What Are You Reading Now?

by gribi on May 2, 2012

I hope you live somewhere in the world where the weather is just as sunny and delightful, as we have it in Moldova these day. I often have the urge to grab a book and go read it outside, and I often do exactly that. This is what I’m reading on these escapades.

The Bible

I’m currently reading from the book of James. This is a short and practical book, with teachings on how to lead a life that is righteous – honouring God and serving people. It is one of the books of the Bible that I go back to, again and again, when in need of a word of wisdom, or direction.

In a nutshell, what James is sayign is this: faith without deeds is dead.

One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp

I have this on my to-read-in-2012-list – a present from a dear friend – thank you, Nancy!

My husband and I have resolved to enjoy life more, by wanting less and being more grateful. Of course, this is easier said than done (especially when I NEED a new iPod Touch) – but we’re grateful for the progress we’ve made so far (keyword – yes, grateful). I’m not far into the book, but I’m already charmed by the beautiful poignant writing and the promise-slash-challenge: a dare to live an emptier, fuller life.

Dune, by Frank Herbert

Another gift – thanks, Dumitru! – that’s on my to-read-in-2012-list. And another SF classic – part of my resolution to venture outside of my reading “comfort zone”.

This is a book that my husband, being a man, would like. That, because it involves other planets, fantastic (literally) weapons and machinery, and the epic battle between good and evil. I like it for the characters: fearless men and women who fight for what they believe in, despite all odds. The heroes are not just physically strong, but also wise and knowledgeable in the ways of people – they have a clear, disciplined mind and a noble heart.

Frank Herbert is an excellent writer, who weaves a story of a complex world in a way that makes it almost tangible – I kept drinking water while reading it (if you’ve read it, you’ll know why).

I started reading Dune in English, then changed to Romanian – and I find I like it better. Usually it’s the other way around, but not with this book. Go figure.

I already finished Dune last night, because once you start reading it, it’s very hard to put down. Consider this a warning.

Twelve Extraordinary Women, John MacArthur

A book I’m reading together with my Women’s Group. We read and discuss about women of incredible faith, courage and strength. Some of them are pretty obvious for anyone who has read the Bible: Mary the Mother of Jesus, Ruth, Hannah. Some are rather obscure, often overlooked or misunderstood, like Rahab and Lydia.

I also read Francine Rivers’ Lineage of Grace series along with some of the chapters in the book. So far I read Unashamed: Rahab and Unshaken:Ruth and the perspective Rivers gives through her fictional interpretations are very helpful in understanding these women and the situations they were in.

 

How about you, what are you reading these sunny days?

8 comments

The Bible – finished 2 Chronicles today and Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas.

by Paul on May 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm. Reply #

Sounds exactly like Igor’s reading about a month ago :D He’s reading the Bible from cover to cover, and is re-discovering the OT.

Right, Igor?

by gribi on May 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm. Reply #

This is awesome Paul.
I just finished 2nd Chronicles last week and I’m in the middle of the Book of Ezra right now.

by Igor on May 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm. Reply #

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by Welcome, Bienvenue, Willkommen, Powitanie, Vítejte, добро пожаловать | WORD ASSOCIATION on May 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm. Reply #

Hello!
Thank you for sharing with us!
I am reading from 2 Chronicles also :D and God’s Secret Listener by John Butterworth.
Blessings,
Niko

by Nikolino Kosta on May 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm. Reply #

Oh wow – seems like everyone’s reading Chronicles recently :)

God’s Secret Listener sound like an interesting book – what is it about, Niko?

by gribi on May 4, 2012 at 9:32 am. Reply #

It is a thrilling true story of how God is working in Albania…Especially, how He worked during the time that people would be shot if they proclaimed God.

by Nikolino on May 4, 2012 at 10:53 am. Reply #

I am reading the book of James also. I’m just beginning the study of James through the Beth Moore study. I’m “attending” the study with some dear friends from our Wisconsin home church…while living 6,000 miles away from them. :)

The Will of God is the Way of Life by Jerry Sittser is the book I am currently reading. A very good read.

by Heidi Jo Darrin on May 4, 2012 at 1:33 am. Reply #

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