Toolshop, Bookshop

This page is my "one stop shop" for some of the tools and resources I mention in the blog. This includes books that I talk about in my "What I have been reading" series. Some resources are free, and some are "affiliate links," which means that if you choose to purchase the product, I will get a commission. I will not post any resource here that I have not used, read, or otherwise tried out before sharing it with you. You can also look at other recommended products that I have not mentioned in my blog by visiting my Amazon Store.

Living in Community

I review Fleeing Herod: A Journey Through Coptic Egypt with the Holy Family in this post. It's a wonderful travel memoir that follows the Holy Family's steps through Egypt. The author enlivens the story with transformational conversations he has with the people he meets.

I review The Wrong Kind of Muslim in this post. It's a gripping read about the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan, and what you and I can do to change that.


I discuss The Five Love Languages for Children in this post. I have read many parenting books (seven and counting), and this one tops my list. I have seen with my own children how speaking to them in their "love language" preemptively resolves numerous behavior problems. Click on the image to the left to buy it. 

Productivity and Time Management

I shared the time management tools I use in this post. These are the products that I have found helpful:

I discuss 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life in this post. This is a short and practical ebook on having more discipline by a blogger who balances many different roles in her life. You can also read (for free) the blogs posts upon which she based this book. The book expands upon those posts and provides additional resources. It's available in Kindle and PDF formats.

Searching for Work

I review So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love in this post. A truly useful book that bucks the common "wisdom" of "following your passion" to find work you love.