Thursday, September 4, 2014

Recent Reads

One of my favorite pass times is to sit down with a cup of coffee, comfy blanket and a great book... Wait, I am a mom of three children and four pets, that is not at all what my reading time looks like! This is how it normally goes.  I put a good movie on for the kids (so they will be contained to one area).  I give them snacks and drinks, helping to eliminate the possibility that I will need to get up.  I curl up on the couch and pretend I am invisible.  Most importantly, if I don't make eye contact or make sudden movements, the kids forget I am even there.  Bingo - I have earned myself a whopping 30 minutes of quality reading time.  Of course this is when the phone rings, someone comes to the door, or the dogs need to be let out, let in, and let out again. So, these are the books I have enjoyed recently.  I prefer books that are on the shorter end with brief chapters.  Why?  Please refer to the previous paragraph for that answer.  Here is my short by wonderful list. 1.  Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
I am sure many of you have heard of this daily devotional or may read it yourself.  It is one of the best devotional books I have ever picked up.  It includes 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year plus Bible verses.  The part that I love the most is the author's take on God's point of view.  Each devotion is written as if God is speaking directly to the reader.  My husband bought it for me a couple of years ago.  I have made it through the book more than once but can't seem to put it on the shelf.
2.  No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage
This book had me laughing and crying.  It spoke to my heart and felt as if it was written just for me.  I love the truth of motherhood portrayed in this book.  If you find yourself being a little too hard on yourself and your role as a mother, you must read this book.  It will remind you that you are doing a fantastic job!

3.  Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker
Okay, hold on.  This book is not for the light hearted.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have the urge to do "more".  This book has only solidified that feeling.  It will shake you to your core and bring new light and education in regards to helping others.  If you are comfortable with your current life I do not recommend this book.  However, if you are looking to make a change in your Christian walk then please run out to the closest book store or grab your laptop, phone, or tablet and order this book.

So there, I gave you a great daily devotional, a funny and very honest view of being a mom, and a rock your world interruption.  Let me know if you have also read these books.  And more importantly, I want hear about your favorite reads!

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