Waiting to Read

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas break (a whole three weeks for us) is a most glorious time.  Why?  Because I get extra time to read!  Here are a few books that I am looking at reading.  Have you read them?  Would you recommend them?

I recently read about Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole on His Mercy is New and am very interested in reading it.  We all have parts in our lives that need mending. One of the biggest struggles in my life is to come to the place where I am at least mended so that I can function in this world.

I just recently stumbled upon these books:  Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life and Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist.

 Cold Tangerines is a collection of essays on everyday life and how we can see God in them.  Here is a description of Bittersweet:
  Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a moment of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich even when it contains a splinter of sadness. 'It's the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul. Bitter is what makes us strong, what forces us to push through, what helps us earn the lines on our faces and the calluses on our hands. Sweet is nice enough, but bittersweet is beautiful, nuanced, full of depth and complexity. Bittersweet is courageous, gutsy, audacious, earthy.

Can't wait to get started!! 

How about you? What are you reading these days?

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