October 20, 2011

5 books on my future reading list

Growing Up Amish

This book looks really interesting. It is a memoir of a man who grew up in an Amish community and his spiritual struggles in leaving. Though I respect the Amish for their simple living, kindness and willingness to forgive, I find the legalism of their lifestyle very frustrating.  I pray that they would find grace and come to know that they don't need to live by all the rules in order to be saved. As Christians, we are already free in Christ...He is all we need.
After viewing  reviews of this book, I think this will be an emotional and heart wrenching read.

Petra: City of Stone

I've always been curious about the ancient city of Petra and its history. I've also been looking forward to reading another book by T. L. Higley. After reading Pompeii (which I loved!) I'm really looking forward to another wonderful story from this amazing writer and learning some of the history of this ancient city.

A Chance to Die

I'm looking forward to reading this biography of Amy Carmichael. Amy was a missionary to India where she discovered young girls who had been sold by their parents to their gods, then sent to the temple to be used as prostitutes. Her heart went out to them and she began a 60 year mission to rescue and nurture these precious children.

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

This novel is about a pampered young woman who flees London to avoid a marriage to a dishonorable man. She disguises herself as a maid and finds employment in the home of a man she once rejected. The author, Julie Klassen, is often compared to Jane Austen in her writing style and I have to say I agree. She is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait until January when this book comes out!


The Well

I recently went to a Casting Crowns concert and enjoyed it so much. When the crowd was raising their voices in praise to the Lord it was like a little taste of what heaven will be like. This book is written by the lead singer Mark Hall. He takes the story of the woman at the well to show us that the only well worth drawing from is Jesus.


  1. Wow! These ALL look really interesting. May have to add these to my TBR list! Good post

  2. LOVE your blog Cathy, I signed up immediately :)

  3. Thanks ladies! And welcome Marja!

  4. Hey, Cathy! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate it. I've signed up, too! Blessings to you!

  5. Looks like a great line up, Cathy! Happy Reading! : )

  6. I loved Growing Up Amish. I also have a copy of Petra sitting on my shelf which I haven't read yet. I loved Pompeii by the same author, so I think that one will be excellent as well!

    1. If you enjoyed Pompeii, I think you'll really like Petra! She's such a great author, one of my newest favorites. :)


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