Today is "Show us Your Life Friday" over at Kelly's Korner. I've never participated before, but today's topic is BOOKS, and I love to read!! I think my children are going to inherit that trait from me. As a matter of fact, my five-year-old
Ethan and Addy love to sit on my lap before bedtime and read a book together. They have two favorite bedtime books and they are:
Bethany (along with about every other pre-teen girl I know) loves the Twilight Saga. I must say that I quite enjoyed them as well, and I took full advantage of using her as my excuse to go see New Moon in the theater! I didn't feel quite as embarassed because I had three teenage girls with me.
I have read so many books I probably could never even count them all. Some of my favorite authors are Nicolas Sparks, James Patterson, Beth Moore, Anita Renfroe, and Anne Graham Lotz.
One of the books that has probably helped me more than anything in dealing with my sickness and just the everyday problems of life is Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. The pages in that book are written all over, highlighted, and pretty much look like they have been through a war. The main theme of the book is that every trial we go through is ordained by a Sovereign God, and how each of those trials is intended for our good and for His glory. My favorite line from the entire book is this: "God never wastes pain." Love it.
I have read Angie Smith's blog, Bring the Rain for a long time, and I seriously counted down the days until her book was released. My sister pre-ordered a copy for both of us that way we could get them before the release date. We live next door to each other, and I kept walking to her house looking to see if the Amazon box was on her porch!! I certainly did not have any intentions of
Anywhoo, I LOVE to read, and I could probably go on and on for hours talking about my favorite books and authors. These are the ones who top the list.