Jen Rose Yokel

Jen was born and raised in central Florida, but now lives in the strange land of southern New England. Her words have appeared in TS Poetry’s Every Day Poems, CCM Magazine, and other publications, and she recently released her first poetry collection Ruins & Kingdoms. Some of her favorite things include used bookstores, good coffee, messing about in the kitchen, and local adventures with her husband Chris.



Rabbit Reads: The Boys in the Boat

By Jen Rose Yokel

The world is full of audiobook enthusiasts, but I admit I’ve never listened to a single one. (Blame a wandering attention span that likes to reread sentences I missed?) So I can’t speak from experience about Read More ›

Love Never Ends: Meet The Corner Room

By Jen Rose Yokel

When it comes to worship music, there’s no better place to start than Scripture. The Psalms give voice to our deepest longings and highest praise, and the words of truth are words of beauty. Read More ›

RR Book Group: Just Mercy Week 4

By Jen Rose Yokel

In Week 4 of The Rabbit Reads Book Group, we’re wrapping up Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. We’ve been having some great discussion about race, justice, reconciliation, and hope, and if you haven’t joined in, we’d love to have your voice in the conversation! Read More ›

RR Book Group: Just Mercy Week 3

By Jen Rose Yokel

For this week’s reading and discussion, we’re digging into Chapters 9-12. As Walter’s story progresses and we come to the conclusion of Stevenson’s efforts to free him, we’ll also take a look at justice regarding the mentally ill and women in poverty. Read More ›

RR Book Group: Just Mercy Week 2

By Jen Rose Yokel

This week, we’re looking at Chapters 5-8, but please feel free to continue talking about last week’s questions if something catches your attention. You’re welcome to jump in on Read More ›

RR Book Group: Just Mercy Week 1

By Jen Rose Yokel

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reading and discussing Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy together. Every Tuesday, we’ll post a few questions inspired by the week’s reading.  Read More ›

Rabbit Reads: Movies Are Prayers

By Jen Rose Yokel

If you’ve listened to the last few episodes The Rabbit Room podcast, you know how much we love watching and talking about good movies. But have you ever considered the parallels between a thought-provoking film and a heartfelt prayer? Read More ›

Rabbit Reads: The Last Unicorn

By Jen Rose Yokel

There are some stories we find when we’re kids that follow us well into adulthood. They’re comforting and familiar, but slowly reveal new beauties every time we encounter them. Read More ›

The RR Book Group: Just Mercy

By Jen Rose Yokel

Take a few moments to scroll through Facebook or watch the news, and it’s tempting to despair. That’s how I’ve felt over the past week, with every new bit of information about last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville. Read More ›

Rabbit Reads: Nightlights

By Jen Rose Yokel

Once a month, our resident comics expert Jonny Jimison will weigh in on a graphic novel you should add to your library! Comics are more than superheroes, explosions, and ever expanding universes. Read More ›

Rabbit Reads: Just Mercy

By Jen Rose Yokel

You know we love our books at The Rabbit Room, so here’s a little help finding your next favorite. Welcome to Rabbit Reads, a new weekly series where we offer a recommendation from our overflowing shelves and open the floor for discussion. Read More ›

Review: The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb

By Jen Rose Yokel

It’s rare for me to impulse buy a brand new book the year it comes out. But it was hard to resist the minimalist cover and absurdly long yet awesome title The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that has Abandoned It. Read More ›