Hi, all! I intended on making an “Ask Susie” video for you…but it’s late and I ran out of Dr. Pepper. So, you’ll just have to settle for a written bloggy blog today.
Yesterday, my good friend Heidi Beavers asked if I could provide a list of worthwhile books. See, she has three growing boys and works full time…she just does not have time to invest in books that are…ahem…just “eh”.
I thought she had a really great idea. So, I decided to put together a list of books that I have really enjoyed. Here goes! (HINT, HINT: read all the way to the bottom for a GIVE-AWAY!)
Great Books That I Love
Pocket Guide to the Bible by Jason Boyett (The Bible is FULL of interesting details…things that often need a little explaining. Boyett did a great job compiling this book. With a “Cast of Characters” list, a history of the writing/spreading of the Bible, and the like, this book is great for Sunday School classes, Youth Groups, People looking for a fun way to learn a little more about the Bible)
Talking To The Dead by Bonnie Grove (This novel will have you anxious to keep reading. Full of questions, raw emotion, and really excellent writing, you will not be disappointed that you picked this one up. Well worth the late nights reading)
Zora & Nicky by Claudia Mair Burney (Raw! RAW, I tell you. Claudia didn’t hold back anything when writing this novel. And she’s a Michigan girl…so she gets some extra love around this blog. If you think you understand race relations…even within the Church…well…you’d better think again). Claudia’s book Wounded: A Love Story is on my “to read” shelf.
The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions by Jeff Manion (Great for a small group, this non-fiction study is both encouraging and challenging)
Unconditional (A beautiful novel that was based on the movie…but it’s a really great read.)
Isn’t It Time for a Coffee Break?: Doing Life Together in an All-About-Me Kind of World by Amelia Rhodes (Great for a study, ladies’ group, etc. This book is fun, full of quick chapters, discussion questions, and space for notes.)
Goodness & Mercy by Patti Hill (Okay…so I just started reading it…but it is SO GOOD already. SO GOOD!!!!)
NOW IT’S your turn! Tell me a book or two that you would love to recommend! Each comment on this post will be entered to read a book on my to-read list. Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White. It’s the first in a series about spies in the late 1700’s!
Have a great weekend! Happy reading!