What are you reading these days?
My Amazon wish list is packed with great ideas and my bookshelves are holding a few untouched books. Nonetheless, I'm always curious about what other people are enjoying...
I just finished reading Unplanned by Abby Johnson the other night. It filled me so full of hope. Last night I was blessed to have a phone conversation with a dear friend about the book (I actually get really nervous on the phone, it's bizarre - so this was great fun to have a relaxed convo sans crazy kids all around) and the more I think about it, the more I see that what moved me in Unplanned was how God works. He has His own time and our faithful prayers are not in vein; I just loved that about Abby's story. I read a review elsewhere online that thought that maybe certain parts of her conversion of heart were overly dramatized, but I completely disagree. If we look at what she did, the huge paradigm-shifting, life-altering decision to run to the Coalition, literally run, it is quite dramatic. That is real life. That is God.
When I read the first chapter online as a "preview," I was really afraid to pick up the book. It was so gut wrenching and painful to hear all the details of the ultrasound-guided abortion that she witnessed that I just wasn't sure I could handle it all. Thankfully, I was wrong and I found the book extremely enlightening concerning the thought process of "the other side." Good or bad, one of my ways of thinking is to always wonder where a person is coming from on a thought, opinion, or argument. I wonder what influences in life make a certain person think or act a certain way. As hard as it is, I try to assume the best about people and this book went along the same lines. People are deceived. Women are deceived.
What blessings our little children are, vulnerable and literally growing next our hearts. What a blessing motherhood is, even with all its trials and mortification and sufferings. What joy.
|You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; wonderful are your works! Psalm 139:13-14|
I have also delved into One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Now seriously here, I must admit that I didn't really know what to expect with this one. So far, I am sincerely enjoying it, even though it is a slow, thoughtful read.
In fact, I think I might go tuck myself into those creamy, soft flannel sheets and get back to reading while the Goldendoodle snores next to me.
We're also reading Farmer Boy. Which just makes me hungry. Why are they always talking about food?!
Please do share what you're reading. Or what you wish you were reading. Or what you've read recently and recommend...I'd love to know!