Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life (Book review)


After a particularly painful period in his life, which he shared with us at the Beauty for Ashes women’s conference in May 2015, Sheridan Voysey decided to read Christ’s Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5 to 7) every day for a month. He had questions about faith and life and about the meaning of his […]

Helsinki Sunrise (book review)


Today I’ll be reviewing Marion Ueckermann debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, a fun romance set in Finland. This charming Christian love story with feisty heroine, Eveliina Mikkola is set, surprisingly, in the exotic location of Finland. Missionary Adam Carter from Africa has been offered the use of the family cottage on a beautiful lake by a […]

Meet author Marion Ueckermann


I first met Marion Ueckermann at a Beauty for Ashes women’s conference in Johannesburg. I was intrigued to find out that she was writing novels in her spare time, and ever since then I have followed her writing career with interest. Her debut novel, Helsinski Sunrise, has just been released and I’ve reviewed it here. […]

Health Journal news


Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women Sally-Ann Creed and I collaborated on  the Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women which was launched at the 2009 Beauty for Ashes conferences in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The publisher, Struik Christian Media, also launched it in Exclusive Books at the same time. Much to our delight, […]