So for those of you who know me, you know I am an avid reader and Learner is my soaringly high number one strength. So today, on my top five Friday I thought I would share some of my favorite books as of late…with all this extra time from my sad lonely single life I lead I have had alot of time to read. (ha!)
1. The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas
As what typically happens, many of my reads come from the lovely Hanna. She mentioned one day that she and her man friend were reading it together. So I grabbed it to see what I could glean from it. I do have to recommend this book to every single, dating, engaged person I know. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I tweeted about it while I was reading last month.
2. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
You talk about a game changer of a book. He and his wife Kathy co-wrote this and let me tell you how much it shook my foundation. There was a night when I wanted to chuck it across the room. But it’s so worth it to dive into what the meaning of marriage is from a faith lens and really see where God is using and moving you as a person and as a husband or wife.
3. Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
I got this for my birthday a couple of months ago but I just cracked it open now. Good stuff, I like her heart and mind on having a community and life around the table. In all honesty, that’s what I want for my life…joining community around food and loving the growth from it.
4. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud
Another game changing book. One that I know for me had me pushing back in life…recognizing boundaries are needed in some places and that it’s okay to say so. It’s alright to say this far and no farther. It makes me feel like I’m in The Lord of the Rings sometimes (You shall NOT pass!) but it’s ultimately for everyone’s good.
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I love the Mortal Instruments series, and sadly it’s the only fiction I have been enjoying as of late since I am rereading the series. While some people mocked the movie, if you have read the books, it made sense the way they did it. I encourage these books alot since it’s not like Twilight and the female lead is actually rather strong and independent.
Others on my list to read: Think by John Piper, God and Football by Chad Gibbs (that one is loaned out currently), and Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist
So what are you reading? Share below and be entered to win The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas! Happy Friday!