Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Summer Reading

I don't ever read as much as I would like to. There are a lot of things that I'd like to do but I don't ever allow myself simple pleasures such as reading and scrap booking. Although I have done ZERO scrap booking this past summer, I have read several books. Most of these books I read during the month of June when we were unplugged.

This book was written by a man who was dying but it is all about the full life he lived. He had the opportunity to deliver a Last Lecture and after that he co-wrote this book. Even after his diagnosis he continued to create and make memories with his children. He inspired many during his years as a Professor and this book too will continue to inspire now that he is gone. What an amazing gift he has left for his children.

I finally got around to reading this! I had started last summer but then began a 32-week long Bible Study which was a lot of reading, so I picked it back up this summer and started over. I am so glad I did!!! I can see why it has been so popular.In this story you see the Trinity in a unique way. This book creates some beautiful images of what and how our relationship with God our Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit can look like and feel. I found myself feeling both comforted and challenged while reading this book but mostly what I learned is the importance of being IN and staying in relationship with God. That's why He created us to begin with.

My Sweetie bought this book for me. He enjoys listening to Dr. Laura on the radio and has been telling me for years that I should listen, that I would like her too. So he bought me this book. This book was a nice re-affirmation of what I do and it has helped me to look and see things a little differently. If you are a stay home mommy or are thinking about being one, I would recommend reading this book.

After finishing In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms I told my Sweetie he could go by this next book for me. My thought is if you are a wife, you should read this book!!!! There is something in here that every wife needs to hear for the sake of making their marriages better. Some of it seemed like common sense to me and I was a little baffled at how some women actually treat their husbands. But then again, I'm not perfect either and also gained some new insight on how I myself can be a better wife. So, if you are a wife, regardless of how good or not so good or maybe even a little indifferent your marriage may be, read this book!! Or buy it on CD and listen in the car!!! Your marriage will be blessed by it!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

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