facebook page (if you haven’t already), and then LIKE the Aussie Reflections post and I will randomly select a few of you to receive a copy. Here’s what the blurb says: INSPIRATION.  LAUGHTER.  WISDOM. From dropping your iPod in the bath to getting a haircut … from being surprised by an eavesdropper to receiving a bunch of flowers … 25 short, uplifting stories about everyday happenings that made ordinary Aussies pause and reflect on life’s deeper meanings. This collection will nurture an awareness and appreciation for the joy, love and wonder that surrounds you daily.  The mixture of humorous and tender stories will both deepen your faith and delight your heart.  For what it’s worth, I’ve really enjoyed reading the musings …