summer readings.

I have to admit my heart is entangled with any cinematic portrayal of any turn of the century literature. One of my favorites is currently being broadcasted in the States. I become bewitched by Vanessa Redgrave’s smooth and soothing voice as she narrates BBC’s series “Call the Midwife” which is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who was a midwife in Poplar, London. If you have not had the opportunity to watch this show yet, do yourself a favor and Netflix the first 4 seasons and then watch season 5 on Sunday evenings on PBS. It is a delightful little series you’ll be sure to fall in love with!

Reading is certainly a beloved past time that I have enjoyed ever since I was a little girl. Books have always been a passion of mine, so much so that when I was younger I had so many books my Dad had to build me a huge custom book case in order to house them in our Florida room because we didn’t have enough room on our normal bookshelves to hold them. I thought I would share with you all some of my summer readings I will be and already have dived into for the sunshine months.

  • Call the Midwife by: Jennifer Worth
  • These books are certainly real and raw and I must warn you at times can be hard to take in. We see a firsthand look at the poverty and bondage many were entangled in and how they survived after the war. I have been reading this book off and on during school and I can never seem to finish it because of classes. So this is why I am determined to finish it this summer. This book is one of I believe 4 and encompasses the entire spectrum of life and death and how far medicine has come.

 

  • God is Able by: Priscilla Shirer
  • Anything written by Priscilla Shirer is gold. Her Word-based teaching and unwavering faith makes her an incredible role model and truly a women of faith and conviction. I soak up her teaching like a sponge. She has a way of making you feel like you are reading the words of a best friend over coffee and she speaks to the depths of your heart with such ease. One day, I want to meet her!

 

  • Live, Love, Lead by: Brian Houston 
  • I am excited to delve into this book. My sister got this book for my birthday as she went to the Outcry Tour in Tulsa this year and brought this back for me. Hillsong Church and their worship team has always held a special place in my heart and I have heard time and time again that this book is full of all kinds of goodness and practical application for leaders.

 

There are two others books I am hoping to get my hands on this summer. Both were books featured in the movie: God’s Not Dead 2 and sound extremely fascinating to mentally devour. The first is titled; Man, Myth, Messiah by: Rice Brooks and the second is; Cold-Case Christianity by: J. Warner Wallace. I love being able to read books that reinforce your faith and really give your heart delight when you listen to other’s recall God’s goodness in their lives. God’s faithfulness has been a running theme threaded throughout my life and I still find myself amazed by His goodness in my life every day. I will update you all within the coming months to let you know of any new literary works I behold and hopefully share with you my thoughts and mind wanderings about their pages.

Happy Monday!


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