Check It Out Category: Picks by Joyce

Staff Pick: The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor

Picture of JoyceIf you like a high testosterone protagonist in fast-paced political thrillers then Scot Harvath might be the man you’re looking for. The ex-Navy Seal finds himself in a variety of situations, from working as a Secret Service Agent to Homeland Security to a covert operative in Brad Thor’s series. The brave hero, a dastardly villain, and an enticing woman find themselves embroiled in these page-turners resembling Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp. Start with The Lions of Lucerne and hold on for the ride!

Staff Pick: Hidden Figures

Picture of JoyceDon’t miss Hidden Figures, the story of the incredible African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race. In the days before computers that we take so for granted, there were women, brilliant in the field of mathematics, whose calculations were vital in sending John Glenn and the Friendship 7 into space and returning them safely to earth. It’s inspiring history brought to life!

Staff Pick: The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

Picture of JoyceI’m not a minimalist, but I’m slowly working towards it. I don’t want stuff to dominate my life. Do you have clothes in your closet that are three sizes smaller than what you currently wear? Are you holding onto items from your parents that you will never use? Do you have ten sets of sheets but only own two beds? Then The Joy of Less is the book for you! Too much stuff weighs us down, takes up our time, and clutters our homes and minds.  Author Francine Jay encourages us to deal with clutter, get rid of excess, and live happily with less.

Staff Pick: The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts

Picture of JoyceThe Hardest Peace is the heart-wrenching, grace-filled journey of Kara Tippetts. This intimate view into her life follows her through a painful childhood, falling in love with her husband, treatment for stage-IV cancer, and finally to her sickbed with young children cuddled alongside. Through it all Kara shows us the story God has been writing: one of forgiveness, grace, trust, and beauty even in the midst of life’s hard times.