My Summer Break Reads So Far

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June 24

My Summer Break Reads So Far

While not all my preplanned summer break projects have seen success yet, my resolution to read more is one of the better ones. Today I’m going to share the books I’ve enjoyed reading since school ended, as well as those waiting to be pulled off my shelf.

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

A sequel to another of my favorites, Kisses from Katie, the theme of this book hit close to home for me: Daring to trust God in the everyday pain and mundane.

Love Does by Bob Goff

This book is tons of fun, filled to the brim with hilarious and moving stories from the author’s life, and how each has taught him one more thing about the love of Jesus.

A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller

Prayer is vital to the Christian’s life. This book showed me why in a beautifully simple, Christ-centric way.

Monster by Frank Peretti

I’m over halfway through this thrilling fiction read, and already know it’s going on my list of favorites. Peretti is a brilliant writer, and while I’ve read multiple of his books, this has topped them all so far in suspense and excitement.

Devoted to Israel by Murray Tilles

I’m currently reading the short devotionals from this book each morning, and they have been enlightening. Tilles is a Jewish Christ-follower who shares the importance of his people, as well as their desperate need for the Messiah.

Besides these fabulous books, I’m also looking forward to several others sitting on my shelf. Here are a few:

Sing! by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot

And Girl Defined by Kristyn Clark and Bethany Baird (Okay, this one’s on my sister’s shelf.)

Have you read any great books lately? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! And don’t forget to look for Part Two of my blog series (How Are We Different?)  this week: We Rejoice Differently.

Summer smiles,

Bethany J.

(P.S. I know it’s been too long, but I’m finally back at shooting photos! You can find several new ones on my photography page here.)



3 thoughts on “My Summer Break Reads So Far

  1. I’ve read some of ‘A Praying Life’ and I found it edifying. I actually have ‘Sing!’ and ‘Shadow of the Almighty’ on my bookshelf as “to-read”. When you get to the point of reading the latter two, I would be glad to try and read along at the same pace. It would provide me some accountability in reading.

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    1. I am glad to hear you recommend it! Also, no worries. I’m a slow reader when it comes to reading books but I also read multiple books at a time so I can just read those two particular books at the same pace as you.


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