Monday, January 31, 2011
What I'm Reading
Top to bottom:
"Daily Strength for Daily Needs" by Mary Wilder Tileston. The copyright date on this is 1928 (first published in 1884!). A gentleman at church had brought in boxes of old books that once belonged to a friend. They were spread out in the fellowship center (a fancy name for the gym in our building) for folks to take if they wish. I found this gem. It's a daily devotional book full of wisdom. I'm enjoying it immensely and having a difficult time not reading ahead!
"Holy Bible - NLT" - I love the New Living Translation. I have a few others, but this is my favorite. I call it the easy-reader version. :) I'm working on reading thru the Bible again this year and this is definitely the version the help me through it! (I'm still in Exodus, but hey - it's the last day of January!)
"Brisingr" by Christopher Paolini - The third book in the Inheritance Cycle. I'm a nerd. I like fantasy books. Good vs evil, swords and men in armor, yeah. I'm in. (and fyi - I like movies with a good sword fighting scene, too!) My favorite books are historical fiction. (ahem - nerd. I say it again.) Hmm. And another thing, I don't like stand-alone books. I usually only read book series. Weird, I know. (oh, and this isn't my first time through this book. It's my 3rd. My hubby bought it for me for Christmas.)
"The Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning - Man, oh man. I'm taking my time with this one, taking it in and meditating on the wisdom of the gospel of grace. Being impressed over and over again by the Lord's ferocious love for us.
"Serving Like Jesus" by Fields and Eastman - This is the book we're studying in youth group with our students. (It's the 4th in a series) Truly learning what it is like to have a servant's heart.
I didn't throw our Sunday school book in the pile. Or all the books I read with the kids. Or the blogs I follow. Or the news I keep up with. Or facebook or email....
So, what are you reading?