Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Annie's Recipe (Hope Chest of Dreams #2) by Lisa Jones Baker

Annie's Recipe (Hope Chest of Dreams #2)
 by Lisa Jones Baker


Three young Amish women, each gifted with a hand-carved hope chest, find that one by one, with patience and faith, their most blessed dreams for the future can come true... 

Annie Mast and Levi Miller were best friends until his father was shunned by the church. Now, ten years later, Levi has returned to Arthur, Illinois, for a brief visit, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Spending as much time together as possible, Annie finds herself dreaming of a future with Levi. And Levi is soon dreaming of building a home on a beautiful local hillside--to live in with Annie. Yet their longings are unlikely to become reality... 
Levi is part of the English world, and while Annie cannot see herself there, she knows she must reveal her heart's truth to him. And Levi, strongly reminded of his Amish roots, knows he must heal the bitterness of the past. And together, with love on their side, they just may find their way to an answered prayer.

My Thoughts:
I have been anxiously waiting to sit down and write this review. Annie's Recipe is the second book I have read by Lisa Jones Baker and I know it won't be my last. First, I love the character depth that the reader gets to view as they get front row seats to Annie and Levi. While they were the best of childhood friends and then something happens, which I won't ruin, the reader is invited on a journey. One of the unique aspects of this book, is how strong willed and how much faith Annie has despite circumstances. I love that about her. I also am super fond of Sam and the gift that God has given him to create. The pages were fast for me on this one and I couldn't put it down once I had it in my hands. This book reads as a stand alone, but I loved hearing about Rebecca from the first book in the Hope Chest of Dreams. If you love a great Amish book that is faith based and a great read, pick up book by Ms. Baker, you'll love her books!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book of this book, but a favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars. 

To purchase a copy head here! 

About the Author:
Lisa Jones Baker grew up near a small Amish town in Illinois that she frequented with her family on weekends. She's also a dog lover and a fan of Scottsdale, Arizona, where she spent nearly two decades. Lisa graduated from Illinois State University with a French major, has been on 5 out of 7 continents, and considers her parents the best in the world. Raised in a Christian home, Lisa has always been blessed with love and support.

Monday, August 21, 2017



Does your church or ministry need help developing a policy to keep children safe? The GRACE team with multi-disciplinary knowledge, headed by Boz Tchividjian, a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, want to help you create a plan with their new book and resource, The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries. Creating a policy can seem too overwhelming, and it feels like an impossible task to plan for every contingency. This handbook is designed for use by a group that will be formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministry, school, and/or church. Working through this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse polices and then guide them through each step they need to take to address the safety of children under their care.


The Child Safeguarding Policy for Churches and Ministries (New Growth Press, August 2017)
Churches have always sought to be a safe haven for children and families, but many today are dealing with the tragic reality of child sexual abuse.
This handbook, authored and edited by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed for use by a group that will be formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministry, school, and/or church. Working through this book will assist churches and ministries to assess their current child abuse polices and then guide them through each step they need to take to address the safety of children under their care. It will cover vitally important topics including:
—Protecting the children in a Christian environment from child abuse
—The warning signs of child abuse
—Crafting and implement a child protection policy
—Responding to abuse allegations
—Caring for victims of child abuse
—The legal implications and requirements for churches and Christian ministries
Written by a GRACE team with multi-disciplinary knowledge, headed by Boz Tchividjian, a lawyer and former child abuse prosecutor, this handbook will be an invaluable resource to Christians who are seeking to educate themselves and others about child abuse and how to best protect the little ones under their care.
My Thoughts:
As a licensed social worker who works in a church, I found this book to be imperative to the church. Often, the church shys away from this topic, but in doing so, children aren't protected or lay pastors don't know the signs. This is a wonderful resource for all pastors and children's pastors to help them understand how to help those who are victims of abused or those who are healing from past trauma. This is an invaluable resource that is a great tool to help educate the church and guide staff through understanding how to keep children safe. I think this is a very informative tool that every church should be aware of. Due to my back ground and degree + the fact that I work in a church, I give this book 5/ 5 stars. I think this book will save the lives of so many children if people are willing to open their eyes and take action. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required.


(Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) is a nonprofit organization made up of highly trained, experienced multidisciplinary professionals who seek to educate and empower the Christian community to identify, confront, and respond to the sin of child abuse.
Find out more about GRACE at http://www.netgrace.org.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Convicted by Jameel Zookie McGee & Andrew Collins

by Jameel Zookie McGee & Andrew Collins 

Jameel McGee: “For the next three years not a day went by that I didn’t think about my son who I had never seen and the cop who had kept me from him. And for most of those three years I promised myself that if I ever saw this cop again, I was going to kill him. I intended to keep that promise.” 
Andrew Collins: “I watched this angry man march through a crowd, a little boy and another man struggling to keep up with him....The man walked straight up to me, stopped, and stuck out his hand. I took it. “Remember me?” he asked in a tone that sounded more like a threat than a question. 
Somehow, a name came to me. ‘Jameel McGee,’ I replied.” 
It reads like a gripping crime novel…except this story really happened.
Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer--more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men. 
Falsely convicted, McGee spent four years in federal prison. Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released--when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness.  
As current as today’s headlines, this explosive, true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.

My Thoughts:

"Convicted" is a compelling and gripping novel that will have you turning the pages as you read the story of Jameel and Andrew. Jameel was convicted of a crime and Andrew was the police officer who arrested him. However, the story doesn't end there, but starts there. This is the story of how two men had an experience where their lives would forever be changes when they each surrendered their lives and turned to God. It is a powerful story of forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation and the gift of new life. I love how the story is told is present tense as we hear the first accounts by both Andrew and Jameel. This book is perfect because it relates to how the world and Christian culture are handling things today. We need to be more willing to forgive and move on, instead of being angry and holding on to hate. This book would be perfect for a church who has a prison ministry as it offers hope to those who are convicted of crimes they did not commit. It is also encouraging as it shows that people are failed, broken and need a savior even if they are in high positions in the world, such a police officers. It shows that no one is better than another. We are all equally loved by our creator. Thank you to Waterbook Multnomah for providing a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars. 

Pre-order your copy today! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Unseen The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed By Sara Hagerty


The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed

By Sara Hagerty 
Published by Zondervan

Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden?

In Unseen, Sara Hagerty suggests that this is exactly what God intended. He is the only One who truly knows us. He is the only One who understands the value of the unseen in our lives. When this truth seeps into our souls, we realize that only when we hide ourselves in God can we give ourselves to others in true freedom—and know the joy of a deeper relationship with the God who sees us.

Our culture applauds what we can produce, what we can show, what we can upload to social media. Only when we give all of ourselves to God—unedited, abandoned, apparently wasteful in its lack of productivity—can we live out who God created us to be. As Hagerty writes, “Maybe my seemingly unproductive, looking-up-at-Him life produces awe among the angels.”

Through an eloquent exploration of both personal and biblical story, Hagerty calls us to offer every unseen minute of our lives to God. God is in the secret places of our lives that no one else witnesses. But we’ve not been relegated to these places. We’ve been invited.

We may be “wasting” ourselves in a hidden corner today: The cubicle on the fourth floor. The hospital bedside of an elderly parent. The laundry room. But these are the places God uses to meet us with a radical love. These are the places that produce the kind of unhinged love in us that gives everything at His feet, whether or not anyone else ever proclaims our name, whether or not anyone else ever sees.

God’s invitation is not just for a season or a day. It is the question of our lives: “When no one else applauds you, when it makes no sense, when you see no results—will you waste your love on Me?”

My Thoughts:
I can't stop thinking about "Unseen" by Sara Hagerty. This is a phenonmal book! In a world where the focus is always centered on us, this book reminds us to find our focus and life on Him. It allows us to get back to find our way back to Him and that everything we do, He see's. A single moment in our life doesn't go unnoticed by our creator, which is pretty impressive to me. This book helps us a people to continue to realize that we don't long for a earthly home, but a heavenly home where we seek closeness and oneness with God, the way he created us for! Ultimately, I think this book is beautiful and reminds us of God's faithfulness, His promises and that He works everything together for His good! I want to thank Zondervan for providing me a complimentary copy. This book was amazing and I give it 5/5 stars. Unseen is another favorite book that I have read this summer!

Sara Hagerty
About the Author:
Sara Hagerty is the author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, a wife to Nate, and a mother of six, including four children adopted from Africa and one toddler who’s found his voice amid them all. After almost a decade of Christian life, she was introduced to pain and perplexity and, ultimately, intimacy with Jesus. God met her and moved her when life stopped working for her. His Word and His whisper took on new shape and form to her in the dark. Sara writes regularly about life delays, finding God in the unlikely, motherhood, marriage, and adoption at www.SaraHagertyAuthor.com.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel by John A. Beck

The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Israel

imagine going to Israel without it! I have pages with sticky notes and others that have notes come out of it because I learned so much about the historical sites, some of the inccuarcys, etc. This book is truly a gift and I highly recommend you reading it. I give this book 4/5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. 

About the Author:
John A. Beck has always carried a passion for reading God's Word as well as a passion for exploring the natural world. His zest for both combines and comes to life in his clearly written books which challenge Bible readers to mature their understanding of the physical geography, human geography (culture), and natural history (plants and animals) of the biblical world. The Holy Spirit speaks geographically. Bible readers who tune their understanding of this language will never read their Bibles the same way again. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English by William H. Marty

The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English

required. Thank you to the publishers for providing a complimentary copy. 

Purchase a copy Here for your own collection and start reading The Whole Bible Story Today! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving by Mac Pier

A Disruptive Generosity: Stories of Transforming Cities Through Strategic Giving

It can seem like all you ever hear these days is bad news. Yet in the midst of contentious political posturing and stories of communities in trouble are stories of love, reconciliation, and restoration. Through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, and flying mostly under the national news radar, Christian business leaders are bringing hope to blighted urban communities in our greatest cities. A Disruptive Generosity shares their inspiring stories. 
Purchase your copy here !

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion by Catriona Menzies-Pike

The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion


My Thoughts:
As a runner, this book stood out to me as one that I might enjoy, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and read it. Catriona is a captivating writer who writes from a place of experience through loss. She is able to reinvent herself through the art of running, which is where she begins to find healing. As you read "The Long Run" you will some of your own pains or burdens may come up, but you will leave them on the trail if you lace up your shoes and go out for a jog. This book is incredible and will make you look at running and life differently. I truly enjoyed this book and the author's authenticity. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. I give this book 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

She's Still There Rescuing the Girl in You By Chrystal Evans Hurst

She's Still There Rescuing the Girl in You By Chrystal Evans Hurst 


What’s a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans?
Speaker, blogger and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered away from the life that she had purposed to live a long time ago.
Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb.
And she just needs encouragement.
This woman simply needs someone to hold her hand, to cheer her on, and to believe with her that she is capable of still being the person she intended to be or discovering the girl she never knew was there in the first place.
Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it’s like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn’t plan on. In She’s Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of that path as it is shared authentically from one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of “me toos”, reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead—to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.
My Thoughts:
Do you ever look at your life and know that you were created for more? Or better yet, you have these dreams and desires, but they haven't been accomplished. Do you sit in your current life knowing that you are complete in Christ, but feeling like you should be further along in the journey or, you're disappointed that you aren't where you thought you were supposed to be? I love the authenticity of this book because it is real and I can't imagine not one woman feeling this way at some point or another. Rather than being discouraged with where we are in life, this book encourages the reader to be encouraged with who and whose they are. It encourages us to wrestle with our story and not to be bogged down by the drifts that come into our lives, but to take every single thing and live intentional. I truly enjoyed this book and was challenged by the writing prompts. I give this book a 5/5 stars. I am excited to start listening to Chrystal's podcast. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Chrystal Evans Hurst is the author of She’s Still There and co-author of the best-selling book, Kingdom Woman, with her father Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches a wide audience speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, and teaching and leading women in her home church.
Chrystal is an energetic, life-loving “girl-next-door” who loves encouraging others to fulfill their potential. With humor and vulnerability, Chrystal tells-it-like-it-is but does so with grace, integrity, and love. 

In addition to her work and ministry, Chrystal is a COO (Chief Operating Officer), cultivating hearts and commanding chaos at home. She is a mother of five and homeschools three boys around the kitchen table while hugging two adult girls, a son-in-love and a granddaughter every chance she gets. Chrystal is grateful to share her life with a gentle giant named Jessie in their home just outside of Dallas, Texas. You can find Chrystal and the chronicles of her life at chrystalevanshurst.com

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Freedom's Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli

Freedom's Ring

Freedom's Ring quickly has become a new favorite book of mine. Between going from both moments in history of the Boston Marathon to the Boston Massacre, I easily lost myself in the pages of this book. The time flew by and the pages were melting at my fingertips as I couldn't put the book down.  The research aspect of this book is remarkable and will have you in awe of the facts. This book will have you stop to think about your own family heritage and will make you ask questions, it will also help you discover true freedom in America and even freedom in Christ, if you choose to look at it that way . I loved both Liberty and Annie. Both such different characters, yet Heidi did a fantastic job at connecting the past with the present and so forth. For a debut novel, I am certainly impressed and I think Ms. Chivaroli is an author to keep your eye on. She is a fantastic writer. I look forward to more books from her in the future. I cannot say enough good things about "Freedom's Ring." Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars and all opinions are my own. I highly recommend that you grab this novel before the summer is over.

About the Author:
Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring Boston's Freedom Trail. She writes Women's Fiction and won the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest in the historical category. She makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and Howie, her standard poodle. Visit her online at heidichiavaroli.com.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Caroline's Secret (Wells Landing #1) by Amy Lillard

Caroline's Secret (Wells Landing #1)


recipes inside. Will all things end well for Andrew and Caroline? Does Abe and Esther find love, or will a match fail? If you haven't taken a visit to Wells Landing, I suggest you grab this book and stay for a while. 
The character development is spot on. I kept thinking about the book during the day while I was at work and wondering what was happening with my characters. I couldn't wait to catch up with them to find out what was going to happen next. This book is a page turner and one not to miss. I LOVED this story and cannot wait to read the next book. Thank you to the author for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars.

About the Author:
I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances. 

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fault Line by Thomas Locke

Fault Lines by Thomas Locke 


As a security expert, Charlie Hazard is all about taking control of the situation. But when the stunning Dr. Gabriella Speciale draws him into a secret psychological project, risk parameters are shattered. Every move brings him to the edge of one fault line after another, and Charlie struggles to stay clear of a maelstrom of entangled dangers. 
The research team abandons the lab on the Florida coast and flees to a mountain refuge in Italy. The battles in Charlie's mind are overtaken by real life attacks. He must grapple with the daunting realization that a conspiracy is taking hold on both internal and external levels. Can Gabriella be trusted, or is she just part of the scheme? 
Leave behind your assumptions about the way the world works, and race along the unknown corridors of human consciousness in Fault Lines.

My Thoughts:
Fault Lines by Thomas Locke is a page turning, fast pace, hook line and sinker kind of book that will have you up till all hours of the night. It is a fascinating thriller if these are the kinds of books that you like. With danger, risk, mystery and a intense story line, you'll find yourself immersed in a thick plot line with well developed characters and deadly scenes. Imagine a psychologist and a security expert? This book will sure peak your interest as the Charlie and Gabriella are brought to life. I give this book a 4.5 / 5 stars. A favorable review was not require. All the opinions expressed here are my own. Go grab this fast paced novel today! 

About the Author:

Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. He holds a lifelong passion for epic fantasy, science fiction and techno-thriller stories.

Thomas's screenplay adaption of EMISSARY is under development as a feature film with a British production company.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hope for the Prodigal: Bringing the Lost, Wandering, and Rebellious Home by Jim Putman (

Hope for the Prodigal: Bringing the Lost, Wandering, and Rebellious Home

My Thoughts:
It isn't a secret that the church is dying. More than ever young people are walking away the from the church and Hope For the Prodigal begins to address the staggering and eye opening statistics that the church needs to do something different or it won't be in existence anymore. The Christian community as a whole is beginning to see the decline and not only is it beginning to see a decline, but a movement of hurt people are on the rise as the Christian community fails to help and love people. Jim and Bill have made such practical sense in Hope for the Prodigal with stories about winning children back to church and ultimately to God. This book will leave you encouraged and with a new vision on how to stay focused with loving those who have gone astray. I think book is for many people, not just for young people. I give this book a 4.5/ 5 stars. Thank you the publisher for providing me a copy. A favorable review was not required.

Purchase your copy here! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Blessing (The Amish Cooking Class #2) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Blessing (The Amish Cooking Class #2)

A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope by Katherine Elizabeth Clark

Where I End: A Story of Tragedy, Truth, and Rebellious Hope


My Thoughts:
I thought this book was inspiring and the story of Kate's accident and injury was what made me turning the pages right away. This book also had me turning the pages because of the fact that Kate lives in my backyard, which also helped me to relate. I cannot imagine how the innocence of playing with her children ended up with her being a paralygic. However, just because she received a diagnosis doesn't mean she was going to allow her to keep her down. 
I loved how her faith was strong in this book, but her book wasn't just about her accident or Rehab. She talks about what it was like for her family to go through the process and for her children. I think this book was great and inspiring. I found her story to be strong and encouraging. 
This book will profoundly impact you, change your attitude and help your faith. I received an advanced ARC copy from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

God Guarantee by Jack Alexander

God Guarantee


"Not enough" is the theme of our day. Fear, scarcity, and inequality dominate the media cycle and are constant companions in our culture. While 74 percent of Americans believe in God, we can feel our world changing in ways that simply seem out of control. We want to cling to a sovereign and loving God who tells us repeatedly in Scripture to "fear not," yet it is estimated that nearly 90 percent of his followers have a scarcity mentality rooted in fear. 

Five times in Scripture, Jesus showed us a pattern to deal with fear and how to access his abundant provision, both spiritually and practically. In The God Guarantee, Jack Alexander uncovers the four steps in this pattern, showing readers how to live it out in order to experience true abundance. Far from a prosperity gospel, this book is not about how to get rich quick, how to manage your money, or how to give it all away. Instead, it will change the reader's conversations about finances completely and, as a result, will transform the way they see and access God's provision in every single area of their lives.

My Thoughts:
The God Guarantee is a great book about how to move from a place of fear to a place of freedom. Our culture has taught us to live in a place of not enough. We need to stop living in that place and trust God. He is enough. We need to live in a place where we can bless others and know that it all has been supplied. This book is about living generously, blessing those in our community, trusting God not letting the enemy get into our head. I think the truths in this book are simple, but good. Jack gives the reader a lot to think about. I love how he talks about the place where God provides. I thought those were some great pages in the book. Ultimately, I found this book to have some great insight. I give this book a 4/5 stars. A favorable review was not required. Thank you to the publishing company for sending me a copy for my honest review. 

About the Author:

Jack Alexander has built and led companies in real estate, business services, and technology. Two companies that he cofounded made the Inc. 500 list, and another, in which he is a partner, made the Inc. 5000 list. He is currently chairman and cofounder of a software firm called Understory, as well as for The Reimagine Group, a content company that makes high-quality media for the church market. A previous recipient of the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award, Alexander is also winner of six global awards in the corporate travel and hospitality arena. In 2005, he received the Family Honors Award as a businessman who made a positive impact on the American family. He is a regular speaker, coach, and board member for a number of businesses, nonprofits, and ministries. Jack lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Lisa. They have three grown sons and three grandsons.