Hey, y’all! April here.
Any book lovers out there?
I love to read but I’ll be the first to admit that some weeks the only thing I’m reading is my Facebook feed. Life gets busy and, when it does, I can tend to let the things that really give me life, like reading, fall away. It’s not a good thing because we all know that social media is not always the most encouraging and uplifting thing!
A good book, on the other hand, breathes new life into the day, takes you outside of your own head, and gives you new things to think about that never would have occurred to you on your own.
I’m really great at reading what I call “development” books, books written by pastors and Christian speakers, but not as good at reading for fun so let’s make a deal: I’ll recommend a few of those kinds of books and will you respond in the comments with some of your favorite fun books?
- Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequest. I love this book. I’ve read it twice now and I regularly give it away to my friends. It’s beautifully written and easy to read in quick, ten-minute spurts.
- The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel. This is an author I always enjoy reading because he takes deep, spiritual thoughts and writes about them in a very funny and accessible way. This book is all about falling into the trap of being a believer but not including God in your everyday life. It’s been on my bookshelf for years!
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. If you haven’t read this book you are just plain missing out. It’s not a beach read, that’s for sure, but it will make you think about life from a whole different perspective. Really, anything by C.S. Lewis will be well worth your time (we’ve been reading The Chronicles of Narnia to our daughters, by the way, and they LOVE it).
OK, give me your recommendations for lighter books!
P.S. Our next episode will be out Wednesday, May 23. You’ll have a blast listening in to the conversation Sara and I had with our friend Anna Goad as she talks about family discipleship and teaches us some new slang!
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