What We’re Reading – August 2014


Good writers read. So, let’s share what we’re reading with each other each month.Send in what you’re reading with a short thumbs up/down blurb and a photo (.jpg) of yourself and we’ll post on the third Monday of the month.

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Subject: Reading

Dennis Price
Dennis Price

Martha Pope Gorris, War of Whispers; Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer – Pastor, Martyer, Prophet, Spy; David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer, Aftershock; Jack Cavanaugh, The Colonists; Kamal Saleem with Lynn Vincent, The Blood of Lambs; and Craig Alexander, The Nineveh Project.

A delightful memoir has just been released by local author Jennifer Coburn, titled We’ll Always Have Paris. The story is a hilariously written tale of various European trips taken by the author and her young daughter. Driven by a fear of dying young, Coburn and daughter make classic tourist mistakes and when they gain confidence enough to travel at their own pace, build a relationship that brings never-to-be-forgotten appreciation and understanding – and forgiveness. The book reflects Coburn’s fears and slowly and inevitably tells her own story of dealing with a father who died when she was young. It is brilliantly written and you don’t even realize you’re crying through the laughter. Available at Barnes & Noble and online. My book club at Journey Community Church recently read the 2007 book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Imaculee Illibagiza. Late to the party, we nonetheless relived the horrifying experience of ethnic massacre that is still reverberating throughout Rwanda. The author has written subsequent books on similar topics. Inspiring book of survival by faith. If you are tired of the Christian books based on the “Let’s Pretend We’re Perfect” mode, The Beauty of Broken: My Life and Likely Yours, Too by Elise Morgan holds a mirror to her real life, versus the flawless family illusion she tried to maintain for many years. Gutsy and honest, this book can free you from a Stepford Christian Wives identity in case you’ve fallen into that judgmental trap.

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