“What Are You Reading” Wednesday

I don’t know about you, but I love to read! You might be able to figure that out by the huge number of books I have on my bookshelves or by the hundreds of books I have loaded onto my Kindle. I will never read all of the books that I have, especially since I continue to add to my collection several times a week! (Did you know that Amazon.com has free Kindle downloads every day! 🙂 )

I have loved reading since I was a little girl, and I am so thankful that all three of my children are avid readers. Books can be teachers, entertainers, ministers, or counselors…depending on which type of book you choose to read. Books make you think, help you use your imagination and inspire you to try new things. Books take you away to places that you might never physically be able to go.

Currently I am reading this book:

My sister-in-law gave me this book a while back and I've just really gotten into it recently. I am about halfway through it, and am really enjoying it. Sometimes we really struggle with the idea of "bad things" happening to "good people". Many people question how a good God can allow such evil and suffering to continue in this world. They think "If He is good, then He wouldn't let it happen, and if He does allow it to happen, then He must not be such a good God after all." If you have these same thoughts and just can't seem to make sense of it, then I would highly recommend this book by Randy Alcorn.

Now...I want to hear what you're reading! Please share what you are currently reading or what you may have recently read that you really enjoyed. I'm always looking to add another book or two (or fifty or eighty!) to my ever-growing "books to read" list! You just might find some to add to your list too!!

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  1. Angie Spradlin
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 20:11:07

    I am reading Choose Joy by Kay Warren, Preparing to be a Helpmeet by Debbie Pearl (for my girls), The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Nancy Drew (Brooke has me hooked on Nancy Drew again), and I’m reading through the Bible. I have loved to read since I was a little girl, too!!!! Tend to have several books going at once 🙂

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    • sandra
      Feb 18, 2015 @ 20:34:02

      Thanks for sharing, Angie! Choose Joy sounds like a book I need to add to my list! I’m like you….I usually have more than one book going at a time. I’ve had to discipline myself to sticking to just this one right now!

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  2. Beth Daniell
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 20:34:11

    I will limit myself to 3, each of a different genre but I always have more if you need/want them!
    1. The Likeness by Tana French. A dead body shows up that looks just like a former undercover agent and is using one of her old cover identities. I wanted to take days off work and just read this book!
    2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I thought this book would never live up to the hype but it did and more. Beautiful, emotional, incredibly well crafted.
    3. The Maze Runner series. I’ve only read 2 of 4, but they are imaginative and gripping. A dystopian universe aimed more to the YA crowd, but a good divergence from heavier works.

    I look forward to everyone’s contributions!

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    • sandra
      Feb 18, 2015 @ 20:40:03

      Thanks Beth. I’ve not heard of any of these, except the Maze Runner series…I think Jake may have read these. I love getting suggestions for books I’m not familiar with. The Goldfinch has piqued my interest…I’m a sucker for “emotional” books. 🙂

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  3. Lynn Dunklin
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 20:52:33

    I just finished reading Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus and it was an excellent peek into a devout Muslim lifestyle. The writer became a Christian and now works for Ravi Zacharias. Given current world events, I thought it was an insightful book. Highly recommend….would loan it to you but have already checked it out to a young friend interested in worldviews.

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  4. Amanda Kurz
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 21:06:20

    You know that Ryan and I are with you all the way and totally in support of your love for reading! If you ever need a book to borrow, we have a few thousand! Right now, I am reading Believing God by Beth Moore for personal enrichment and The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman for the book club I am in. The first is challenging on a personal level. I am enjoying the historical part of the historical fiction in the second, which is about an ancient Israelite woman fleeing after the fall of Jerusalem who ends up at Masada. I love when you share all the best quotes from the books you read on your Facebook status.

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    • sandra
      Feb 18, 2015 @ 21:30:41

      I was waiting for your response, Amanda! I have Believing God on my kindle…haven’t gotten to that one yet. 🙂 Isn’t The Dovekeepers one of the books I gave you for Christmas? The title and description sound familiar; seems like I remember thinking I might like to read it.

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  5. Cherie M
    Feb 18, 2015 @ 21:52:01

    Oh, I am LIKING this post!!! I’m intrigued by The Likeness that Beth mentioned; I love mysteries. I’d like to recommend The Final Quest by Rick Joyner. It is a vision given to him by the Lord and speaks of many aspects of our Christian walk here on earth, in some ways similar to Pilgrim’s Progress (at least the children’s version that I read 🙂 ) I found it very moving and enlightening! I can’t wait to check back for more recommendations from others!!!

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  6. Frank
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 08:37:46

    Love having my kindle!! I have so many books on there, and several more stored on my PC to transfer to my kindle.

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  7. marykprather
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 13:52:03

    Sandra, I’m reading “Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art” by Madeleine l’Engle — it’s VERY good. I need to get this book you are reading… I think it might be great for me and several people in my family right now. Would you recommend this at all for teens? Thanks!

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