Wednesday, January 09, 2008

books i'm reading ...

i found this book at the library a few weeks ago ... and would you believe, i am the first one to take it out?! it's been in the stacks for a year - what a shame that no one else has picked it up! it's a book on personal revival that Anne Graham Lotz wrote after 9/11 ...

i've never read anything by Anne before ... she writes with an intensity and the same honesty that all the Grahams' seem to have ... the book jacket says "we are living in a generation that desperately needs a fresh vision of God" ... she uses Isaiah's words throughout ... this is a book that i plan on buying, so that i can underline and also read it outloud to leo!!!

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speaking of which ... leo and i are reading the Hidden Price of Greatness ... this too is an encouraging read ... the authors profile folks like Francis A. Schaeffer, the Cowmans', Spurgeon and Fanny Crosby ...

each chapter is on a different person ... and since some of the folks like Fanny Crosby and Charles Cowman struggled with disabilities - leo was able to nod in agreement as i read about some of their difficulties and also spiritual triumphs ...

so what are you reading lately?

12 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

I am reading, 'Nightlight' by Terri Blackstock and bits of 'The Beautiful Tree of Life' a vintage book of devotions, and rereading 'Romantic Homes' magazine...Feb 2003 issue. And starting my through the Bible reading. I love reading...its so relaxing and enjoyable. And such a stress breaker! grin. Hope you are having a good week...I WIll get round to emailing you by and by. Its been really busy here with my hubby working part time and it seems we're always running to an appt. of some sort. Then, while out we browse around...that part I love!

Amrita said...

I like those books specially the second one...would to read it.

I am reading The Many Faces of Deception by Frances Bulle plus some devotionals. I like Henri Nouwen.

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for telling us about these two books.
Susan

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I love fiction...I am not much of a non-fiction person. I love reading Christian authors though...Right now i am trying to read...a book by Ted Dekker and Bill Bright called..."A man called Blessed"...

Sandy

Mari said...

I have read some of Anne's writings and have always enjoyed them. The other book you mention sounds good too. I just fininshed "Love and Respect". It is a book on marriage and how men are called to love, while women are called to respect. It was very interesting and raised many good points with scripture to back it up.

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I've read a biography about Fanny Crosby long time ago, that made her songs even more precious. Her lyrics were not words to tickle the ear, but self experienced hymns to her redeemer.
Great!
What do I read? The calendar of Margaret Fishback Powers is my daily manna.
Christmas gift Paolo Coelho: The Pilgrimage is read sloooooowly.
Crime, borrowed at the public library, Carl Hiaasen, piles of old, very old Reader's Digest beside my bed, local history, people have lived in this area for 10 000 years since last ice age. Old and new poetry are always at hand. Hmm. I guess I read a lot,even got two boos about interior decorating and how to make handbags from Serina. Liked both of them.

John 1
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

That's my #1 favorite book.
From Felisol

Saija said...

maggie ann ... i've read that terri blackstock book - the library has them and i have really enjoyed the read ... and good for you for reading through the bible this year ... i like to do that as often as i can, i did it last year - but this year i want to focus on a particular book - i'm thinking it'll be revelations ... enjoy the time with your hubby!

amrita ... those are familiar names to me too ... i've used quotes from them for things over the years ...

Susan ... i do read fiction as well, but the non-fiction take longer to read because i "ponder" over them! :o)

Sandy ... i haven't read that book - but bill bright is definitely a good author - hope you are enjoying it! :o)

mari ... aren't we blessed to be living in a time when we have so many good books to choose from?!!!

felisol ... amen ... the Word - how precious it is to us and how God can speak to our hearts through it!

Cathy said...

Those look like two really great books, Saija. I need to read more. Guess I spend lots of time reading on the internet. I get lots of scripture verses and devotionals in my email too. :)

daisymarie said...

both books look great!!!

Maiju said...

It's been a while since I've been in this blogging world. Visiting your blog never disappoints me. May God be with you!

Saija said...

cathy ... we are truly privileged and blessed to have so many avenues open to us - so many ways to get our spiritual food!

tina ... they are really really good ... the book on the life of believers is really eye opening ... so many - gave up so much - so some might be saved ...

maiju ... i hope that all goes well in your world! when i think of Finland, i think of you ... :o)

Catherine said...

I am reading Vasily Grossman's "Life and Fate."

Hopefully this link will work, but if not, you can go to www.barnesandnoble.com and search for it: http://tinyurl.com/39zrh9

I'm about halfway through. It's a very compelling, well-written book, but very difficult to read due to the depressing subject matter -- I find I can read only 30 to 50 pages at a time before I feel the need to take my mind off it for awhile. I highly recommend the book, though. I think it's important never to forget that period in the world's history.