When the Fairy Dust Settles: A Mother and Her Daughter Discuss What Really Matters
From Publishers Weekly:
"Parshall, host of the conservative radio talk show Janet Parshall’s America, and her daughter Perry, an attorney, engage in dialogue about issues facing Christian women today. They take on some practical topics, from plastic surgery (Perry, a gorgeous 30-year-old, is embarrassed to admit she’s thought about getting it) to perfectionism and household debt. Perry in particular cultivates a strong, confessional resonance with the reader. Whether she’s feeling inadequate (despite appearing here as the consummate overachiever) or is struggling with the urge to overspend, many female readers are sure to identify. One of the most interesting aspects of the book is that in addition to drawing from a well of relevant scriptures (and facing down the inevitable specter of the Proverbs 31 Woman), the authors also dip into various fairy tales and children’s stories for inspiration—Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. Non-evangelical readers may disagree with some the authors’ conclusions on social and theological issues, but then again, this mother and daughter don’t always see eye to eye, either; Parshall is clearly more to the right than her daughter."
Sand in My Sandwich
(And Other Motherhood Messes I'm Learning to Love)
From the Publisher:
You know that thing when you’re in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven’t brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter asking for war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Mainly, she gets that conflicted feeling of finding her kids hanging out in the dogs’ cages and happily realizing they have stopped getting into trouble for a minute. According to Perry, “The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God,” and readers get to watch the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life, laughing at her missteps, aching at her tragedies, and recognizing themselves along the way. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs, but from the chaos of her “ordinary” life she pulls the universal truths of motherhood, addressing them with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will make the reader think, That sounds a lot like my crazy life. Perry helps mothers realize they aren’t alone, even if they’ve fallen off the straight and narrow of their intended path and are instead laying in the ditch next to it. Life’s a mess. But as Perry reminds us, it’s all for a purpose.
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The Horse of My Heart - Stories of the Horses We Love
Callie Smith Grant, Ed.
(Revell, October 6, 2015)
From the Publisher:
Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts.With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E. Ondov, Wanda Dyson, and Sarah Parshall Perry, these true stories of horses and the people who love them are sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, and sometimes miraculous. As she did in her dog and cat story collections, Callie Grant Smith has compiled another perfect read for animal lovers.