Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Weekly Reads

This week's reads are very diverse.  I began the week reading this:

Our entire family enjoys watching Duck Dynasty.  If you know me, you may think this is very out of character.  And while I would never eat squirrel brains or chop the heads off of frogs, I love that the show focuses on family, faith and fun.  My husband doesn't read nearly as much as me, but he wanted this book, so I ordered it for him, knowing that I would read it too.  It is interesting and funny.  It tells the story of how Duck Commander got started and all about the Robertson family. My dad started The C12 Group, a company that exists to help Christian CEOs use their businesses as a platform for ministry so I have a soft spot in my heart for companies whose owners love Jesus.  If you love the show, you will enjoy the book.  If you haven't watched the show, you may want to after you read the book.  

The next book I read was How I Came to Sparkle Again.  It isn't often that I stray from Christian fiction  when reading fiction, but this one caught my eye at the library.  I read it in 2 days.  It definitely had some language in there that I do not like, but the story was about a woman finding her way after her miscarriage and husband's betrayal.  It had some kind of new agey spirituality about finding God, but there were also things in there I agreed with.  The story is a heartwarming story that is chic lit for sure, but an easy read.  
Right now I am in the middle of this book.  I have read Angie Smith's blog, Bring the Rain, for a long time.  Her honesty about her faith and walk with the Lord are so refreshing.  I have written before that I struggle with fear so when I read that she had written this book I knew I had to have it.  I have had it on my nightstand for quite a while.  I usually don't like to read things before bed that I really have to think on, but I picked it up the other night anyway thinking that if it was too much before bed I would read it during my quiet time instead.  Well, I haven't been able to put it down.  I thought I would take a chapter a night because each chapter deals with a different fear.  Wrong.  I couldn't stop.  I am on chapter 7 on my third night.  It is so good.  It is one I know I will read again and again.  I have underlined and highlighted.  I would highly recommend it to any woman.  I think it hits things we all fear.  Definitely one that will stick with me for a very long time.  

So, anything new on your nightstands?  I love recommendations!  

1 comment :

Jeff and Amy McKissick said...

i love books and reading about books. i usually go for Chritsian fiction but decided to try a few classics recently. I just finished Jane eyre and weathering Heights and am onto the Hobbit (partly b/c my son is reading it and I like to try to read a few that he's reading to keep up with conversations). a Tale fo 2 Cities may be on the list down the road. have you read any Janette Windell: Crossfire or Fire storm? Very good.