The year is off to a great start with some interesting reading. My goal is to downsize my book collection and only purchase ones that are must haves. Some of the blogs I follow often recommend the best so my collection has been growing.
These are some of my January reading and my brief review.
Craving God by Lysa TerKeurst – This is an encouraging devotional to help with cravings not good for us. I love all of Lysa’s books and her style of writing with honesty, transparency and humor.
The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional by Stormie Omartian – This book has been on my shelf for a few years. The greatest help a wife can do for her husband is pray for him. This is a guide I use because the chapters address a particular area.
The Testament by John Grisham – This book I saved from my Dad’s collection. Not one I would normally pick but it was interesting. A billionaire dies and leaves most of his estate to an heir no one has heard of till the reading of the Will.
The Conservative Heart by Arthur C Brooks – Glad I picked this one up at the library. After reading most of this book, I’m grateful to be a conservative and have found faith in Jesus. Taken from Amazon, “One of the country’s leading scholars and policy thinkers, Brooks has considered these issues for decades. Drawing on years of research on the sources of happiness, he asserts that what people most need are four “institutions of meaning”—faith, family, community, and meaningful work. These are not only the foundations of personal wellbeing, but also the necessary means for building a better nation.”
Did you Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg – This is our book club read for this month. It sounds interesting but I’m having a hard time getting through it. It’s slow and at times, not interesting. I’ll be curious to hear what the book clubs girls say about it. From Amazon, “Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family—the ones we are born with and the ones we create.”
Even Now by Karen Kingsbury – I love all of her books that I have read so far. Light and easy to read. Always with a good story and life changing.
Grace and Truth by Brenda Mason Young – I started this little paperback yesterday, trying to understand God’s Grace and Truth more. Both are hard to grasp for me. She mentions Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer, accepting Christ and repenting. Some said if he is in heaven they did not want to go there. I had to stop reading and think about how I feel about that. It’s difficult to imagine and I’m asking God to help me understand grace and truth.
What are you reading?