January 23, 2017

Books I'd Like to Re-Read


Other than the books of the Bible, I usually don't re-read books. I find there just isn't enough time for all the books I want to get too! But lately, there have been a few that have been calling me back.

These books had an impact on me at sometime in my life and I would love to read them again and see how I react a second time around.

I'm including 3 fiction reads and 3 non-fiction reads.


FICTION:

Not My Will by Francena H. Arnold



I read this as a young teen, maybe 14 or 15 years old. (I'm 48 now) It was a moving story of surrendering to God's will, which remains with me still. I'm looking forward to reading this story again.


The Last Sineater by Francine Rivers


This books deals with superstition. Superstition is when you put your trust in anything other than the Lord. Whether its a man-made item or a man-made idea. Superstition is something that gets a hold of all of us at some time in our lives.

This book deals with the superstitions of the Appalachia people in the 1850's. It was believed that a sineater was required to take the sins of the dead away, and so one man was appointed to live away from everyone else and only come into town when he heard the death bell.

This novel was extremely impactful for me as a young 20 something. It encouraged me, and reminded me that I need to put my trust in Christ alone.

*I actually just finished listening to this one on audio. And I loved it just as much the second time around. It's a novel filled with the Gospel, a rarity today. We need more novels like this one. Ones that share the whole of the Gospel, the precious saving Gospel.


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


I read this in highschool and remember loving it. Though I remember only bits and pieces of the story, the impression it had on me was great. Racism is a powerful evil in this world and its worth fighting against.

I'm excited to read this again and dive into the lives of these characters.


NON-FICTION:

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers


This is my absolutely, hands-down, favorite devotional. It's filled with so much wisdom and it encouraged me to seek out the truth in God's Word. My love for Scripture grew after reading this and I now enjoy my time in my Bible more than I did before.

I'm looking forward to starting this again.


If by Amy Carmichael


This is a little book of what you could call 'poems of 'if's.' It is powerful and humbling, as you read of the depth of Christ's love for us, and how we fall so short. It made me so thankful for the Lord and what He has done.


The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn



This was a short and easy book that I recently read, but I would really like to read again. It had so many wonderful nuggets of wisdom when it comes to our money.

It's a book that reminds us this world is passing away, and what we do with our money has an eternal impact.




26 comments:

  1. Oh, I'd love to do a post like this. I usually get much more from non-fiction the second time through, and many other books as well, but I have so many new books stacked up, I rarely have time to reread. I've read some classics several times - it was interesting to read Little Women at different stages and identify with different characters different times. I have read all of these except the last one.

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    1. I'm more inclined to re-read non-fiction too, but like you I have so many books I want to get to that I just don't have the time for them all!

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  2. I loved The Last Sin Eater. It was one of those books I kept making a face about while I was reading it, but it has stuck with me for years.

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    1. It was such a great book. So different and engaging. Thanks for stopping by Dachelle!

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  3. Look like some interesting selections. Visiting from #LMMLinkup.

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  4. Those sound good; thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays! (www.brandiraae.com)

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  5. Lots of great books here! Thank you for sharing at #glimpses this week.

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  6. That Randy Alcorn book is intriguing to me! Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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    1. It's very good. Hope you can pick it up!

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  7. Hi, great list of books to reread. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkup. You are the most clicked this week.

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    1. Oh, nice to be the most clicked! : ) Thanks for letting me know.

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  8. I'm delighted to be your neighbor at ThoughtProvokingThursdays. I enjoyed your post today on books to re-read and plan to try some I've never read. Blessings!

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  9. What a great list! I just finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird for the first time ever. It was okay, but I thought it was a little slow. I like Randy Alcorn, so I need to pick that book up. I stopped by from Grace & Truth Linkup.

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    1. I'm interested in what I will think of, To Kill a Mockingbird, a second time around and as an adult!

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  10. I just got To Kill a Mockingbird this summer in the hopes I'd get around to re-reading it. I remember enjoying it quite a bit as required reading when in school.

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  11. Cathy, I loved this post. I always see books about current or "to-read" books but not one on those one would like to read again. I so agree - "To Kill A Mockingbird" has been one that I as well have been wanting to read again. "My Utmost For His Highest" was my devotional last year (I rotate mine) & is also probably my favorite. Now "If" By Amy Carmichael I have not heard of so now I have one to add to my "To-Read" list :) May you have a wonderful Sabbath!

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    1. Definitely add 'IF' to your 'to read' list! It's very good!

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  12. I've read and loved the first four several times each! I'll have to give the last two a try! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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    1. The last two are good! Thanks for stopping by Tina!

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