Wednesday, August 11, 2010
One of the many great things about teaching is summer vacation. And one of the many great things about summer vacation is plenty of time to curl up with a good book. I've read a number of good books this summer, and thought I could share!
Very entertaining. Especially the author's travels to Italy and Bali. The author uses "God," loosely, and although I don't agree with her on who God is, I still enjoyed the book!
Excellent. If Piper cannot convict your soul, something is wrong with you.
REALLY funny. Like, "Ryan, let me read this out loud to you again," funny. Okay, so he didn't think it was as funny as I did, but if you're female, and need a good laugh, pick this one up.
Not as funny as the other, but cute and enjoyable.
Almost done with this one. Amy Carmichael was a missionary in India and is one incredible lady. One of my favorite excerpts from the book:
Elliot speaking of Carmichael, "Her great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision of God had given her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt others to see anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate. Why waste precious time, painful effort, on lesser things? Someone suggested that more girls would be drawn to the meetings if she offered lessons in sewing or embroidery and administered only a mild dose of the Gospel. But these girls worked from five in the morning till have past six in the evening. They had one day off in ten. They hadn't time for foolishness. Furthermore, so far as Amy could see there was no scriptural warrant for 'consecrated fancywork and chatter, for fleshly things rather than spiritual.' 'I would rather have two come in earnest than a hundred who came to play,' she said. 'We have no time to toy with souls like this. It is not by ceremonial tea making and flower arranging, not by wool chrysanthemum making and foreign sewing learning, but 'by My Spirit saith the Lord.'"
What good books have you read lately?