I really love to read, and I love to read all kinds of books. Reading is an important part of caring for myself and restoring my soul. I have a goal for reading three books a month so I thought I’d share them with you. Here are my thoughts on what I read this month. Enjoy!
1. Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick – This book was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it! Furtick’s goal is help you recognize that the voice you listen to will determine the future you experience and ultimately we must be able to hear God’s voice above all others. He focuses on four key areas that are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation, and discouragement. I would say that this book is a must read for anyone who is wanting to live in the middle of God’s calling. I’ve come to believe that overcoming the chatterbox is essential to living a significant life. I recently wrote about how you can recognize the chatter in your own life. You can read it here.
2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – The truth is, I love fiction and enjoy pretty much any novel I pick up. However, my overall feelings about this one were just meh…
The book focuses on a family and specifically the agoraphophic mom, Bernadette. A disaster strikes this family and the book is composed of the daughter, Bee, weaving together all kinds of information to figure out the truth. I found myself never really sure if I liked any of the characters in the book because I was annoyed by them all at some point. Ultimately, I was disappointed and would not recommend it. I would love to hear if anyone has read it and what you thought about it.
3. And the Good News Is by Dana Perino – Perino was President George W. Bush’s former Press Secretary and is a current co-host on Fox New’s The Five. This was definitely my favorite book I read this month. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while now and have been looking forward to reading about her experience in the White House and her advice for handling life with grace and a positive attitude. This book is full of fascinating stories and wisdom for “living on the bright side”. This is a great read and I hope you pick it up!
I would love to hear what you’re reading or your favorite books you would recommend. Let me know and happy reading!