August 5, 2018

5 books on my future reading list

I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir

Named after 'Mercy Me's' famous Christian song, this memoir, by the lead singer Bart Millard, is the story of him and his family.

As so many others, I've loved this song throughout the years. It's one of those songs that will never go out of style. A song that encourages you to think and ponder on the Lord and eternity to come.

Pastor Greg Laurie says here of this book:

"In I Can Only Imagine, we are reminded that God is able to transform an abusive and monstrous father into a tenderhearted friend and role model. He is able to change a reluctant choir student into a world-renowned vocalist. And he can turn a song written in ten minutes into an anthem about the wonder of eternity.

God is able to do 'immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,' and Bart's story is a testament to that truth." 



Church History in Plain Language 

I recently started this one and I'm loving it!

There really isn't anything 'new under the sun' and God has used great men and women throughout history to help us keep His Word and stay true to it's teaching.

One thing I'm noticing as I read, is that a lot of false teachers today ask the same questions and follow after the same heresies of long ago.

It's important to look to history to see what has been rejected by true believers in the past, so we can move forward in teaching what is right.

Christianbooks.com says here of the book:

"Church history made fascinating! In this updated edition of his classic, Shelley offers a lively account of the ages of the church---from apostolic times to the present---plus new chapters on the explosive growth of Christianity in the southern hemisphere, the influence of technology on the spread of the gospel, the decline of mainline denominations, and more."



Becoming Mrs. Lewis

I love C.S. Lewis. He is one of my favorite authors. I so enjoy his books. Though they can be a bit of a drudge to get through at times, they are so worth it. : )

This novel is about how he met and came to love his wife Joy. I'm really looking forward to it.

Goodreads says here:

"In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.

At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all."




The Gospel According to God

This book is based on Isaiah 53, one of my favorite chapters in the Bible and one I love so much.

“He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Amazon says here:

"Often hailed as one of the greatest chapters in the Bible, the prophecy of the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 foretells the crucifixion of Jesus, the central event in God’s ultimate plan to redeem the world.

This book explains the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, highlighting important connections to the history of Israel and to the New Testament—ultimately showing us how this ancient prophecy illuminates essential truths that undergird our lives today."



True Feelings God's Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions

We all have feelings and emotions, and as Christian women we need to learn how to honor God with them.

It's an on-going struggle for most, including myself, but with God's direction and guidance, we can learn.

Amazon says here:

"Emotions can be confusing. At times, we live at the mercy of our emotions, feeling helpless to understand them and powerless to control them. But the Bible brings clarity to this confusion, showing women that emotions are ultimately a gift from God. 

In this book, a mother-daughter team offers women a fresh perspective on their feelings straight from God's Word, helping them handle emotions in a way that honors God and others. Pointing women to godly habits and unpacking the role of feelings in everyday life, this book offers hope for flourishing with the emotions that God gave them." 

24 comments:

  1. "Becoming Mrs. Lewis" - that one is going on my check-out list! Sounds just like my type of end-of-sumemr read:) Thanks for sharing -

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too! Hope you enjoy it. : )

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  2. The book on church history looks so good, thanks for sharing the others as well. I hope you will be linking up with me on Thursday at #TuneInThursday :)

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    1. It's really good so far! Thanks for stopping by. : )

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  3. wow - these look terrific - now to add to my pile! I'm reading Love Does and it's delightful!

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    1. Your welcome! Hope you enjoy some of them. : )

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  5. Thank you for this list of books. Becoming Mrs. Lewis sounds intriguing. I always love new book recommendations.

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    1. Yes, I'm interested in 'Becoming Mrs.Lewis' too. I haven't read anything about her before.

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  6. What a fantastic selection of books! I had not heard of any of them, and I'm interested in them all. The ones that particularly catch my eye are True Feelings, and Becoming Mrs Lewis. Thank you so much for sharing this excellent list with the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Cathy! I hope your week is going well.

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    1. Thanks April! Hope you enjoy any of these you get too!

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  7. Sounds like a great list of books. I really love the sound of the book about Joy. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup this week.

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  8. Becoming Mrs. Lewis sounds amazing!

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  9. That looks like a great list. I love reading about church history. I might add that to my list -- just need to read some of my stack.

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    1. It's really good so far and easy to read. Love that you are interested in church history!

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  10. When you get to it, I'd like to know if you like I Can Only Imagine! I love love that song (doesn't everyone? ha). I'm currently reading The God of Tomorrow and really enjoying it.

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    1. I just finished it! It was so good. Highly recommend it!

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  11. These all look good! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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