Sunday, January 25, 2009

Readings...

Over the past couple months, I've tried to do a better job of taking time to read. I like to read I just always use the excuse of "not having the time." Well, in the past couple months, I've been able to read 3 books that I would HIGHLY recommend...


This book was an eye-opening book for me. I "knew" about Ethiopia and their orphanages and struggles but I didn't KNOW. I think every Christian should read this book because we are called to care for orphans ... from near and afar.


This book blew my mind out of the water on how I relate to God the Father, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and the Holy Spirit. It is unimaginable how He wants to have such an intimate relationship with us and how much He loves us.



Josh and Amy Bottomly poured their heart and soul out in their book. They were honest and true with their walk in marriage, adoption, and with God ... it brought joy to my spirit in reading this book.

I just ordered 2 more books this weekend on Amazon...both by Tom Davis. Red Letters: Living a Faith That Bleeds and Fields of the Fatherless: Discover the Joy of Compassionate Living. I'm excited to get these and get reading...let me know what else I should add to my list!

God has opened up my heart and I can't wait to see the path He has for Amber and I on as we bring our child home in a few months. I want to be the man that says, "Here I am, Lord, send me" in whatever journey He has for me...

5 comments:

Kristi J said...

Wow, what great books you've read!! I really want the bottomly book...I need to order it...thanks for sharing, kristi

Tisha said...

I am finishing up The Shack right now and the other two are on my list!! I can't wait to get my hands on them. :)
My husband is reading, "Black Baby, White Hands" and is really liking that one too!!

Paul and DeeDee said...

I haven't read the shack yet but my pastor and a couple other guys did this really cool review of the book at our church (well that is what I heard anyways...) Anyways you can listen to the review at bible.org I am planning on reading it after I finish Black Baby White Hands (which I just started and I don't think I really like it yet....but I heard it's good so we will see.)

Tom Davis' books are amazing and changed my life for sure! I think you will really enjoy those, especially Red Letters.

And of course, Melissa Faye Green's book was so great. Paul is in the middle of reading that one right now but he is not much of a reader so it might take him all year:)

Going to order the Bottomly's book today! Thanks:)

asimplereverie said...

i'm reading There Is No Me w/o You right now, and I've been wanting to get Feilds Of The Fatherless. Red Letters looks great too... so much to read, when will I have time to sleep?!

Easties and Co. said...

I have also read those 3 books and loved them. But I am a book junkie and read at least 2 books a month. Next I want to read one of Tom Davis' many books. Do you recommend one over another by any chance? I am a Unitarian but am also very aligned with Christian writings.