Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The following reviews are listed in alphabetical order by book title.

  • Design Your Day – Claire Diaz Ortiz (Moody Publishers Jan 2016)

Just when I had almost given up on the notion that I would somehow make order out of the chaos that is my life, I found Claire’s book, Design Your Day. I must admit, I picked up her book with skepticism. What did this book hold that every other book or article on organization didn’t?

“There are a lot of books out there about goal setting. This one is special,” Claire boldly asserts.

Only a few pages in, I hoped her declaration would hold true. By the end of the first chapter, I found out she was absolutley right. It is special. In this short but power packed easy read, Claire lays out a simple process in identifying, clarifying, and setting realistic goals. I stopped when she instructed me to stop and I completed the tasks as I read along. I finished the last page excited to start my next day.

My next, planned out and organized day.

I knew the proof would be in the sustainability of the goals and routine the book allowed me to develop. Yet again, she didn’t disappoint. I am now weeks into my new routine and I have been more productive and focused than ever before. If you want to drastically improve your productivity and inspiration for that productivity, please, give Design Your Day a chance. You won’t be sorry.

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.


  • Where I EndKatherine Elizabeth Clark (Moody Publishers Jan 2018)

Publishers aren’t always eager to print memoirs these days and for good reason I suppose. I don’t presume to know the ins and outs of publishing nor can I see the industry from their perspective. As a reader however, Where I End by Katherine Elizabeth Clark, is the perfect example of why I wish the industry would be quicker to print these beautiful stories that hold timeless truths.

Katherine skillfully weaves hope through a story riddled with tragedy and sadness. I was moved to tears but more importantly, through this book, I was moved to reflection. I hugged my children the next morning in a whole new way. As a mother who has also experienced tragedy, I felt like I was right there with her. In the pain, in the grief, and even in the triumph. Her perspective on scriptural truths comes from a heart truly touched by the Master and that was clear throughout this book. It was a super fast read yet one that will stay with me for a long time to come. I highly recommend this book. In fact, I dare say, there is no one that will not, at least in some way, be touched by this one of a kind book.

I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

  • Another to come soon…