What I'm Reading

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I have slacked off on book posts and that's mainly because I haven't had the mental capacity to read lately. That's also why I have slacked off the past 2 weeks blogging. My brain has just been mush. But after several naps and long hot baths over the weekend I'm feeling more like myself again.

Here is what I'm currently reading. As you can see they are all Christian books. One is a devotional, one is a non-fiction, and one a fiction. I really didn't even realize that I was reading all Christian books until I decided to write this post. My spiritual life hasn't been great lately and I've just been pushing God away. I'm working on building my relationship back up with Him and my soul is just being drawn to Him and seeking out understanding to His love and grace, hence why I chose the books without realizing I was choosing them.

"Although we may go to bed at night believing the gospel, we wake up every morning needing to hear it again. Yet most of us don't have time to dive into a lengthy commentary on the books of Roman--the book Paul wrote in order to showcase the glorious riches of the gospel. Thankfully seasoned counselor and author Elyse Fitzpatrick makes the message of Romans readily accessible in 31 devotional-like chapters on what Martin Luther called 'the very purest Gospel.' Perfect for even the busiest of us, Elyse helps us grasp the practicality of the gospel message and experience the deep comforts articulated in the book of Romans."

"Mackenzie Allen Philips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years late, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the tieless question: Where is God in a world filled with unspeakable pain? The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. you'll want everyone you know to read this book!"

"Women today really do feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. Every morning we are greeted with a long list of to-dos: get the kids up and out the door on time, we have a meaningful quiet time, put in a full day of work (whether at home or at the office), spend an hour at the gym, prepare a healthy and delicious meal (organic and locally grown of course), and make sure the sink sparkles before you go to bed. Oh, and don't forget to look great and smile while you're doing it.  These are all good things to do, of course. The problem occurs when we start to feel as if our worth is measured by our to-do lists. And the messages we receive at church, on Facebook, and from the media only perpetuate these unrealistic expectations and create a relentless cycle of exhaustion."
What are you reading?


  1. I love a new book rec. I read The Shack years ago, but haven't read Comforts From Romans.

  2. I'm in a place struggling with my faith too. Prayers for you for a rewnewed relationship with God.

  3. I'm going to have to pick up Good New for Weary Women. That's just what I need right now.

  4. I found the shack to be very perplexing, I could never make a full judgement on it. I am reading Eat local and Made to Crave this month. I am always so envious of the women that just constantly feel God and his spirit. I struggle so much with letting go of everything and relaying on him fully. I will be keeping you in my prayers!!