The Moretti Trilogy Blog Tour: Interview with Kristina Hall

Today, I have the exquisite honor of interviewing the one and only Kristina Hall. She’s the author of my favorite books, a brilliant editor, a really good armwrestler, and just an epic person in general. (She also happens to be my sister. Like, what did I ever do to get such an amazing sister? That’s grace, there.)

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Review: Ella Pursued by Hannah Foster

Ella Pursued by Hannah Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was such a sweet story! From the very first page, this one was just warm and welcoming. I loved the environment of Joe and Ella’s church! And despite this being a short story, I connected especially with Ella. No spoilers here, but I’m glad everything turned out as it did for her. Joe was a great character, too – just what Ella needed. He was a wise guy!

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Review: Sing a Song Again by Katja H. Labonté

Sing a Song Again by Katja H. Labonté

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Oh my, what an authentic, truth-filled story! I really enjoyed reading this – Ashley felt very human with realistic emotions and desires and struggles. And Susanna! What a sweetheart. She was such a good friend. I loved it when the girls bonded over their love of books – even Sherlock Holmes! Yes! The way Susanna was such a faithful friend to Ashley in spite of initial repulsion was so powerful. And Ashley worked through real-life problems. A lot of books have characters that have suffered extremely dramatic pasts, and while that’s true for some people and works great for some characters, this book felt even more realistic because Ashley struggled with betrayal from a friend. Many people can empathize with that in one form or another.

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Mini-Review of Spurgeon’s Sermons Vols. 1-10

Spurgeon’s Sermons Vol. 1-10 by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I honestly don’t even know where to start on this review. Reading through all of these volumes took me around eight months, and I don’t regret it at all. The power and passion in these sermons is immense, as well as the wisdom and Biblical knowledge. While I don’t agree with everything Spurgeon said (there were a few weird lines about evolution/age of the earth, etc.), there was so much goodness that I could easily overlook a few differences. The love this man had for Christ was enormous, and just reading these sermons showed a man of God who truly loved and knew Jesus so deeply. He preached of the love of Jesus and the power of His Blood so often!

There was also stunning honesty as Spurgeon dealt with his own failures and his battles with depression. He never pulled punches in telling his congregation that Jesus is enough for everything that we could face, that Jesus saves and keeps His children completely and to the uttermost. These sermons weren’t a righteous man looking down his nose at his congregation, but rather a heartfelt, loving plea from a sinner to even the worst of sinners, because Jesus is the Savior, the loving Savior of the vilest. Spurgeon realized how vital the Gospel is, and he preached this Gospel with a desperation, like a man trying to save another from a burning building. I absolutely loved reading these sermons, and it’s evident that the Lord worked through Spurgeon mightily. To God be the glory for these wonderful sermons, and I am so thankful I had to chance to read them. I was very blessed by these sermons, and I would recommend these books to any Christian.