Looking at what I read this month, it was a good month...except that I didn't read anything from my "to read" list. *Sigh* I've got to get on top of that! Here is what I did read:
- Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn. I've read several books by this author, and this one is my least favorite. Basically, it's an allegory about the Christian life being a journey on a road, like Pilgrim's Progress. Alcorn put a lot of good truth in this novel, but the story itself leaves a lot to be desired. Coincidentally, Alcorn put an interesting post about this book on his blog recently about how some people love it and others, well, not so much.
- A Lifelong Love: What if Marriage is about More Than Just Staying Together? by Gary Thomas. I highly recommend this excellent book from Thomas about marriage and making it work the God designed it.
- Then Sings My Soul Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories by Robert J. Morgan. I really enjoy reading a little history about my favorite hymns and their authors.
- In the Company of Others by Jan Karon. Father Tim makes a trip to Ireland and does his usual work of helping out the people he meets, knowing that He's serving God as he does it.
- I'm Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley. Eleven year old Flavia is at it again, solving a murder mystery that happened this time in her own house. This series is such fun! But not for children. I especially enjoy the juxtaposition of her adult insights with her childish fantasies; e.g. she notices that someone else put on the murdered woman's makeup before the police detectives, but she also believes in Father Christmas and wants to catch him.
- Draven's Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. The newest book in the Goldstone Wood series, this tale is just as good as the previous ones, and maybe a little more straight forward and easier to read. It seemed shorter as I was able to read it in just a few days. Of course, Stengl's writing makes me not want to put her books down, so that may have been it, too. ;)
What have you read lately?