Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Books and More Books

Ever since we turned off our TV, I have been reading and reading and reading. I love a good book!
Here are some of the books I have read over the last year:

One of my friends was gracious enough to let me borrow this book back in July or August. I cried through the whole thing...every word. It is really hard to face the realities we are given sometimes and this book helped me feel that I was not alone. Angie Smith is truly an amazing woman of God and has a beautiful perspective on the lose of her child...one that deserves reading if you have ever been in the same situation or know of someone who has. Sometimes, when you are a friend or family memeber of someone who has lost a child, the words to say seem so difficult. This book really helps to explain how a person feels that has endured such loss.

Love, Love, Love this book! Realizing that God not only was the 3rd person in my marriage, but also the 3rd one in my bedroom was eye opening, yet beautiful. God created marriage, sex and all the in betweens for specific reasons....for beautiful reasons. Reasons that are not very apparent to us in the 21st century, nor encouraged by our society. We have lost our way to what our marriage are to be, what they can be and what God intended them to be....and the first place to start shaping it all up is....with sex.

A very interesting read that was quick and I enjoyed very much. Allen Hunt, a former Methodist Pastor of a massive church in Alpharetta, GA...Mt. Pisgah, tells his story of how he found beauty in the Catholic Church and found a home. He does a wonderful job of comparing the two, all the goods and bads of both, and why he decided to become Catholic after being Methodist his whole life, being raised by generations of Methodist pastors and leading one of the largest mega-churches of our time to such success. All too often...I don't think we look into why we believe what we believe, the history behind our beliefs and what other denominations believe. Although, I think this book was geared more towards a Catholic population, but I believe if you can open your heart to it...many would find it interesting.
I don't even know where to start with this book. As a Pro-life supporter....it was extremely difficult to read the beginning...but it once again, showed me a perspective I had never seen before. Abby Johnson, a former director of Planned Parenthood, tells her story of her conversion to the Pro-life movement...and some of the truths behind the Pro-choice movement and Planned Parenthood as an organization. This book is one that truly reveals how God works in people for good. It gave me a different perspective on those who choose to be Pro-Choice...but all in all....strengthen my choice for life. This book can be for all!

After reading this book, I am excited to do a post in more depth on my thoughts and how it changed my thinking...how it has got me moving...coming soon.....

Books to come:

Have you read any great books lately!?! I would love to hear all about them!

7 comments:

Amanda Odom said...

I hear Radical is life-changing, so it's on my list of books to read as well! I always love to read books that have been recommended, so thanks for sharing!

From Marriage To Motherhood said...

Hi Rebecca!

Some time ago you did a post about a book that you loved that had to do with viewing your spouse as a brother/sister - can you please visit my blog and leave me the name of that book, along with the link to the write up that you did about it?! Thank you!! : )

- Jessica

Chrysti said...

I will post my books on my blog. You have read quite a few...WOW!

kimberly t. bowling said...

Can't wait to read Angie Smith's book....so glad that could be an encouragement to you and your struggles...bless you!

The Stafford Family said...

Hi! I read "unPLANNED" and loved it! Could I borrow the Angie Smith book and/or "Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor"? They're not available at the Gwinnett library!

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

"Radical" is a great book! I really enjoyed reading it, and it reminded me a lot of "Crazy Love," another favorite. I'm currently reading "Becoming more than good Bible study girl" by Lysa Terkeurst, and I LOVE it! It's very relatable and easy to read. I also just finished "Heaven is for Real," and loved it, as well.

Rebecca said...

My girlfriend just read Heaven is for real too...I might have to borrow it from her:) Thanks for your suggestions...so many good reads!