Sunday, January 18, 2009

...across the room to review....

Time for a new post (without pictures because I couldn't find one I liked)!  I am really struggling with this New Year and what to do with it.  I've never known this to be a problem any other year.  So what I'm doing about it right now is being kind and good to myself and allowing myself a little time to sort out the details.  Meanwhile I'm doing some reading.  I just finished "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne.  A fast read with a surprising ending.  Not sure if the movie is out yet but I'm told it's coming soon.  Next I read a book by Denise Jackson (wife of singer Alan Jackson) "It's All About Him".  It's an account of their life together which begins as high school sweethearts who marry young (and poor!) and then take off to Nashville to pursue Alan's dream of making it as a musician.  It's a happy ending after many struggles, disappointments and sadness.  The book oozes truth, honesty and a willingness to let the public see their life the way it really was in order to encourage the reader to find the kind of love that is lasting and sure.  I really enjoyed this book.
Next I think I want to re-read "The Shack" again.  This book is really making an impression on people.  Among others, some are realizing that their concept of who God is could be completely wrong. Others are learning that He is so much bigger than they thought and some have discovered that they did not know who God is at all.  Read it.  It might surprise you.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have re-read The Shack 4 or 5 times now and I pick up something new everytime I read it. LOVE that book!

The boy in striped pajames was in the movie theatre already. I don't know if it's still there and I don't think it's in video yet although it should be coming out soon. I've been itching to read that book...I may have to go buy it now.

That book by Allan Jackson's wife sounds really interesting! I didn't know she had written a book! That's not an easy life that they chose, but it's so nice to see a couple make it through all of the yuck that comes with being in the limelight all the time.

Thanks for the reviews! Think I'll head over to Chapters and pick up a couple of those books!

Love you!