Monday, May 19, 2008

Blogger Summer Book Club

Book Addiction

After blogging about the book The Shack, I got to thinking about other great books that I have read recently. Then, I thought, “I bet there are a lot of fabulous books out there that others could share about with me.”

So, here my thoughts for the next couple of weeks. I am going to share with my thoughts on some the books that I have read recently. And you can share with me! For the next two weeks lets share about fiction books that we have adored, hated, or just didn’t understand. The do not have to be Christian books.

One of my all time favorite books is The Kite Runner. It is a sad intense book, but so moving. It’s a book set in Afghanistan about two boys and their friendship. It reveals the brutality of the human heart in so many ways, but it also shows that love does win out in the end. I have not seen the movie, but everyone told me it doesn’t hold a candle to the book.

So summer is just days away. What books are out there that will make for a great summer read?

3 comments:

Kathy Collard Miller said...

Susanne, I recently finished Winter Birds by Jamie Langston Turner. The format of this book was so unique and if someone had told me about its format, I wouldn't have thought it could work. But it does. It's a fascinating look into God's work in an elderly person's life. It drags a little in the middle but it's worth it to go to the end. It is a great story of God's unique workings throught the Body of Christ. I recommend it.

Sonya said...

Hi Susanne, The book that I just finished reading is called, "So you don't want to go to church anymore" by Jake Colsen. It's a novel that takes you on a really neat journey into the life of a pastor who thinks he has met a modern day John the Baptist. It's about relationships and what God may have intended for the Christian. It doesn't tell you to leave the church (I'm glad) but gives you a better understanding on how to view the church. I really enjoyed it. It's an easy read since the story line is interesting.

Margaret said...

Susanne,

A couple months ago I read Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges. It's not a book to "enjoy" because he addresses the sins that we as Christians accept because we think they're not as bad as the sins of others around us--OUCH! Although very convicting, it's very good. It would be a good read for summer, and then think about doing it as a Bible study or Sunday School class in the fall.