So many books. So many stories that painted my world with color and taught me about the sacredness of life. The beauty found in brokenness. That light cannot be appreciated without shadows.
Bestselling novels aren’t always what they seem—that is, they aren’t always created from one person’s imagination.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile and finally had the opportunity to start reading it.
From my boyhood days of reading the Encyclopedia Brown series and The Chronicles of Narnia, books have always been a part of my life. They hold the power to stop time as I enter a whole new world.
Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren
This month, I really enjoyed Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary.
My mother switched the lights off. I knew she expected me to close my eyes and drift off to sleep. Instead, I pulled the quilt over my head so the glow of my reading light wouldn’t filter out the door.
Choosing five books that changed my life ranks up there with the challenge of choosing one book as my all-time favorite. I love books, so much so I don’t believe in getting rid of books—ever. I tried once.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Ernt Allbright returned from the Vietnam War and he had not been the same since.
Books have always been places of safety for me, places where I can try out what it’s like to be someone else for a time, or go anywhere in the world, or open my heart to new ways of thinking.