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five favorite books about faith

January 24, 2013

This morning the #shereadstruth devotion spoke about replacing toxic thoughts with God’s truth.  As I shared with you last week, over the past year I let myself drift away from actively doing this, and negative/fearful/discontented thoughts began to take over. One of the best ways I know how to dwell on a subject is to read about it, so I wanted to tell you about my five favorite books about faith. Keep in mind that I haven’t read anything in this area for awhile (I need to! Give me your recommendations!) so there’s nothing recent here. Thankfully these stand the test of time. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. It was hard to pick one C.S. Lewis book, especially since I…
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five favorite books of 2012

January 3, 2013

Many of the books I read in 2012 I liked a lot and rated 4 stars. But only five (technically six, because I cheated) would I say I LOVED and rated 5 stars. Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud – This is the third in a trilogy of children’s fantasy that I listened to on audiobook and thoroughly enjoyed. It was a perfect example of what a final book should be. Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie – I’m fascinated with Russian history, and this is one of those stories where the truth really is stranger than fiction. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – The characters were the main draw for me here. I loved them. Sabriel and Lirael…
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