Great Books To Read: A Short List
Would you rather watch T.V. or read a book? Go to a social gathering or read a book? Play games on your phone or read a book? It's the latter to all of the above for me!
I really enjoy reading, and over the past few months I have been trying to make an effort to read more books, especially non-fiction. As I've mentioned in another blog post, I want my daughter to grow up watching me consistently reading books and learning instead of being on my phone. So today I want to share some awesome books I've read recently that you might be interested in too!
1. Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. This book is very large, but it's written well enough to catch and keep your attention! Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Christian during the Nazi regime, and this is a biography that describes, among other things, what he did during that time!
2. Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Wife of Charles Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes Jr. This biography is a very interesting and easy read! Susannah Spurgeon was definitely a woman worth looking up to and learning from. In this book we also get many glimpses of Charles Spurgeon and the amazing but hard life he lived. I highly recommend it!
3. The Defence of Calvinism by C. H. Spurgeon. I have written a blog post about this great little book! I can't recommend it enough!
4. And God Came In: The Extraordinary Story of Joy Davidman by Lyle W. Dorsett. This is another biography I read shortly after reading Susie, and it's about the wife of C. S. Lewis. This book is a very easy read and it's simply written. Even though I haven't read much of anything written by Lewis, reading the story of his wife was quite interesting!
5. Fatherless, Childless, Godless by Dr. James Dobson & Kurt Bruner. There isn't necessarily a title for the actual series, but what I have written above is three separate books, in order, that are all apart of one series. These books were recommended to me by my awesome aunt, and they are now one of my favorite series! They are a foretelling of what our society will become if we continue to deem fathers as unimportant, if we stop bearing children, and if we continue to make ourselves out to be God.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Y'all, this book is fantastic! I actually just finished reading it last night. When I first started it, I thought it was going to be boring and uninteresting, but the more I read the book the more it sucked me in and kept me coming back for more! This is a book I didn't want to put down!
7. The Katie Weldon Series by Robin Jones Gunn. Pretty much anything written by Robin Jones Gunn is amazing! I absolutely love the Christy Miller Series, and the Katie Weldon Series is based on Christy's best friend. I read this series a long time ago but i wanted to read it again; I only owned one book in the series so I went on Thriftbooks online and bought the other three for less than $5 apiece!
8. Becoming Us: A Novel (Haven Makers) by Robin Jones Gunn. This is a new series by Gunn that I only recently learned about. As soon as I found out about it I went on Amazon and bought it for $10! It was a great read! I also preordered the second book which is supposed to come out in April. The main reason this series was so appealing to me was because even though the main character is someone new, the book still greatly includes Christy, Sierra and Jennalyn, which are women featured in a few of Gunn's other books. I didn't want to put this book down!
I hope this post encourages you to pick up a book to start reading yourself! And if you think you don't have time, remember this: For the most part, we as people make time for the things we love! Secondly, since everyone is under quarantine in the world right now, what else do you have to do? :)