So, I've got my Kindle loaded with books right now! I'm a book hopper. I know, I know....people think it's crazy and annoying, but I have three books going at once right now.
I am falling in love with One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Ann Voskamp has an unusual writing style, but it captures your heart. She feels completely real. This was taken from her website:
"Ann Voskamp’s story is not happily ever after. As a child, her sister was crushed under a truck in front of her and her mother. Consequently, her mother checked herself into a psychiatric hospital and her father couldn’t find God. As an adult, she stood beside her brother-in-law as he buried his first two sons. Voskamp is a wife and mother who does not grin through the pain but battles to believe that in God is joy, and that there are as many gifts amid the grittiness of life as in the moments of celebration.
In One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Ann strives to find the meaning of life and fully embrace the surprising truth from the final scenes of Jesus’ earthly life. In the hours before Jesus’ execution, he took bread and gave thanks. This fresh, heart-wrenching book unveils the long forgotten wonder that through the imitation of Christ’s thankfulness, we too can experience a life of joy.
With startling lyrical power, Voskamp writes the answers to universal questions:
Where is joy in the midst of cruelty and chaos, duties and despair?
How does one slow down enough for the soul and God to live in synch?
How in the world do we learn to find God and live fully?"
It will move you from painful tears to overwhelming joy. I am just loving this book right now! I would absolutely recommend it to everyone!
The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. Here's a brief summary from her website:
"Drawing on challenging insights from Scripture enlightened by her own experiences as a mother for 18 years, Sally draws a biblical and very personal portrait of motherhood that reveals the heart of God for all mothers of all times. This book, filled with personal anecdotes and stories, will refresh your vision for biblical motherhood, renew your commitment to your precious children, and prayerfully bring the reviving Spirit of God into your home and family."
I'm enjoying this book because it breaks down not only a woman's role in the household, but a woman's role to her children. It makes you realize how significant a mother's role is to her child spiritually. To me it just connects the whole picture, spells it out if you will.
For my third, lighter read I am enjoying going back through my Sookie Stackhouse books. It's Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series. They're super easy to follow and really well written. Her eleventh book in the series is coming out in early May, so I'm just refreshing my memory so I can dive right into that one! Vampires loving a regular Southern girl....strange, but highly addictive to read!