Arden Recommends: Closer Than Close by Dave Hickman

What if, the next time you prayed, you simply said, “Father”? How would that one word change your prayer life?  It’s been more than 5 years since I heard Dave Hickman suggest this idea to more than 500 young adults at a CharlotteONE service. But, the suggestion stuck, and I now practice it reguarly, because allowing myselfContinue reading “Arden Recommends: Closer Than Close by Dave Hickman”

Scary Close by Donald Miller

Happy day to you! I’ve got a new book worthy of the highly sought after Arden’s Book Club seal of approval. I’m sure I’ll have my own gold stamp like Oprah any day now. Only  mine will be Carolina blue. Or pink. Or green. Whatever. It’ll be a color. I now present to you: Scary Close:Continue reading “Scary Close by Donald Miller”

Book Club: Ways to Engage

Happy New Year! If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to read more, read different, or read collectively then you’ve hit the jackpot. Arden’s Book Club will be leading you through 12 books in 2016 to help you reach all of these goals. Our book for January is Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. It’s around $12Continue reading “Book Club: Ways to Engage”

WBTV from December 21, 2015

Trust: Mastering the 4 Essential Trusts: Trust in God, Trust in Yourself, Trust in Others, Trust in Life by Iyanla Vanzant Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rimes  And,Continue reading “WBTV from December 21, 2015”

Book Club #1: The Year of Yes

It’s been my goal since launching Arden’s Book Club to actually host you all in book discussions. As much as I love providing new ideas for your book shelf, I truly believe reading has the ability to enhance our lives. Diving into stories allows our imaginations to run wild. Soaking up wise words allows usContinue reading “Book Club #1: The Year of Yes”

WBTV Segment (September 14, 2015)

I got the pleasure to be on WBTV with the awesome Christine Sperow Monday, Sept. 14 to discuss three books you’ll all want to read. You can check out the clip from my segment by clicking here. If you watched the segment, yay! If you didn’t, why not? Here’s another chance. Click here. It’s important! So,Continue reading “WBTV Segment (September 14, 2015)”

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

  If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write daring new endings. – Brene Brown, Rising Strong Little did I know, that less thanContinue reading “Rising Strong by Brené Brown”

WBTV Need To Read Segment (August 11, 2015)

What a fun treat to be with Kristen Miranda on WBTV Monday, Aug. 11. I missed my people aka you! My viewers. Thanks so much for always being a part of my story of loving and promoting books. For this week’s picks, check out my review by clicking here. Read more about Star Island byContinue reading “WBTV Need To Read Segment (August 11, 2015)”

Online Book Club? Yep. We’re Doing It!

Hi! I’m Arden Mac, your friendly book reviewer. I read lots. Analyze lots. Convene some. I thought it’d be cool to put all of these actions together to form Arden’s Book Club, the ABC’s of connecting book lovers. I want you to join the club! Just so you know I’m legit, I’ll offer a bit aboutContinue reading “Online Book Club? Yep. We’re Doing It!”