Category Archives: Non Fiction

Life on a Mission

Life on a Mission Dustin Willis/Aaron Coe Moody Publishers I need to state my bias at the beginning of the review. I am a pastor in a congregation of one of the most liberal denominations on the planet.  That doesn’t … Continue reading

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Indigenous Poetics in Canada

Indigenous Poetics in Canada Editor  Neal McLeod Wilfrid Laurier University Press I asked to read this book because I fell in love with the title. The idea of tasting a different way of understanding poetic language grabbed my attention. Looking … Continue reading

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Umami

Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste Ole G. Mouritsen, Klavs Styrbæk Columbia University Press Umami is a fascinating book that explores the physiology and chemistry of taste. The authors take us on a tour of a rarely seen … Continue reading

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Old Fields

Old Fields John R. Stilgoe University of Virginia Press Old Fields is a book that talks about the touching point of fantasy, landscape and glamour photography. The thesis is that both fantasy and glamour have a way of ‘bending’ light … Continue reading

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Close-up and Macro Photography

Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography (Focus On series) Focus on the Fundamentals Clive Branson Taylor & Francis Group Focal Press This photography book is very readable and filled with beautiful pictures and hints about how to produce your own. … Continue reading

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The Asquinn Twins

The Asquinn Twins: Frontier Life/ Where the Trail Forks Heather Radford The Asquinn Twin books of which Frontier Life and Where the Trail Forks are books one and two are stories of the Asquinn family as they arrive from Wales … Continue reading

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Sex + Faith

Sex + Faith Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence Kate Ott Westminster John Knox Press Sex + Faith is a very well written book that talks about the intersection of sex and faith and their development. In each … Continue reading

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Bullying Under Attack

Bullying Under Attack Edited by John Meyer and Stephanie Meyer, Emily Sperber and Heather Alexander Teen Ink Books Health Communications Inc. Bullying Under Attack is a collection of essays, memoirs and poems about the experience of bullying. It is unique … Continue reading

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The Vegan Stoner Cookbook

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook Sarah Conrique, Graham I. Haynes Crown Publishing Group I looked at this cookbook hoping for a way to make vegetables more interesting and provide some variety on the occasional evenings when I am in the mood … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian Thomas King University of Minnesota Press Thomas King takes us through a different history of North America in his book The Inconvenient Indian though he refers to it as an account because it isn’t a rigorous academic … Continue reading

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