This year I challenged myself to read two books per month. As the end of the first quarter comes to a close, I haven’t accomplished my goal, but I haven’t given up either. Here’s what I’ve read so far:
Captivating by John and Stacie Eldredge
This book dives into the woman’s heart and discusses how we feel and the lies we feed ourselves as a result. It teaches women to combat those feelings with Biblical truths. Every woman should read this book.
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracey Kidder
The book discusses Dr. Paul Farmer’s (I’m obsessed now) journey of fighting tuberculosis in Haiti and around the world. It also describes the obstacles associated with funding a medical facility (Partners in Health in Haiti). Since I’m in love with the country of Haiti and in the medical field, I found this book to be fascinating.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
This book defines poverty (the poverty in all of us) and gives advice on how to make a difference without hurting those around us. I found it difficult to read at first but then had an “a-ha” moment somewhere around chapter four and couldn’t put it down. Very insightful and oh so true!
This quarter was filled with “heavy” topics but each book provoked deep thought and caused subtle changes in behavior. I like the way good books influence and inspire me.
Tell Me: What books have you been reading?