Book Recommendation from Fellow Blogger Friends

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1941049788/

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While I don’t like to annoy people with advertising my own books on my truth and encouragement blog pages, I love to suggest my blogging friend’s books. These are great and worthy of the time and money to purchase and read them. Plus, you help a fellow blogger who has gone through some trouble and learned from it and now wants to help. Love that! Share the positive!❤

Writing Shows the Soul

When one writes well, the words convey the soul of the author.

I love the Bible because it shows me the soul of God.

I love reading books because it connects me with the soul of the writer. Doesn’t matter the physical manifestation of the author, the shell of that person is stripped away to obscurity and the mind and heart and essence (the soul) of the author is conveyed and appreciated. You also see the moral character, for better or worse. And this meeting of souls is beautiful. The story may support this but how it is written is much more important.

Never neglect the written word. Especially the Bible, as God is the most important of souls to connect with.❤

Props to Our Library

Did you know there is a place where there are books, music cds and movies to borrow? Our library, unlike many others I have visited, is very much alive and booming. There is a children’s section, a teen’s section, a grownup section and each has activities and readings and all sorts n of things. And our library has a lot of Christian resources also and really nice people. (I have been to others where you feel like a guilty intruder to enter.) So here is proof that with a little revamping, you can still have a popular library, bustling with activity. We come here once a week most weeks and the kids enjoy it. Lots to do. And I love that they love reading. So, thank you, library, for your valuable contribution to my children’s love of reading!❤

Life Outside the Pages

I once felt more alive reading and writing than I did actual living. This is saying a lot because I am a pretty big “liver” (not the organ) too. I love life. The thing is that life didn’t always like me so a book was my friend, my escape, my journey into an alternate reality, my learning tool about people, my entertainment. I would stay up late into the night with my reading light on in bed, with four or five repetitions of “lights out” before I would allow my sleepy eyes to close in slumber. It was the classics: the Bible, Jane Austen anything, Loisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis, Agatha Christie, Herman Melville, Brontte, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little Princess, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the greats. I loved poetry also. And it occurred to me after having burnt out of books from intense doctoral study and way too much college education, that reading is just now becoming a love again. But in the interim, I realized that the Bible was gaining prominence as it connected with my deep desire for truth and closeness to God AND that it reinforces reality lived well as opposed to escaping it. And my busy schedule forces me to prioritize so this real life business may be handled really well, I must limit. I lately enjoy reading my new blog friends’ blogs, writing, participating and reading my Bible and a chapter here or there of some great book.❤