What's On My Shelf (March 2020)
As we've read almost three months into the year now, it was time to post a few titles that have come across my shelf (and iPad!) Near the end of last year, I made an account on Netgalley, which provides an opportunity to access books that are upcoming or recently published, and then asking you to post an honest review in return. This has been a fun way to feed my reading habit and share some important books with you all. So, if you've noticed a jump in the number of book reviews on the blog, this is partly why :)
So, as you are sitting at home the next few weeks practicing social distancing, here are some books you can find to get your mind on something other than Covid-19.
Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman
This is a great read for women, helping us to understand our current crisis of happiness. She looks at different aspects of culture and contrasts it with the Gospel to remind us how to find it in Him.
The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God That Sound Like the Truth by Jared Wilson
This new book by Jared Wilson is a must-read to help us, as believers, to think critically about the messages we hear from culture around us and how they sound like the truth, we want them to be the truth...but really aren't the truth.
Invitations From God: Accepting God's Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Remember and more by Adele Calhoun
This is my second time through this book, it was required reading for my spiritual formations class, along with 20 days of journaling. It's a good assignment, in case you're interested :) I drew nearer to God's grace for me in each invitation.
Water From A Deep Well: Christian Spirituality From Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries by Gerald Sittser
This was also a required read for my spiritual formations class. The book is organized by historical period, and Sittser draws out a one word theme that characterized the spirituality of each time. It was very interesting to me, as I read and reflected on how faith developed through history and how different disciplines were more prevalent at different times. It drew me to look at disciplines that aren't a part of my evangelical history and see a different perspective.
Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making by Andrew Peterson
This book is part memoir, part christian living, as the author shares a lot about his background in songwriting and writing and how creativity is both a challenge and a blessing. See my full review here.
Stronger Than Death: How Annalena Tonneli Defied Terror and Tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa by Rachel Pieh Jones
This was a remarkable woman. Written by an author who lived a few blocks down from where she served, it was insightful and challenging read. See my full review here.
The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken
I came across this True Colors series; Historical Stories of American Crimes. This book is about a woman who is forced to spy for grave robbers. It's not gruesome or gory. Rather a story of fighting for what's right, and the struggle to protect the ones you love.
Hope you enjoy the list! Happy reading.
What's on your to-read list the next few months? Any recommendations??