Current Books Reading This Fall
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I have not been as diligent as I would like to be with reading books, but I always tell myself that I just need to keep going. Surely, one day I would start finishing a book in a week or less, right? For some time, with specific experiences, I have been reading new genre books and letting go of old ones. Such as murder mystery ones since I want to be careful what I allow in my thoughts.
Don’t get me wrong. Mystery books are one of the only books favored because wanting to know the who, what, when, and why was interesting. But for now, it is time to let go of them. This is for my own conviction.
Another I read a year ago or so is this book that I reviewed in my post. I like historical novels (such as WWII) such as this one, and if I find another book like it, I will definitely read it.
However, I decided to accompany myself with a few books that were in my book stash for some time, and it was time to open for such a time as this. So in this post, I wanted to list some books that I will be currently reading this season.
So why not read them?
Let’s get started.
Holier Than Thou by Jackie Hill Perry
“When God tells you that your life will be lost if and when you try to save it, but losing it for His sake is where you will find it, believe Him. Christ will allow you to find life any other way because there is no other way. Devils will tell you that it’s possible to live without God, but reality as Christ told us that there is no life outside of Him.” Excerpt from Holier Than Thou
I have been following Mrs. Jackie Hill Perry (formal, aren’t we?) for some time on Instagram. Like any followers on Instagram, I’m often intrigued by what she says when it concerns her walk with Christ. Not in the sense of judging her but just enjoying her journey of learning more about GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Spirit. Plus, her children are cute as well.
I have bought another book, in addition to this one, to read. I have already started reading this particular book that I have listed above. And I would like to say that it is definitely a book to read. It journeys through the essence of the HOLY GOD, whom we cannot describe, nor fathom, nor compare to. This book will definitely give you multiple reasons to trust, praise, and worship GOD, who is more than we cannot imagine. Therefore, trusting GOD is sufficient because He is GOD.
Love Story by Nichole Nordeman
“This powerful narrative blends Nordeman’s deeply personal revelations with contemporary, insightful explorations of some of the Bible’s most familiar character-from Adam and Eve to Job, Daniel, Mary, the thief on the cross. Along the way, you’ll discover new ways of looking at these iconic individuals, finding fresh depth of meaning and a profound sense of kinship that reveals how real they were…and how like them we are. Most importantly, Nordeman invites us to stand in awe of God’s immense, relentless love that holds us all, from the Garden to the Gates.” Summary from Love Story by Nichole Nordeman
I just received this book, so I have not started reading it yet. However, I know the author, the artist, since I have listened to some of her songs. One particular piece I like listening to, an old song, is “In your eyes” from her album Woven and Spun, released in 2002. And I even found out that this particular tune, not the words per se, came from an 80s song, sang by Peter Gabriel. It was out of the blue when I was listening to the radio one day. I don’t remember where or when, but the 80 song was playing, and I was reminded of the song she sang. I do personally like both versions, to be honest. So yeah, this is another book that I will be reading as soon as I finish Holier than Thou.
I AM RESTORED By Lecrae
“My experience was different from others. I was silent about my abuse, but I didn’t necessarily feel it was wrong. I wanted to feel that rush of pleasure all the time. I started having sexual experiences with friends and neighbors as early as the second grade. I let distortion of that experience shape my humanity, my body, my soul. When you are exposed to sexuality that early without healthy categories, trauma is free to run your life.” Excerpt from I AM RESTORED by Lecrae
This book was gifted to me by a close family member a long time ago, knowing that I listen to their songs from to time, but I never fully got to read the book. So this season, we are going to read this book for sure.
I actually read a few pages a couple of weeks ago. And from personal experience, I can relate to this author, especially with what he went through at a young age. I wrote my testimony about breaking away from pornography, and let me just say that the bondage of sin and what it takes you through is no joke. It can be traumatic, especially if you’ve experienced sexual abuse at a young age, leading you to seek pornography. Now I am not saying that this book is all about sexual abuse, but it is his journey to being restored. From what? That I desire to know.
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
“Kya touched the words as if they were a message, as though Ma had underlined them specifically so her daughter would read them someday by this dim kerosene flame and understand. It wasn’t much, not a handwritten note tucked in. the back of a sock drawer, but it was something. She sensed that the words clinched a powerful meaning, but she couldn’t shake free. If he ever became a poet, she’d make the message clear.” Excerpt from Where The Crawdads Sings by Delia Owens
This book has been a good read so far. It touches a bit of my heart because I feel for the main character, Kya. She has been living alone ever since her mother, siblings, and father have left her, all while she was under 10 years old! And throughout the years, she’s been learning to survive through self-exploration, experiments, and close friends. Though I say it is a good book read, it is not a book I would read again. Then again, all the books that I have read in the past, I have never reread. It is not because it is terrible, mostly because I stopped reading books that involved murder mysteries.
Therefore, this will be my last book, in that particular genre, to read once and for all. But…I am saying this lightly. So we’ll see. I have not actually seen any Christian, nor have I even considered one. But if you have any recommendations on a Christian novel, please let me know!
There you go! Here are the books I am fixing to read this season. What books are you currently reading?
Until Next Time.