In process, or completed. In no particular order…
Wings by Aprilynne Pike. 15-year old Laurel, discovers she is really a faerie…how cool is that? Let the boys have their daydreams of being a knight or ninja. Give me a good faerie story any day.
Spells by Aprilynne Pike. While trying to balance both the faerie and human world, Laurel’s heart is torn between David and Tamani. Oh these teenage romances. Suck ya right in every time!
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gill. Man has high-powered, well-paying job. Man loses high-powered, well-paying job due to downsizing and age. Man struggles to find meaning. Enter Starbucks, helping man reassess life and purpose.
Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action by J. Matthew Sleeth. A biblical analysis of the mandate to care for the planet.
The Journals of Jim Elliot, Edited by Elisabeth Elliot. Thoughts, dreams, hopes and fears in the life of a missionary from 1948-1955.
The Creative Call: An Artist’s Response to the Way of the Spirit by Janice Elsheimer. Exercises and practical methods for helping to develop creative expression.
Fit To Be Tied by Bill and Lynne Hybels. Tips and advice for building and maintaining a healthy, loving and strong marriage.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Though a novel, Stockett has presented as honest an account as is possible through imagination of the complex socio-cultural dynamics perpetuating segregation in the south in the 1960’s, as told from the perspectives of both housewives and their maids, and the intricate ways their lives mingle together. A great book-club book!
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. By sharing his own experience, Scazzero invites readers to examine the manners, attitudes, deceptions, projections, and behaviours that prevent full surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay. Straightforward and insightful, Chris Seay cuts through the “Christianese” lingo that has worked its way into the church and challenges the notions of what is expected of a follower of Christ by examining the life, ministry and teachings of Jesus.
So, thanks to my dear friend Lauren, I’m going through a Nicholas Sparks phase. In the past two months I have read the following:
A Walk to Remember. A sweet and moving love story of innocence and devotion.
The Last Song. More than a story of teenage angst and young love, at the heart this is a story of healing in the midst of a family torn apart by divorce as a teenage girl and her father learn how to forgive and reconnect.
True Believer and At First Sight. Mysterious hauntings provide the circumstances for a city-slicker reporter and a small town librarian to meet, fall in love, and marry. Complications in delivery may mean choosing between mother and unborn daughter…
Dear John. Soldier home on leave. Girl on summer break. Soldier ‘rescues’ girl’s bag and boop! a relationship begins. Soldier promises to return and marry Girl after his tour-of-duty… enter the events of 9/11, which alters their path. Can their love survive?