Well, folks…February has been quite the month. Theo started at the police academy on February 6th, Tera quit taking naps, and Kiah started screaming for several hours every night. Sooooooo I didn’t get hardly any reading done this month. I read several magazines, but I only read two books.
The first one was 7 by Jen Hatmaker. This one came out a few years back and I loved it back then, so I decided to give it another read. I know that Jen Hatmaker has gotten a lot of flak recently from her and her husbands statements about Scripture supporting homosexuality. While I don’t agree with her take on this particular issue, I still think that she has got some things right- and I always appreciate being able to hear a perspective different from my own.
Anyways, 7 has nothing to do with that controversial matter, I just wanted to make it clear where I stand on that. Even after all the hype around this book has faded, I still loved it. I loved Jen’s light, easy way of communicating the hard subjects. I love the whole premise of the project and the idea behind fasting from seven different things for a month each. I love her thoughts on each one and overall this is one of those books that encourages me to step out of my comfort zone and really think about my actions in relation to my spirituality. I highly recommend this book to any believer!
The second book I picked up was Unbroken.
I’m going to be honest…this book took me 3.5 weeks to read through because it is so DENSE. No detail was left out of the story of Louie Zamperini. His story is INCREDIBLE. I was shaking my head and bawling and just absolutely amazed over the resilience of humanity. This story is about a soldier in WWII whose plane crashed and he was captured by the Japanese and placed in a POW camp. Again, it’s a very long book and very research-heavy, but so, so well written and fascinating. I have a new appreciation for my life and the freedom that we have in our country.
I think after those two I need to pick up something a little bit more light and fluffy! Hopefully next month I’ll have a few more books to review!