The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
We listened to this while traveling to Wyoming and back. Great story. Well written.
Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation
“This means that our spiritual journey is not our setting out (by gathering information and applying it correctly) to find God (as an object “out there” to be grasped and controlled by us). It is a journey of learning to yield ourselves to God and discovering where God will take us.”
The Attentive Life: Discerning God’s Presence in All Things
I LOVED this book, but it took me awhile to read it because I stopped and paused so often. It is one I know I’ll re-read and reference for years to come. From the back cover: “Your attention, please. That’s what God wants, Leighton Ford discovered. It’s the path to becoming like Christ. Distractions, fear and busyness were keeping Ford from seeing God’s work in and around him. He was missing God. So he began a journey of longing and looking for God. And it started with paying attention.”
That Sounds Fun: The Joys of Being an Amateur, the Power of Falling in Love, and Why You Need a Hobby
Classic Annie F. Downs story telling, with lots of inspiring, solid wisdom. I also listened to this one, read by the author.
Ten Words To Live By
Jen Wilkin’s latest, and truly a wonderful work. Thankful for her deep dive into the 10 Commandments in a way that is refreshing, convicting and beautiful.
“Until that time of faith becoming sight, we strive to look like Christ. If there is to be whittling, let it be the whittling away of our sins of commission. If there is to be carving, let it be the carving out of our sins of omission. The Ten Words show us how to live on earth as in heaven, conforming to the image of Christ as representatives of Yahweh. They are engraving tools. The more we obey them, the more we reflect his character, visibly, to a world that very much needs us to.”
Newton on the Christian Life
Re-reading this for the third time. It’s that good for my soul.
“The Christian lives “a strange mysterious life” that seems to swing daily from darkness into light, from peace into strife. Time and time again, our Friend breaks into this strange and mysterious riddle of life and empowers us for a sweet and stable life in the storm.”
Let It Be Me
This new Becky Wade book might fall in the ‘beach read’ category, but for a clean, enjoyable, hard-to-put-down fiction read, it was GREAT.
The Way of the Heart
Read a few by Henri Nouwen lately, enjoying them all.
“To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents us from really being with the other.”
A Burning in My Bones
A great read. From the back cover, “For Eugene, the gifts of life were inexhaustible: the glint of fading light over the lake, a kiss from Jan, a good joke, a bowl of butter pecan ice cream. As you enter into his story, you’ll find yourself doing the same–noticing how the most ordinary things shimmer with a new and unexpected beauty.”
Currently Reading: Born Again This Way; The Crucified Life; The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Up Next: Yours, Till Heaven; When We Believed in Mermaids; The Beautiful Community; A Holy Fear
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