Something I need to do more of, is to rest in Jesus. I always love it when I find a book that teaches this.
Goodreads say here:
"This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as "gentle and lowly in heart," longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel is primarily about God's heart drawn to his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering.
These chapters take readers into the
depths of Christ's very heart for sinners, diving deep into Bible
passages that speak of who Christ is and encouraging readers with the
affections of Christ for his people. His longing heart for sinners will
comfort and sustain readers in their up-and-down lives."
The Other Bennet Sister
I love Jane Austen and have read my favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice many times. This is a re-telling with Mary Bennet's story at the forefront. I've read the first few pages and found the writing beautiful. I'm looking forward to getting to this one soon!
Amazon says here:
"What if Mary Bennet’s life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice?
What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters?
This is the plot of Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Jane Austen fans."
I'm really excited to read this one. I've been listening to Alisha on her podcast and have been encouraged by her stand for the Lord and His Word.
Melissa Kruger says here of this book:
"Is it possible to reconstruct faith after deconstruction? Using her own season of spiritual doubt as a backdrop, Alisa Childers explores the validity of Christianity―as well as the inefficacy of progressive Christianity―with precision, insight, and intellectual integrity.
Another Gospel? is a needed and welcome book that reveals the ways historic Christianity can stand up to our doubts, concerns, and questions."
And Randy Alcorn say of it here:
"Deconstructed faith stories are the new normal. We all know people who once seemed to be solid Christians but have walked away. Alisa’s story of her own reconstructed faith is a breath of fresh air.
She shares her
doubts and struggles and the journey God led her on to rediscover the
solid Rock on which she stands. This excellent book is full of hope and
sound reasons for faith in Jesus and God’s Word."
This is a first book in a series of books that sounds delightful. I've just started it and really enjoying it so far.
Amazon say here:
"It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge.
Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives."
New Morning Mercies
I recently read Paul David Tripp's Advent devotional and loved it. So I'm excited to read through this one this coming year.
Goodreads says here:
"Mornings can be tough.
Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren't
enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul
David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement
imaginable: the gospel.
Forget "behavior modification" or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we'll be prepared to trust in God's goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day."