Now that I am posting again I have to recommend a book to everyone. I am a HUGE reader. I love to read and I used to read a book or two a week. Now it isn't quite as many, but I still read every night before bed and can't imagine going a day without reading something for pleasure. My kids and I are currently reading
which is a fictionalized telling of the life of John based upon Biblical information and independant sources. We are studying it together and it is a great catalyst for some interesting discussions and really makes John into a person for them. It is the first in a series called the Jesus Chronicles which includes many of the people that surrounded Jesus. We aren't very far into it yet, but we are really enjoying it. This book, however, is not the one that has prompted me to start a new series of posts that will be titled "Read Along".
A few months ago my husband started coming home from work telling me that the customer had informed him that I needed to read a book. It would come up in conversation once he began to talk to them about his beliefs. The conversation would then turn to family and somehow it would come up that I am a reader. (He is not!) At first, I paid no attention to it. I rarely buy books. I am blessed to have a father who not only is an avid reader, but can afford the hobby, often spending over $100 a month buying books. He in turn mails large boxes of books to me when he finishes them. Currently I have a bookshelf, a large rubbermaid tote, and two cardboard boxes of books that still need to be read and he has another set of books ready to mail up! So when someone suggests I read a book I look to see if I have it, and if not I file the thought away.
Then more and more of his customers began telling him about it. Finally I pulled out my 50% off coupon for the bookstore and went out and bought it. I read it in 3 nights and cried every time I read it. The author of the book really opened my eyes to how a relationship with God looks. It touched my heart and changed me. I can't give you a lot of details without ruining the book, but let me tell you... you really should read this book! What book is it?
If you read it, or you have already read it, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it. Don't leave spoilers, but let me know if it affected you and if so, how.