A dangerous book

Choosing the Good Portion: Women of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; edited by Patricia E. Clawson & Diane L. Olinger; published by The Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; cloth, 470 pages; © 2016   This is a dangerous book. Like Proverbs 31, it can make women feel inferior if they begin to … Continue reading A dangerous book

Redeemer Reader reviews Matthew Muddles Through

Greetings, readers! Janie over at Redeemed Reader has posted a review of the first book of my Matthew in the Middle series, Matthew Muddles Through.  Her review captures the spirit and time frame of the novel as she describes Matthew and his problems in creative ways. She notes that any reader with siblings can relate to some of them. … Continue reading Redeemer Reader reviews Matthew Muddles Through

Discovering Delight blog tour

I recently received news about an amazing Cross Focused blog tour of Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law. I'm thankful to David Woollin and the other folks at Reformation Heritage Books for their efforts in promoting my work. And I especially thank God for these wonderful reviews!

Writing & Living – a book review

Letters & Life: on being a writer, on being a Christian by Bret Lott Crossway; hard cover; 192 pages; © 2013 Book review by Glenda Mathes You have to admire a writer who admits to having received over 600 rejections. And who repeatedly confesses that he knows nothing about writing. Bret Lott's work always strikes … Continue reading Writing & Living – a book review

New reviews of Little One Lost

While doing some marketing research this morning, I discovered a few new online references to my recently published Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss. First, I found a positive review of Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss at the Reformed Reader blog. Andrew Compton (URCNA minister) writes that he attended Synod Nyack 2012 where he purchased Little One … Continue reading New reviews of Little One Lost

Two brothers, just like us

The following book review by Glenda Mathes appeared on page 40 of the April 11, 2012, issue of Christian Renewal. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith Timothy Keller; Dutton: New York, NY, 139 pp. Every Christian should read this book. Beginning a book review like that may be bad form, but … Continue reading Two brothers, just like us

An evangelical critiques the Evangelical Church (book review)

A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church by Warren Cole Smith; Authentic: Colorado Springs, CO, 265 pp. A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church demonstrates Warren Cole Smith’s writing excellence and experience. Accurate facts complement the book’s literary quality. An introduction titled “My Name  is Warren, and I’m a Recovering Evangelical” intrigues readers and pulls … Continue reading An evangelical critiques the Evangelical Church (book review)

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller, book review

Prodigious Love (a book review by Glenda Mathes) The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller; © 2008 by Timothy Keller; Dutton: New York, NY, 139 pp.   Every Christian should read this book. Beginning a book review like that may be bad form, but every Christian—backslidden or backboned, infant … Continue reading The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller, book review

The Help, book review

BOOK REVIEW by Glenda Mathes  The Help by Kathryn Stockett © 2009 by Kathryn Stockett Berkley Books: New York, NY, 534 pp.   While The Help tells about black domestics working for white housewives in Jackson, MS, during the 1960s, it also shows how a young woman loses her naiveté and her place in Southern society, … Continue reading The Help, book review

Secret of Chimneys

Mysteries were my standard reading fare during the long summer breaks between my highschool years. Ever since I've equated summer reading with mysteries. And although I now have several favorite authors, my first favorite mystery writer--and one who remains a favorite despite some criticisms--is Agatha Christie. Last night I read The Secret of Chimneys, one of her … Continue reading Secret of Chimneys