Author Archives: Ordinary Servant

Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Convergent Books Price: $14.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN                 Description Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a […]

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Anchor Price: $16.00 Purchase: Amazon                 Description “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We […]

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Book Review: On Writing by Stephen King

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Scribner; 10 Anv edition ISBN-10: 1439156816 Price: $17.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN               Description Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools […]

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What Side Are You On?

How many times have you heard… “I’m a Christian,” “I believe in Jesus,” “God speaks to me.”  But when you look closely, you see no evidence of Him. They profess Christ. They pray. They attend church faithfully, or not. They post Scripture memes on Facebook, and have all their Christianese down pat. Yet, somehow, they carry […]

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Scribner ISBN-10: 074324754X ISBN-13: 978-0743247542 Price: $17.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN               Description Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like […]

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Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray

Series: Seven Deadly Sins Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Touchstone (February 7, 2017) ISBN-10: 1501134108 ISBN-13: 978-1501134104 Price: $15.00 Purchase: Amazon | BN             Description From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between […]

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Christianity Today

I don’t know about you, but lately, I see so much confusion within Christianity. What happened to the simplicity of the gospel? Where did it go? I was one of those Christians who never read their Bible, but in the past couple of years, I have been reading it diligently. To my surprise, I am slowly […]

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Another Gospel

They tell you to ignore and deny your sickness, depression, and pain. And when you pray, and nothing changes, it’s YOUR fault, because you don’t have enough faith. How many of you know that’s a bunch of hogwash? For whatever reason, some people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the fact that depression and anxiety is an illness and disability. […]

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The Day I Deleted 3,000 Friends

From 2014 through 2015, I went from blogging and reviewing Christian genre, to crime fiction and urban literature. I enjoyed it, and in the process, learned a great deal about myself, and others. However, once I rededicated my life to Christ in the beginning of 2016, I had to reevaluate things. What I was doing, […]

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Ta-Ta 2016… Hello 2017!

2016… what can I say? You were like a bad marriage on steroids. Lots of downs, and not enough ups. But like any other commitment, we trudged along together through every obstacle with gritted teeth. But boy did you hit us with some doozies. There were a lot of disappointments, shedding, and letting go of people, places, […]

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A Spectacle of Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada

Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Zondervan (October 4, 2016) ISBN-10: 0310346770 Price: $11.72 Purchase: CBD | Amazon | BN               Description Do you ever wonder why God created you? The Bible spells it out plainly: God created you to showcase His glory—to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every […]

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