Summer is passing. Dive into the pool or lake while you can. Then dive into that book you’ve been wanting to read! Click the images above for good picks in fiction, memoir, nonfiction. Or enjoy a collection of inspirational poetry.


by Nancy Swihart

When Judd and Nancy Swihart moved, with their three children, from Southern California to a farm in Kansas, they joined God in an adventure that unfolded in a rural setting along Kitten Creek Road. Nancy had dreamed of a L’Abri style center in Kansas. As God-given dreams often do, this one turned out differently than first envisioned. It’s the story of how God brought about a rustic-farm, Christian-outreach center called Wellspring. Read how He used people with their unique gifts, the land with its resources and features, even the farm animals to shape a unique and far-reaching experience of what Francis Schaeffer called “The God Who Is There.”

Nancy is the co-author of Beside Every Great Dad (Tyndale, 1993). She has served as: Professor of English and Department Head of General Studies at Manhattan Christian College; speaker at women’s retreats and conferences; and founding member of Wellspring, Inc.


There have been horrific times before in history. We humans like to think we have learned from those experiences and that we wouldn’t let such things happen again. Can we learn from history? Will we? Or must history repeat itself?…. (read more)