My current library of books includes many genres. So when I decided I was taking sabbatical this summer, I took several books that I already had in my possession, and I took a few new ones.
After resting for a few days, I decided I would open one of my new books. Boy was I in for a treat! Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Buchard blew me away! I happened across this book on Facebook. It popped up as an advertisement in my timeline one day, and said something like, “This is the book of the summer!” Because I believe things don’t just happen “by chance”, I researched the book and then quickly ordered it. Well, I was not disappointed! Not only did I read the book in only a few days, I also ordered another copy WHILE I was reading it and sent it to my daughter. She, too, read it in just a few days. It really captured our attention and we couldn’t put it down. I give it five stars!
Another book that was new to me is Present over Perfect: Leaving behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist. Once again, this just showed up when I was looking for something else. (Funny how that works!) Well, when I researched it, I was almost not going to order it because it was listed under Christian Self-Help. Now, I’m not against Christian authors, but I didn’t want someone preaching to me. I was on sabbatical to listen to God, not others tell me their views of God. I ordered it anyway……and I have fallen in love with this author, her stories, and her very down-to-earth way of bringing God into Spirituality. I give this book 4.5 stars.
My next book will not be a book, but rather an audio of a book: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well‑Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. I am quite excited to listen to this audio, as my husband has already listened to it and shared it with me.
Whatever you decide to read or listen to, find what it is that feeds your soul, then spend time there. Believe me, you’ll be glad you did!
What have YOU read lately? What is YOUR favorite book?