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Reviews: Nonfiction

Review: Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

Having been a mom for over two decades, I have experienced survival mode intimately several times. Everyone is susceptible to becoming overwhelmed—too busy and too tired to have any hope that things can ever improve—but there’s something about being a mom that seems to invite this condition. One mom who has overcome survival mode is […]

Review: Cartier Finder of the St. Lawrence by Ronald Syme

Young Jacques Cartier, fishing the Grand Banks of Newfoundland with his father, was curious about the land he saw westward, but no one else was interested.  They just wanted to catch cod and go home. When Cartier grew up and became captain on his own ship, he no longer wanted to fish in the cold […]

Review: The Boy in the Picture by Ray Argyle

  All Canadians know the photograph of the Driving of the Last Spike, the historic moment signifying completion of the great railway that Canada’s confederation was built on.  But look closely at the picture.  Who’s that boy right in the middle of all the dignitaries, behind the one driving the spike? He’s Edward Mallandaine, known […]

Review: 10 Days Without by Daniel Day

In 10 Days Without:  Daring Adventures in Discomfort that Will Change Your World and You, Daniel Day presents “A Rebellion against Apathy. A Strategy for Action.” He is tired of his own apathy, ‘slacktivism’ he calls it, when he hears about things but does not do anything concrete about them.  Day wants to encourage everyone else […]

Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer

I just don’t know where to begin with this review.  I have 19 pages of notes…from a 109 page book!  Obviously I can’t share them all in this review, but let me tell you one thing: If you have ever felt out of balance, wondered how to get things done and how to determine what […]