I've read the first chapter of this book and have underlined half of it already! : )
Tozer begins this book with this:
"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."
The back cover says:
"What comes to your mind when you think about God? What is He like? In Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer challenges us that if we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think of God as He is.
Deeply informative and truly inspirational, this excellent book will encourage the reader to reflect on the graciousness and majesty of the all-powerful God, the awesomeness of who He is, and experience the divine presence in a new and refreshing way."
I'm looking forward to getting into this book.
Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite novels. Charlotte Bronte is it's author and this book is about her. I'm always a little leery of novels portraying real life people but this one looks very good.
The author Syrie James answers the question,
Which parts of 'The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte' are true?
"The novel is based almost entirely on fact. All the details of Charlotte's family life, her experiences at school, her friendship with Ellen, her feelings for Monsieur Heger, the evolution of her writing career, and her relationship with her publisher, George Smith, are all true and based on information from her letters and biographies."
I'm excited to read this one!
I've just started reading the first chapter of this book and I can tell I'm already going to love it.
Katie reminds me so much of the missionary, Amy Carmichael. She has such a joy and love from God that comes through the pages and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of her book.
Amazon states here:
"What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?
A passion to follow Jesus.
Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ."
The novel The Scarlett Letter was one of those books that lingered well after I turned the last page. It gave me so many things to think about. Things like how we treat others whose sins are more apparent, while ignoring our own.
It made me think of Matthew 7:3.
When I saw this new book, The Outcast, which is based on the story, I was curious to read it.
Goodreads describes it here:
"Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong-willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most. She is eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the bishop.
But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home."
A few years ago I read Joe Wheeler's book, Abraham Lincoln, A Man of Faith and Courage and really enjoyed it.
So when I saw this new book which is filled with heartwarming stories of this beloved president, I just had to add it to my TBR pile!
Amazon says here of the book:
"This rare and beautiful heirloom collection reveals the servant heart of President Lincoln, his dedication to the people who served him, and his homespun humor and wisdom. These are the stories that build character and inspire conviction in those who read and hear them.
Gathered for the very purpose of being passed from generation to generation, these delightful stories will become favorites of adults and children alike—as parents and grandparents read them again and again to their children and grandchildren."