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Book Review - The French Promise by Fiona McIntosh

Luc Bonet, a French Maquisard falls in love with a beautiful British spy, Lisette, during World War 2 . Though, Luc struggles with Lisette’s war “assignment” (a German General named Markus Kilian), he still tries to help her in any way he can. After the war, Luc learns his adopted family died in a concentration camp in Germany. He bemoans the lack of details about their last days and wishes to find out more. He is unsuccessful. As a result of his failure, he becomes depressed and it affects his relationship with Lisette. After few unhappy post-war years, Luc and Lisette decide to move to Australia to start a new life. With two children and a prospering lavender farm after years of hard work, the Luc Bonet, now Ravens, finally seems content with life. However, old war wounds reopen with the letters from Markus Kilian’s son, Max Vogel. Shortly after receiving Max Vogel’s letter, Lisette dies in a swimming accident alongside her son. Lisette’s death devastates Luc so much that he si

Interview: Teju Cole’s “Every Day Is for the Thief”

The Sovereignty of Quiet by Kevin Quashie

The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture ( Rutgers University Press , 2012) was written by Kevin Quashie. It is about moving away from what we think about Black stereotypes - the necessity of going beyond our notion of black’s natural “loud” expressiveness to recognise their capacity for introspection, reflection, determination, and thought. The Sovereignty of Quiet: Kevin Quashie: Books ISBN : 0813553105 ISBN-13 : 9780813553108 Related articles Drinking Milk from the Well of Black Motherhood and Breaking Bread Over Black Bodies ( How to use Introspection (

Free Audiobook: What Happens When Women Say “Yes” to God – Lysa TerKeurst

“Total obedience to Christ can transform an ordinary life into a remarkable journey. This is the hope found in the liberating message of Lysa TerKeurst--president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. In What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Lysa shares inspiring stories from her own life along with compelling biblical insights as she describes what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. Readers will learn to: discern the voice of God and truly say yes to His call see what wholehearted obedience looks like on a daily basis give themselves to God and let Him affect lives around them. This book reveals how honoring God produces a life of deep joy and great purpose. It is an invitation to seek God and boldly ask for and expect more from the Christian life.” - Download audio file from