Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans (3/5) – Rachel always makes me see the bible from a different perspective. While I don’t always agree with her she stretches my thinking patterns. This book mainly talks about how the Bible isn’t supposed to be torah since it was written to a certain group of people. I have a hard time believing this all the way because Jesus says the instructions in the Gospel is for all of us. The question is… What rules and commandments in the Bible are not suppose to apply to this century. What stuff should we still adamantly believe and follow. This book was sometimes confusing but I think it was because it is filled with such richness and depth. I need to reread the part on war stories again.
Placemaker: Cultivating Places of Comfort, Beauty, and Peace by Christie Purifoy (5/5) – Christie talks about all the places she has ever lived. She sees the beauty in each place. I can’t believe she lived in my city at one time. There is a park really close to my house that has always been my favorite. She loved it too. In the end I learned that this was a book about her longing for peace and realizing that peace and place are indistinguishable. This book is also about God’s longing. She says “God longs for the place he has chosen as a dwelling for his Name.” My favorite quote in the book is “If peace is a state of harmony, if it is a kind of wholeness or completeness, then we will never find it by running away from broken things and messy places.”
- Good Sam (5/5) – A great movie about some guy leaving tons of money on people’s door steps. It was very heart warming. It makes me realize there aren’t many movies that focus on kindness.
- Her Only Choice (5/5) – This movie is about a lady who gets breast cancer and pregnant with her first child at the same time. Doctor and husband encourages her to get an abortion so they can start treatment. She refuses to abort the baby. Check out the rest to see what happens. 🙂
- The best $16 I ever spent: Old Navy pajamas after my husband left
- Psalm for Second-Hand Grief ( In Memory of Rachel Held Evans)
- Lessons of Love and Life I Learned From Grief