Joy: I am that person that loves to read. I still read books with real pages because I love the smell of the paper, the feel of it between my fingers, the sound of the pages being turned and most of all the weight of the book – the story I am going to enter into, in my hands. And I always have more than one book on the go and always one in the car… it’s just more fun that way! What I am into right now: Truth – The books of Esther and Ruth on my own doing a study on these to women and their courage and faithfulness. Non-Fiction – Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist, A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman, and God’s Psychology by Terry Higgins. I’m not reading any fiction right now, but if I were to suggest some of my favourites a couple of them are: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck, The Keys to the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin and A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
Michelle: I’m reading Things A Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of a Creative Mind, by Biz Stone Co-founder of Twitter. The book is about believing you’ve got something to offer the world, creating opportunities for yourself and having empathy for others because at the end of the day people need to trump the bottom line. But from there, Stone loses me, because he makes altruism about building a kind of “righteous pride,” we can have for ourselves so we can feel like we are good people. But “goodness,” comes from being saved by Jesus who takes away our stains and gives us a new heart, not of anything we can earn on our own.
Paula: After receiving this question, I realized I’ve been doing a lot more writing lately than I’ve been doing reading! However, when I do find time to read, here some of the online materials I have been into lately: Set Apart Girl Magazine, Set Apart Girl devotions, Pages for the Dark Horses, and Suzie Lind’s blog Hemmed In. And whenever I find time to actually sit down to read an inspiring Christian book, I’ve been really enjoying Wrestling Prayer. I also was recently given God’s Double Agent and am hoping to begin this book as soon as I find time (and who knows when that will happen).
Suzie: Here’s what I’m reading: I AM: Jesus in the Present Tense (Warren Wiersbe), Six Ways to Keep the Good in Your Boy (Dannah Gresh) Sticky Faith (Kara Powell) Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel Centered Faith (Scotty Smith)