We celebrated our anniversary by spending several days on the beach last week. And we both read a lot of books at the ocean’s edge. (That’s what happens when you no longer have kids to play with in the sand.)
Jeff read this novel first. Once I saw how he couldn’t put it down (and he never does that!), I knew I had to read it myself. It’s a thriller set on the Isle of Man. Every chapter adds new twists and turns. So far I’m captivated by it, too.
I picked this up at the library because I thought it’d make me laugh about being 50. Well, sometimes it’s working. Other times it’s a little depressing. Part comedy and part memoir, it’s a quick read that is funny but would probably be funnier hearing Lopez deliver the lines in person.
Typical Anne, which is insightful and witty and spiritual. I don’t always agree with her, but I do always learn and pause and reflect more because of her. Each chapter is a stand-alone commentary of truths and real-life experiences. (Have I mentioned lately I can never get too much grace? This book is full of it.)
After enjoying The Gospel according to Peanuts, my niece Danielle graciously gave me this book to read, and we’ll compare highlights when I’m finished. I’m only in chapter one but I’m already adding yellow everywhere. (An added plus: the great Charles Schulz’ cartoons.)
I requested this book to review because who can turn down a Lucado book, right? I’ve seen him tweet several lines from it the past several weeks so I know it’ll be good.
I’m reading three or four chapters/days a week in this devotional about who we really are in Christ. The truths are timeless and backed by Scripture and are always good reminders. Christ rooted our identity in him in freedom; I never want to forget that.
Because I’m reading this on my Kindle, I put it on the backburner as I instead read books I checked out from the library for the beach. (I just can’t take my Kindle to the beach yet; a sand/water phobia with it.) I’ll get back to it soon though; it’s already proven to be insightful.
FINISHED FROM AUGUST’S NIGHTSTAND
Excellent! It’s a collection of true stories compiled by a reporter of those who grew up in North Korea. It will remind you to be more grateful of the freedoms and luxuries we have in the free world.
This is my second time reading this novel about what might happen if Jesus returned in the flesh today through the character of Joshua. It’s interesting to speculate about and makes me think more on how to live myself as a Jesus-follower in my own culture.
Glad I read it. While it’s aimed at the business world, there were excellent points that can be derived by anybody wanting to live their life well, doing whatever work it is they’re called to do. Written by the same author as The Power of Full Engagement.
Um, so-so. It’s a novel but each chapter is only loosely related to the others. I kept waiting for a climactic tying of everything together, but it never happened. Just when I would get attached to a character, the next chapter would start over with fresh characters. It was written well, but I prefer a thicker thread running through the story.
I like Bell’s books. I liked this one, too. He writes concisely and doesn’t meander around his points (and usually leaves lots of white space; I like that, too). This book focuses on three small words but big concepts about God: with, for, ahead. I recommend it if you like to think outside the box.
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