Other than the books of the Bible, I usually don't re-read books. I find there just isn't enough time for all the books I want to get too! But lately, there have been a few that have been calling me back.
These books had an impact on me at sometime in my life and I would love to read them again and see how I react a second time around.
I'm including 3 fiction reads and 3 non-fiction reads.
Not My Will by Francena H. Arnold
I read this as a young teen, maybe 14 or 15 years old. (I'm 48 now) It was a moving story of surrendering to God's will, which remains with me still. I'm looking forward to reading this story again.
The Last Sineater by Francine Rivers
This books deals with superstition. Superstition is when you put your trust in anything other than the Lord. Whether its a man-made item or a man-made idea. Superstition is something that gets a hold of all of us at some time in our lives.
This book deals with the superstitions of the Appalachia people in the 1850's. It was believed that a sineater was required to take the sins of the dead away, and so one man was appointed to live away from everyone else and only come into town when he heard the death bell.
This novel was extremely impactful for me as a young 20 something. It encouraged me, and reminded me that I need to put my trust in Christ alone.
*I actually just finished listening to this one on audio. And I loved it just as much the second time around. It's a novel filled with the Gospel, a rarity today. We need more novels like this one. Ones that share the whole of the Gospel, the precious saving Gospel.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I read this in highschool and remember loving it. Though I remember only bits and pieces of the story, the impression it had on me was great. Racism is a powerful evil in this world and its worth fighting against.
I'm excited to read this again and dive into the lives of these characters.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
This is my absolutely, hands-down, favorite devotional. It's filled with so much wisdom and it encouraged me to seek out the truth in God's Word. My love for Scripture grew after reading this and I now enjoy my time in my Bible more than I did before.
I'm looking forward to starting this again.
If by Amy Carmichael
This is a little book of what you could call 'poems of 'if's.' It is powerful and humbling, as you read of the depth of Christ's love for us, and how we fall so short. It made me so thankful for the Lord and what He has done.
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
This was a short and easy book that I recently read, but I would really like to read again. It had so many wonderful nuggets of wisdom when it comes to our money.
It's a book that reminds us this world is passing away, and what we do with our money has an eternal impact.