I am going to try to post book suggestions on the weekends. I will list books that I think are awesome. They could be books that I have read before or reading now or books I can’t wait to read. These books can be about anything. So here are my top three weekend reads.
- Burlwood Forest by John Choquette
I just finished reading Burlwood Forest. I am going to be reviewing it on my other blog next week.
But here is a brief summary to grab your attention. No one came to eleven-year-old Michael Pumpernickel’s birthday party, not even his invisible friend. Maybe it’s because he’s awkward and carries a fanny pack. Or maybe it’s because he really likes school. But nothing was going right in Michael’s life, until one day, everything did. After receiving a mysterious letter, he finds himself in the middle of an unlikely adventure, the center of an age-old prophecy about an enchanted magical forest and a power-hungry fox obsessed with revenge.
2. Motherhood Unexpected by Deanna J. Smith
I fell in love with this writer by reading her blog Everything and Nothing from Essex. She is an amazing writer and I can’t wait to read her new book. It is currently on its’ way to my house. So look for a review soon. But here is a brief summary.
All Claire wants is to be a mother, but her perfectly planned birth ends with a surprise. Forced to question everything that she has ever believed, she struggles through new motherhood. How can God still be good when nothing about this is even remotely good? Meanwhile, Claire’s teenage sister Felicity goes too far with the wrong kind of guy. Faced with a life-altering decision, she can’t help but wonder, “why me?” Julie counsels her daughters as they deal with the complications of sex, disability, broken expectations, and jealousy. However, a deeply buried secret won’t leave her alone, causing her to have her own doubts. Three women face circumstances that leave them broken and desperate. Will they find peace with the unexpected before it’s too late?
3. One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp
I recently started this devotional book and I am impressed with how thought-provoking it is. I am only doing one devotion a day but that one devotion impacts my day in a positive way. These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts.
So here are my top three picks for weekend suggestions. So tell me do any of these grab your attention?
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