Monday, January 7, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Guess what...Its Monday! What are you reading this week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by  Book Journey. 

I have been traveling the past couple of weeks so not  a lot has changed. Still working on these three books and hope to have them done soon. As well as some reviews. Thanks for stopping by. 


What I Read Last Week:  
Fame (Firstborn #1) Audio by Karen Kingsbury
Forgiven (Firstborn #2) Audio by Karen Kingsbury
A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Behind Closed Doors by Sherri Hayes



Last Weeks Reviews:
Behind Closed Doors by Sherri Hayes 
God Drives A Tow Truck by Vicky Kaseorg 
 Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones




 What I Am Reading:

A SUDDEN GLORY by SHARON JAYNES
  Do you long for something more in your relationship with God?
The good news is that “something more” does not mean “doing more.” God is not waiting for you to get your spiritual life “right.” He wants to be with you right where you are.
The real question is not “What does God want from you?” but “What does God want for you?”
Sharon Jaynes understands what it’s like to have a “glory ache”—a longing to experience God’s presence on a daily basis. She also knows how easily working for God can get in the way of intimacy with God. And she’s discovered that we tend to make our faith journey much too hard.
In A Sudden Glory, Sharon uses Scripture and story to help you erase the line between your “spiritual life” and your “daily life” as you enter the sanctuary of God’s presence even in the middle of your busy, messy day. Here you will find your eyes opened to moments of sudden glory in which the Creator assures you of His love as you live and move and have your being in Him. Here you will discover true freedom—the freedom of experiencing God in a deeper and more intimate way than ever before.
 Includes Bible study and discussion guide.


CAPTURED BY GRACE by DAVID JEREMIAH
Grace--it's a stained-glass, impersonal word until it happens to you . . .
Until you have been broken beyond belief and need a miracle for your soul. Until you have betrayed a loved one and cannot bring him back. Until you have befriended every darkness and are desperate for the light.That's when God's relentless, amazing, very personalized grace finds you.
It reached a slave trader onboard a ship raiding Africa's coast in March 1748. He later gave the world its most beloved hymn.
It struck the Christian church's most treacherous enemy on a Damascus road in AD 45, and he became the gospel's greatest messenger.
And it can free you too . . . of any shameful memory, open wound, unthinking mistake, or willful choice.
Encountering God's grace changes lives forever. Let Dr. David Jeremiah show you how the transforming mercy that captured songwriter John Newton and the apostle Paul can awaken within you a fresh experience of the God who loves you fearlessly and pursues you with abandon.
""Captured by Grace" could just be the fresh experience of the love of God you've been waiting for."John C. Maxwell, Best-Selling Author
"You'll never hear 'Amazing Grace' in the same way again."John Tesh, Entertainer and TV Personality
"One of the most interesting and compelling books I have ever read."Tim LaHaye, Best-Selling Author


MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST
 Looking for a quick spiritual boost? Try the One-Minute Utmost, drawn from the best-selling updated devotional My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. One of the best-selling devotionals of all time, My Utmost provides deep, timeless spiritual truths—and now a �best of the best” excerpt is provided for every day of the year. It’s perfect for people on the go—busy moms, business travelers, college students, and anyone needing a spiritual pick-me-up.

ERAGON
When young Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his adopted family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of inescapable destiny, magical forces, and powerful people. With only an ancient sword and the instruction of an old,mysterious, hermit storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a Emperor whose evil and power knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands….
From the Hardcover edition.

Author Biography: Christopher Paolini’s abiding love of fantasy and science fiction inspired him to begin writing his debut novel, Eragon, when he graduated from high school at fifteen. Now nineteen, he lives with his family in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he is at work on Eldest, the next volume in the Inheritance trilogy.
From the Hardcover edition.

A wonderful fantasy book.



INDISCRETION by Charles Dubow
We’ve all been around a couple who can engulf the attention of an entire room merely by occupying it. Harry and Madeleine Winslow are that set; the natural ease between them is palpable and their chemistry is almost tangible. He is a recent National Book Award winner with a promising career ahead of him, and she is blessed with family money, but radiates beauty, elegance, and humility. Whether they are abroad in Italy after he receives the Rome Prize, in their ambrosial East Hampton home, or in gritty Manhattan, they are always surrounded by close friends and those who wish to penetrate their inner circle. During a summer spent at the beach, they meet 26 year-old Claire and, as the summer blazes on, she is slowly inducted into their world. Claire can’t help but fall in love with Harry and Maddy and at the end of the summer, it is no longer enough to just be one of their hangers-on. Told through the omniscient eyes of Maddy’s childhood friend Walter, Indiscretion is a juicy, page turning novel with writing that is sophisticated and lyrical. Deeply textured, full of light and darkness, and overwhelmingly sensual, this book will be the sexiest, most intimate story you read all year.



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So, that's what I'm reading...What are you reading this week? 
And as always, Happy Reading.....


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