Beeda’s Book Reviews

Beeda Speis reviews Christian non-fiction books, featuring a variety of authors. She tries to support the writers she meets online and at conferences by purchasing and reading their books.

Feel free to add your own thoughts and book reviews for the books you’ve also read, or recommend a book that you particularly enjoyed.

Paradise Isle

The Book: Paradise Isle by Serlina Rose Description from Amazon: Paradise Isle is a poetic collection featuring the theme “Paradise Isle” of the Caribbean; OR, as many may know it, “Waitukubuli” or “the Nature Isle/Nature Island.” This book includes various lengths of poems, such as haikus, verses, etc. Accompanying some of the poems are a […]

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Can You Hear Me?

The Book: Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss by Y.Y. Chan, A Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal Winner 2021 (Children – Religious Theme) Description from Amazon Can good things really come from bad things?Why does God allow bad things to happen?Will Daddy still be able to hear me from Heaven? These are

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The New Bug in Town

The Book: The New Bug in Town by Brandi Smeltzer, Illustrated by Emily Zieroth Inside Back Cover Description: Life was comfortable in Larvadale…until the new bug moved to town. The New Bug in Town illustrates the danger in judging others by their appearances and encourages children to welcome each other’s differences while they learn something

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The 6 Seasons of Calling

The Book: The 6 Seasons of Calling: Discovering Your Purpose in Each Stage of Life, by Brian Sanders Back Cover Description: “Let’s be honest: for most of us, our calling isn’t revealed in a singular moment of divine purpose. That’s not how God usually works. We grow, shift, and change over the course of our

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Peter the Turtle Can’t Poop

The Book: Peter the Turtle Can’t Poop by Kim Wilch Description from the back cover: On his adventure, Peter discovers treasures on the beach. Little does he know how harmful litter is to a turtle. Alone on his journey, he gets stuck on the shore and has tummy troubles. Who will come to his rescue?

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Approaching the Almighty

The Book: Approaching the Almighty: 100 Prayers of A. W. Tozer, Compiled by Phil Shappard Publisher’s Description: Discover the never-before-published prayers of A. W. Tozer as he opens his sermons. Is there a holier moment than when a preacher steps into the pulpit and opens the Scriptures before the people of the Lord? A. W.

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Tamar by Shadia Hrichi

The Book: Tamar Rediscovering the God Who Redeems Me by Shadia Hrichi Book Description from the back cover: If God can choose the Canaanite Tamar to continue the line through which Christ would come, can anything keep Him from weaving your story into His redemptive plan? Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah, is the first woman listed

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It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life (link is for the 75th Anniversary book) is my favorite Christmas movie. I watch it almost every year on Christmas Eve as I wrap presents. (I’m a bit of a procrastinator.) The movie wasn’t initially meant to be a Christmas movie. It wasn’t even very well received when it was released

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