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Subject: It's August..what fic/non-fic are you reading?
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 12:25 AM ET
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It's a new month & I was wondering what was in your Aug. TBR pile this month? I like to hear what others are reading to give me ideas to add to Mt. TBR!! 

I am reading Amy Grant's MOSAIC right now & it is really good! It is really refreshing.  I thought it was going to be about her marriage, divorce, remarriage so I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, but it isn't like that at all.  I am so glad I picked this up!

In my Aug. TBR pile I have:

Come Thirsty by Max Lucado

With This Ring I'm Confused by Kristin Billerbeck

Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury

and I'm in the middle of the Bible Study Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss----this is EXCELLENT by the way!!!!  I cannot recommend it enough!!!

I will also read whatever my neighborhood book group reads...I think the woman who picks for Aug is going to pick Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret?  

(My list is short because I don't seem to have a lot of extra time to read right now)

 

Subject: Books I am reading
Date Posted: 8/3/2008 2:35 PM ET
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I too did the LIES WOMEN BELIEVE AND THE TRUTH THAT SETS THEM FREE. Excellent book. It opened my eyes to alot of what the devil was blinding me with.

these books arent on my tbr list, but I just got done reading a book from the new christian author STEVEN JAMES ( THE PAWN). I have to say from the first page to the last, I couldnt put it down. I found out that this book is the first in a trilogy.

I also just got done reading THE LIST,  and  THE SACRIFICE by ROBERT WHITLOW. I have both of these books on my bookshelf and they also are excellent reads.

I had surgery a couple of weeks ago and have some time while I am recupperating to read. I am looking forward to all the books I have ordered to come in.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 6:32 PM ET
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I just finished The Beach House by Sally John this morning. Very good Christian women's fiction.
I started a non C/F book this afternoon, we'll see if it grabs me soon or not.

The rest of the month I hope to get the second Yada YAda Prayer group book read, another Sisterchicks book read, Lisa Wingates A Month of Summer and maybe a couple more.

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 8:23 PM ET
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I just finished a book by Lynn Austin and I am getting ready to start The Sister Circle by Nancy Moser and Vonette Bright (want to read the whole series). I just got Why The Sky Is Blue by Susan Meissner from the used book store, along with another book from the Grace Chapel Inn series (thanks to PSB member who introduced me to that series!! I love it).

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 8:25 PM ET
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Shayla- move the Karen Kingsbury book "Like Dandelion Dust" to the top of your TBR pile !!!!!! You will NOT be sorry. This is one awesome book.

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 1:33 PM ET
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I have a book to recommend.

I haven't read it yet, but my husband read it in two days!  (And that's saying a lot, since he's not much of a reader normally)

Michael English: The Prodigal Comes Home

My husband said this book was so good he literally could not put it down.  If you don't know who Michael English is, he's a Christian recording artist with an amazing gift for song.  The book tells of his "fall from grace" and his struggles with drug addiction, and his return to the Lord.  I can't wait to read it... I love to read stories of God's grace and redemption, and this book would certainly qualify.  So this book is next on my TBR pile!

 

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 2:44 PM ET
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Not reading anything on my TBR list, but couldn't pass up library book : "the secret life of Becky Miller" by Sharon Hinck. Really good book about trying to be a supermom. I like the beginnings of each chapter where she is daydreaming about being a spy or detective or whatever her mind comes up with.

I'm finding that most of the books I'm reading that are Christian fiction have the characters trying to do lots of things on their own. It's not until they decide to "let go and let God" that everything in their lives starts to work out  better.

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 11:26 PM ET
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If I can stay off the computer, I've been reading an Alton Gansky book.  Great writer.

Michael English came to our Church last year.  I got to hear a bit of his testimony.  God's grace is absolutely amazing.  Thank you Jesus for setting the captives free!

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 11:46 PM ET
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I'm about to pick up Showdown by Ted Dekker.  Before that I read Return by Karen Kingsbury.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:21 AM ET
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It looks like A Sister's Hope will be in my August reading. I've put a hold on the copy at our library, and I just got moved up to 1 of 62 here!

I've been waiting for this 3rd book of the set to come out to find out if I'm right about who has been causing all of the trouble in the first 2 books.

Most of my reading right now is previewing materials for this school year. I plan to delve rather deeply into Worldviews with my 2 highschoolers in our homeschool this year. They need that to have the wisdom to see where all the stuff  comes from that is thrown at them daily.

I have added the Michael English book to my WL. When I ordered something from CBD for school last week, they were offering 6 Homecoming videos, including a Mark Lowry one, for under $10. They came in today. Seeing Michael on some of them reminded me that I had read a review for his book. So with the raves on here - I had to add it!

The funny thing with the Mark Lowry Goes to Hollywood video is that I recognized the director of the ReMARKable Choir. I have a record that her family made when she was probably 14, and she used to sing solos for the Youth Convention choir. I about swallowed my gum when I saw her on there!

This is a great topic! I like seeing what others on this forum find worth reading.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 6:21 PM ET
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I just finished Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen Lawhead. Great read. Not sure what I will have time to pick up next but you all have left some good suggestions.

My Bible Study group is also doing Lies Women Believe. I went through it about 4 yrs ago, but the Lord seems to be bringing up new things this time.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 8:47 AM ET
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I've been reading more non-fiction lately.

I just finished"  "Through Painted Deserts" by Donald Miller

 

Currently working on:  "Wide Awake" by Erwin Raphael McManus