I just finished the most AMAZING book!!! "A Voice in the Wind" by Francine Rivers, the first in her Mark of the Lion series. Oh my goodness!!! So awesome. I cried at the end. :( But it included the first chapter of the next book and I can't wait to go to the LeaKer's tomorrow to put this one back on the shelf and get the next. The book is over 500 pages and it took me a couple tries to get into it, but once I got past the first chapter (it's set in Rome, shortly after Christ when Jerusalem was destroyed)-and all the weird words...man, I was hooked!
So far these last couple weeks I've read Max Lucado: He Chose the Nails; It's Not About Me; Come Thirsty, bits of He's Just Not That Into You and Determing the Relationship. I've also got three more books that my landlord has lent to me, plus a few I bought a while back and now this second book by Francine Rivers. Oh and I'm also in the middle of a novel written from the perspective of Job's wife (Job of the OT, in the Bible), about half way through that one. I'm seriously loving reading SO much! Back in Feb/March I also read Tuesdays with Morrie (really raw and emotional...about one man's friendship with a dying man who had ALS-which my grandfather has), Life & Work (carrying Sunday morning worship into Monday morning office, so many truths!), Philipp Yancey's, What's so Amazing about Grace? And I'm sure there's more. Man, I can't wait to have some of my old college books out here and read them again, without the obligation of having to write a paper, but just wanting, thirsting after more knowledge.
Now I hope that I can find this same desire to read my Bible. I have a hard time with that one. But I keep trying. Seriously, wow. Books are INCREDIBLE. I should get rid of my tv...I don't need it, but I do need more space for books. lol. I can't explain this, I just LOVE reading.
Now that you all think I'm crazy, I'm going to bed. Goodnight.