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The Christian Bookworm

The Christian Bookworm

By SK Bell

A weekly podcast that tells you about a fiction, nonfiction, and children's book written by and for Christians
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53- Liz Tolsma of Christian Historical Fiction Talk Podcast!

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53- Liz Tolsma of Christian Historical Fiction Talk Podcast!
53- Liz Tolsma of Christian Historical Fiction Talk Podcast!
This week I am so excited to get to share a conversation with Liz Tolsma of Christian Historical Fiction Talk Podcast!   Full show notes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
33:06
January 20, 2023
52- Christmas AND non-Christmas
52- Christmas AND non-Christmas
This week I'm talking about whether or not it is selfish to not be feeling merry around the holidays and I'm sharing an update on my current Christmas reads + some non-Christmas reads for those who aren't into holiday reading.  Full show notes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html 
34:28
December 07, 2022
51- Christmas 2022!
51- Christmas 2022!
This is my third annual Christmas episode with my mom, Cindy (The Queen of Christmas!) We've got book recommendations, a movie recommendation, and some general Christmassy bookish fun to share.  Full show notes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
26:47
November 27, 2022
50- Great depression and former slaves, parenting, and mini mysteries for the middle grade crowd
50- Great depression and former slaves, parenting, and mini mysteries for the middle grade crowd
Full show notes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
17:11
November 09, 2022
49- Christy Awards, homesteading, a book about books, children's devotional
49- Christy Awards, homesteading, a book about books, children's devotional
This episode is all about the 2022 Christy Awards finalists I've read/have on my shelves, a historical fiction about homesteaders, a nonfiction book all about other books, and the children's devotional we've been enjoying lately. Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
22:20
October 14, 2022
48- Ancient prophecy, dreaming big, and middle grade set in Scotland!
48- Ancient prophecy, dreaming big, and middle grade set in Scotland!
This week I've got a few other fun Christian book podcast/YouTube recommendations and three great Christian books to add to your TBR list! Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html 
16:54
September 23, 2022
47- Currently reading + what I'll read next
47- Currently reading + what I'll read next
This week I'm sharing my current reads and some new releases I'm excited to read next! Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com
38:39
July 29, 2022
46- Family dynamics and read-alouds with Robin W Pearson
46- Family dynamics and read-alouds with Robin W Pearson
This week I'm chatting with Christy Award winning author Robin W Pearson about her powerful new book on family dynamics and some of her favorite read-alouds with her children. Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
21:58
July 19, 2022
45- Summer reading, suspense, hard nonfiction, and a fantasy middle grade series
45- Summer reading, suspense, hard nonfiction, and a fantasy middle grade series
This week I'm telling you about the summer reading programs we've joined, the perfect suspenseful beach read, a nonfiction book that wasn't pleasant to read but challenged and grew me, and a middle grade fantasy series. Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
23:31
June 23, 2022
44- Currently reading and fantasy with James E Merritt
44- Currently reading and fantasy with James E Merritt
This week I am telling you about my current reads and chatting with a guest about fantasy... and all things bookish, of course! Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
41:33
June 01, 2022
43- New releases, fiction Narnia fans will love, travel, and middle grade historical fiction
43- New releases, fiction Narnia fans will love, travel, and middle grade historical fiction
This week I'm telling you about the new releases publishers just sent me, a secular book Christian readers might love, a travel memoir, and middle grade historical fiction. Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
26:04
May 19, 2022
42- Re-reading, hurricane romance, savoring a slower life, and hope
42- Re-reading, hurricane romance, savoring a slower life, and hope
This week I'm sharing my thoughts on re-reading and recommending a contemporary romance set during a hurricane, a manifesto for slowing down and cherishing the life right in front of us, and a picture book with a message of hope. Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
25:42
May 11, 2022
41- A bookish weekend, revolutionary war time slip, CIA memoir, and an inspiring little boy
41- A bookish weekend, revolutionary war time slip, CIA memoir, and an inspiring little boy
This week I'm talking about a bookish weekend, a revolutionary war time slip, a CIA memoir, and an inspiring little boy whose story warmed my heart. Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
25:35
May 04, 2022
40- Listener recommendations of all kinds!
40- Listener recommendations of all kinds!
This episode is full of listener recommendations, a great episode for finding recommendations very different from my usual recs! Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
21:38
April 28, 2022
39- Multiple perspectives, brain science + faith, and a middle grade Bible study
39- Multiple perspectives, brain science + faith, and a middle grade Bible study
This week I'm sharing exciting news and telling you all about a contemporary Christian fiction featuring lots of issues and multiple perspectives, a powerful nonfiction that combines faith with brain science to bring peace and healing into your life, and a middle grade girls' Bible study on Miriam & courage! Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
24:08
April 21, 2022
38- sweet fiction, forgiveness after wrongful incarceration, others' opinions vs God's opinions
38- sweet fiction, forgiveness after wrongful incarceration, others' opinions vs God's opinions
In this episode I'm talking about sweet contemporary fiction, forgiveness after wrongful incarceration, and others' opinions vs God's opinions of us. You can find full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
17:37
April 13, 2022
37- A scandalous Christian-y movie, 80s teenage pregnancy, cancer, and biblical fiction
37- A scandalous Christian-y movie, 80s teenage pregnancy, cancer, and biblical fiction
Today I'm chatting about a scandalous Christian-y movie, an 80s teenage pregnancy, a powerful cancer journey, and biblical fiction. Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
29:35
April 07, 2022
36- Bookish bad habits, WWII, Christian celebrities, a picture book explaining God
36- Bookish bad habits, WWII, Christian celebrities, a picture book explaining God
In this episode I'm talking about bookish bad habits, WWII, Christian celebrities, and a picture book explaining God. Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
29:47
March 31, 2022
35- Where to find books, YA historical fiction fantasy, stretching my empathy muscles, adventure!
35- Where to find books, YA historical fiction fantasy, stretching my empathy muscles, adventure!
In this episode I'll tell you about how I find books, YA historical fiction fantasy, stretching my empathy muscles, and a middle grade adventure I can't stop recommending! Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
27:55
March 23, 2022
34- Suspense, creating, and being just who God made you to be!
34- Suspense, creating, and being just who God made you to be!
Thoughts on "Christian fiction," suspense, creating, and being just who God made you to be! Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
17:54
March 14, 2022
33- lighthearted AND emotional fiction, healing nonfiction, and the perfect read-aloud for Easter!
33- lighthearted AND emotional fiction, healing nonfiction, and the perfect read-aloud for Easter!
The importance of knowing what tone you prefer in a book, lighthearted AND emotional fiction, healing nonfiction, and the perfect read-aloud for Easter! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
22:58
March 07, 2022
32- Deeper contemporary chick lit and allegory with Liana George
32- Deeper contemporary chick lit and allegory with Liana George
Joining me this week is Liana George, author of Perfectly Arranged. Full shownotes available at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
14:26
February 24, 2022
31- contemporary fiction, medical technology, and a board book about God's love
31- contemporary fiction, medical technology, and a board book about God's love
Today I'm chatting about tracking my books before recommending contemporary fiction + nonfiction about fascinating (and scary?) medical technology, and my four-year-old, D, is recommending a board nook about God's love. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
25:32
February 05, 2022
30- My life as a book blogger, fiction in China, boundaries, the mark of the beast
30- My life as a book blogger, fiction in China, boundaries, the mark of the beast
This week I'm chatting with you about how I get free books from publishers! This is the ins and outs, pros and cons of reviewing books... And some book recommendations too, of course! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
33:31
January 13, 2022
29- Books to support your 2022 goals
29- Books to support your 2022 goals
Happy New Year! You told me your goals, resolutions, and Words of the Year. I put together a list of books I thought might help! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
33:57
January 01, 2022
28.5- I need your help!
28.5- I need your help!
Let me know your 2022 goal or word of the Year and I will recommend a book I think you might enjoy! Email me at skbell36@gmail.com or leave a message for the show through Anchor.fm/thechristianbookworm/message
01:17
December 28, 2021
28- Christmas with Sara's mom, Cindy
28- Christmas with Sara's mom, Cindy
This week I'm chatting with my mom, the queen of Christmas! We're talking about Christmas reads, great gifts for bookworms, and the general magic of the holiday season. Full shownotes available at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
26:25
November 26, 2021
27- Deep nonfiction and books set in Texas with Brenda McDearmon
27- Deep nonfiction and books set in Texas with Brenda McDearmon
Deep nonfiction and books set in Texas with Brenda McDearmon. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
16:51
November 18, 2021
26- Historical fiction, history, true crime and dystopian with Tracy Stone Lawson!
26- Historical fiction, history, true crime and dystopian with Tracy Stone Lawson!
This week you'll get to meet Tracy Stone Lawson and hear about a few too many books, as per usual :] Full shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
19:37
November 05, 2021
25- Legacies of love, TBR fiction, and C's new leveled reader favorites
25- Legacies of love, TBR fiction, and C's new leveled reader favorites
Legacies of love, fiction on my to-be-read stack, and my five-year-old's new leveled reader favorites. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
25:27
October 16, 2021
24- Reading Discernment, Shana, Currently Reading
24- Reading Discernment, Shana, Currently Reading
This week I'm chatting about NY New quest for discernment in my reading life, telling you about a Christian author friend who just passed away, and sharing a little about the books I'm currently reading. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
34:15
September 16, 2021
23- Back to School!
23- Back to School!
So many of us are in school mode right now that I thought some school-themed fiction, homeschool nonfiction and children's fiction would be fun paired with a peek into my family's homeschool plans for the year ahead. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
27:19
August 29, 2021
22- Books My Grandma Loved
22- Books My Grandma Loved
This fiction-heavy episode covers one nonfiction recommendation for moms, five secular children's selections, and several historical and women's fiction novels my grandmother loved. Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
30:30
August 12, 2021
21- We're back!
21- We're back!
Kicking off season 2 with a personal life update and a whole slew of books I read over the break! Full shownotes available at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
34:03
July 14, 2021
20- Q&A and YOUR recommendations!
20- Q&A and YOUR recommendations!
Our season 1 finale is my favorite episode yet. Ryan joined me to read your questions and I answered them... And a few of you shared some really great recommendations! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
35:26
May 13, 2021
19- Making a difference, saying yes, and rethinking parables with Peyton Roberts
19- Making a difference, saying yes, and rethinking parables with Peyton Roberts
Peyton Roberts is joining us this week to chat about her debut novel, blow mind with a nonfiction book I really needed, and share a children's recommendation I can't wait to get my hands on! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
36:32
April 28, 2021
18- miracles with Amber Van Linge
18- miracles with Amber Van Linge
Amber Van Linge talks about her new miracle-focused fiction series and her favorite Christian picture books before I tell you about a nonfiction miracle healing memoir I loved! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/2021/04/episode-18-christian-bookworm-podcast.html
27:53
April 14, 2021
17- WWII time slip, loving your people better, the sweetest board book
17- WWII time slip, loving your people better, the sweetest board book
WWII time slip, loving your people better, the sweetest board book! Full shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
21:55
March 31, 2021
Episode 16- Contemporary fiction, side hustle goals, middle grade!
Episode 16- Contemporary fiction, side hustle goals, middle grade!
This week I'm telling you about two contemporary fiction novels, a great nonfiction to inspire your side hustle, and a great middle grade novel to inspire your Middle Grade March! Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/2021/03/episode-16-christian-bookworm-podcast.html?m=1
25:47
March 17, 2021
15- Historical fiction, Enneagram, children's chapter books with Sara's son
15- Historical fiction, Enneagram, children's chapter books with Sara's son
This week I'm telling you all about a historical fiction in the mountains of Kentucky and a great Enneagram book for Christians, then interviewing my son about his favorite early chapter book series. Full show notes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
21:48
March 04, 2021
14- time slip, encouragement for busy moms, a picture book, and guest Amanda Wen
14- time slip, encouragement for busy moms, a picture book, and guest Amanda Wen
Chatting today with the lovely Amanda Wen about her debut time slip novel, sharing a great book encouraging to-do-list loving moms, and a picture book the whole family adores! Shownotes at www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
27:14
February 18, 2021
13- 1960s Detroit, happy marriages, and a creation board book
13- 1960s Detroit, happy marriages, and a creation board book
1960s Detroit, happy marriages, and a creation board book. Full shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
21:34
February 04, 2021
12.5 Mini Episode- My Favorite Homeschool Book!
12.5 Mini Episode- My Favorite Homeschool Book!
My very favorite secular read of 2020, a homeschool book great for non-homeschoolers too, somehow didn't make it into episode 11! I'm remedying that today. Shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
06:53
January 13, 2021
12- a haunting, an inspiring marriage memoir, and my favorite childhood series
12- a haunting, an inspiring marriage memoir, and my favorite childhood series
12- a haunting, an inspiring marriage memoir, and my favorite childhood series! Shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
22:16
January 07, 2021
11- Best secular fiction of 2020, reading goals
11- Best secular fiction of 2020, reading goals
This week I'm sharing my 2021 word of the year + reading goals along with my favorite secular books read in 2020. Shownotes available at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
32:17
December 30, 2020
10- Romance, history, and a picture book with Sabrina
10- Romance, history, and a picture book with Sabrina
Sabrina, behind-the-scenes team member of the podcast, shares a favorite suspenseful romance, history, and children's selection we hope you'll love. Shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/2020/12/episode-10-christian-bookworm-podcast.html?m=1
39:37
December 23, 2020
9- Contemporary fiction, momoir, early readers you won't hate
9- Contemporary fiction, momoir, early readers you won't hate
Contemporary fiction, momoir, early readers you won't hate. Shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
26:29
December 16, 2020
8- Search and rescue, home management, TGTB picture books
8- Search and rescue, home management, TGTB picture books
A search and rescue suspense series, a nonfiction to help you with your home management goals, and four great picture book selections from The Good and the Beautiful Library. Shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
20:14
December 09, 2020
7- timeslip, essay collection, TGTB readers
7- timeslip, essay collection, TGTB readers
My homeschool choices this year, historical fiction timeslip, a five-star essay collection, and three selections for young readers from our favorite Christian homeschool company's book publications! Links in shownotes: http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
25:02
December 02, 2020
6- Christmas!
6- Christmas!
This week Sara's mom is on the show and giving you all the Christmas recommendations your heart could hope for! Shownotes at http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
33:53
November 26, 2020
5- Post-apocalyptic fiction, TV celebrity memoir, Thanksgiving picture books with Ryan
5- Post-apocalyptic fiction, TV celebrity memoir, Thanksgiving picture books with Ryan
Our first guest- Sara's husband, Ryan! Lots of extra books today... Post-apocalyptic fiction, TV celebrity memoir, movie versions of both, and five more Thanksgiving picture book recommendations.
32:33
November 18, 2020
4- epistolary fiction, missionary memoir, Thanksgiving picture books
4- epistolary fiction, missionary memoir, Thanksgiving picture books
Cheerful recommendations... A contemporary epistolary novel, a memoir about an inspiring young woman, and five Thanksgiving picture books.
23:20
November 11, 2020
3- suspense, poetry, 5-star middle grade fiction
3- suspense, poetry, 5-star middle grade fiction
Little Free Library, a suspense/thriller perfect for Bourne Identity fans, a poetry book to encourage and support you, and a five-star middle grade fiction
20:33
November 04, 2020
2- PTSD fiction, personality frameworks, fruit of the spirit picture book
2- PTSD fiction, personality frameworks, fruit of the spirit picture book
Book awards, fiction that addresses PTSD, nonfiction all about personality frameworks, and a picture book that helps children understand God through the fruits of the spirit.
22:31
October 28, 2020
1- timeslip, healing nonfiction, children's devotional
1- timeslip, healing nonfiction, children's devotional
The historical fiction time slip I love, the nonfiction that completely changed my life, and the children's devotional my whole family adores. http://www.authorskbell.com/p/shownotes.html
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October 21, 2020
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October 14, 2020