Discovering God Through the Arts

A book review of Discovering God Through the Arts: How We Can Grow Closer to God by Appreciating Beauty & Creativity by Terry Glaspey Stars: ***** Moody Publishers (2021)Christian Personal Growth272 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:… Read More »

The Handbook of Love: A Guide to You Love Life by Bruce L. Thompson Jr.

Stars: *** Summary: Poetic Prose about love in it’s many forms.  To me this books seems like a cross between poetry and affirmations about love. Each chapter is about a different type of love. Chapters all start with “Love is” and finish with words such as the Revolution, the Battle, the Power, the Correction, Life,… Read More »

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Poetry Reviews

April is National Poetry Month and SMS Book Reviews is participating in a National Poetry Month Blog Tour. The Poetry Tour is being hosted at Savvy Verse & Wit, a great blog for poetry enthusiasts and book lovers. If you’ve been following the tour you’ll recoginize the first book I’m reviewing but after you read… Read More »

Towards Understanding by Lillian Brummet

Stars: **** If you are a frequent visitor here, you may remember that I reviewed (and gave away) a book title Trash Talk by Dave and Lillian Brummet. This is a poetry book by just Lillian. Summary: Follow the author as she battles her past demons, raises her voice in anger, discovers self-awareness and recovers… Read More »

Sacred Fire by Nancy Wood

Stars: **** I picked this book up while browsing for poem books in the Children’s Non-fiction section of the library. “Using the Old Man* as her guide, Nancy Wood chronicles the history, religion, legends, and philosophy of the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest in poetry and prose of haunting richness. Frank Howell’s magnificient paintings evoke… Read More »

Earth Magic by Dionne Brand

Stars : **** Illustrations by Eugenie Fernandes A Canadian poem book written by a former Carribean women. Each poem depicts an aspect of life in the Carribean. They are short and sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. Even as a person who doesn’t much like poetry, I enjoyed these poems. This post is Copyright 2001-2012… Read More »

Shoe Shakes by Lori Lesynski

Stars: **** I recieved this book for review from Annick Press. Shoe Shakes is a picture book for ages 4-5 although my 2 year old enjoyed hearing me read it. Instead of being one story it’s a bunch of poems, both short and long. In this book, each one has to do with shoes or… Read More »