Monday, September 13, 2010

I Read.

I love to read...always have. I read every night before I fall asleep, and by that I mean, I read two pages before I'm out cold. Here are my top faves of all time.
Redeeming Love is a christian fiction book that I read after my SIL Leah told me it was her favorite. And she knows how to pick them. It has a great story line, and it's not preaching to you, but you figure out what it's about anyway--acceptance, forgiveness, and God's ability to love you no matter your circumstances.

LOVE this book. I was shopping for new books one day and Barnes and Noble when a girl handed me this book and told me to read it. I took her advice, and she was right. This book actually "preaches" to you a little bit more than the first, meaning, Claiborne actually talks about Jesus to you. I wish my small group could study this book b/c Claiborne believes in some pretty "controversial" issues for Christians, like war, politics, communal living, etc. It really made me think about what type of Christian I want or need to be.

Last, my fave book of ALL time...still. I read it about 5 years ago, and no other book has topped it yet. A family moves to the Congo with their overzealous father in hopes of converting the tribe that lives there. He fails...but the wife and three daughters learn how to befriend the tribe and learn from them rather than trying to push their ways onto this tribe.

Now, I know my descriptions aren't the best. I'm no great book reviewer. However, if you need a good book to read, go get these. And........anyone have any others for me to read? I'm out of good books. Next up on my nightstand is Crazy Love, but I need some more!


  1. I have Redeeming Love on my bookshelf but have never picked it up since it was given to me by my MIL. I'll put it in line, now. :) Btw, I'll message you tomorrow some of my favorites.

  2. Read the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. The first one starts slowly, but you won't be able to put it down after you are 1/3 into it! Rivers is truly my favorite author.