I’m not one to re read books that I love. For some reason even if I love the book, once it’s read it’s read. I’ve never really understood the desire to read something again unless its been years and you forgot the contents. So it should come as no surprise that my favorite book is the one book that I can (and aim to) read every day of my life and it never gets old. I can never learn it all or remember every detail. The Bible really is the most powerful, helpful, encouraging, convicting, mind-boggling, direct, loving book I know. It takes an Almighty Creator and makes Him relatable. It helps define my world and gives me guidance on how to live. I notice a big difference in my attitude on days started by time in the Word versus days where I don’t.
Unfortunately it has become divisive in many ways, and taken out of context even more. That’s not God’s fault though, that’s on man. I’m not one to push my faith on people, but the question was on my favorite book, and this is my lifestyle blog so there ya go. I am plodding along on reading it straight through, but I like to spend time in-depth on different sections. I have spent years in BSF, which I love because it’s just studying the Word straight up without anyone’s commentary. I have found over the years that I need structure to help me get the most of my reading, and so I’m excited to start a new study on hospitality this week from She Reads Truth. It also provides an online community for accountability as an added bonus!
As for non-Bible books that I love, it’s hard to pick a favorite but I’ll give a few shout-0uts.
Most impactful non-fiction: Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand
Favorite genre: Mystery/suspense. I finished ALL of the Nancy Drew books as a kid. I read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark too. If I had time I’d find a new author to explore in this genre.
Favorite Fiction: I just can’t commit. I’ll let you know when I do!
In the meantime, stay tuned for my monthly Book Club updates for what I’m reading now!