Renee Ann Smith

I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and read and review inspirational fiction by night. I write about life and faith and teaching and host giveaways, too.

Top 5 Reasons to Pray

My Top 5 Reasons to Pray. When Jesus was on earth, He taught his disciples to ask for everything from forgiveness to their daily bread. But if God knows what we need already, why should we pray? In today’s vlog, I share a time when Jesus didn’t get what He asked for as an illustration. Follow this link to watch the video and get some answers!...more

Does God play favorites?

Did you ever wonder if God plays favorites? Have you looked around at others' lives and the blessings they've received and felt forgotten? If so, follow this link to my vlog on the subject and get some answers!...more

The Shadow of Your Smile: Review, Giveaway, Writing Helps, Video and other good stuff!

When I’m looking for a story that will satisfy all my readerly cravings, my go-to author is Susan May Warren. In whatever genre—romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical fiction—I can find a SMW book to provide entertaining drama, heartwarming romance, Bible-based truths, and characters who—by the end of the story—seem like old friends. Her latest novel, The Shadow of Your Smile, is no exception....more

Giveaway Hop, New Year's Edition

How would you like to start the New Year with a great blog party? Well, here it is: the first blog hop of 2012! You can hop around from blog to blog and scoop up some great book-related prizes without leaving the comfort of your own home....more

Do you recognize post-holiday depression?

Now that Christmas is over, are you feeling a little down?  Do you find yourself wanting to cry for no reason? Do you feel a longing for something you can’t quite put into words? You’re probably suffering from a case of the after Christmas blues. ...more