Book Review: In Times of Rain and War

By Camron Wright, narrated by Simon Vance A mini audiobook review by Jackie Houchin. IN TIMES OF RAIN AND WAR is a well written story about the beginnings of World War II in England when the devastating “blitz” bombing began. The main character is an American who comes to learn from and help a rag-tag squad…

Book Review: My Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George a book review by Jackie Houchin MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN by Jean Craighead George is an engrossing tale of a boy who ran away from home in the city, and never when back. He became instead what the newspapers later called “a wild boy.” But in truth he was not…

Journey to the Cross, a 40-day Lenten Devotional

an audiobook review by Jackie Houchin Journey to the Cross by Paul David Tripp, narrated by Bevan Greiner In this Lenten Devotional, Paul Trapp takes his readers on a slow walk through the last days of Jesus’ life, particularly those leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. It’s a very personal study and one I wanted…

What Happened at the Cross, the Price of Victory

an audio book review by Jackie Houchin What Happened at the Cross by Billy Graham, narrated by Milton Bagby This audio book brought back memories of the Billy Graham Crusades I’ve attended or watched on television. First there are some awesome vocalists with beautiful, heart-rending songs. Then Billy might make a few comments about someone…

Book Review: Yours, till Heaven

by Ray Rhodes Jr. a mini audiobook review by Jackie Houchin My heart is brimming with joy (and sadness) with thoughts from this truly romantic story – the love and marriage between Charles H. and Susie Spurgeon. From when they first met and his desire to assure that she was saved before he proposed marriage,…

Book Review: Fake Death

by Victoria Tait a book review by Jackie Houchin Fake Death is the first book in Victoria Tait’s delightful Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series (after the prequel novella, Hour Is Come*). It’s set in the English countryside among quaint cottages, farms, and pubs. If you are thinking “Miss Marple” you are not far off. Dotty Sayers,…

Book Review: Hour Is Come

by Victoria Tait. a book review by Jackie Houchin Hour is Come is the prequel novella to a delightful new cozy mystery series by Victoria Tait. You can only get a copy of this book by joining her newsletter (link below).  But it is well worth it, as it sets up the entire series. Dotty Sayers…

Book Review: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

by Grace Lin A mini book review by Jackie Houchin Wow. This audio-book (4 hours, 58 minutes) would be a wonderful read for a series of long winter nights when a family with a lot of children gathers around the fire to be enchanted by stories. Grace Li’s book contains a slew of fantastical tales…

Book Review: Purpose in Prayer

by E. M. Bounds A Mini Book Review by Jackie Houchin, (Audiobook, 4 hours 7 minutes) PURPOSE IN PRAYER was very encouraging and empowering! I loved hearing examples of how common, everyday people prayed and made a difference in individual lives, the ministry of pastors, and in the start of revivals. Jesus said, “If ye…

Book Review: The Baker Street Letters

by Michael Robertson A mini book review by Jackie Houchin The Baker Street Letters, by Michael Robertson. What a fun, imaginative audiobook I’ve just finished! (6 hours, 19 minutes, Audible.com) A century later, and Sherlock Holmes still “seems” alive to quite a few people, who write to him about their unsolvable problems. Because the Heath…