I read several books in January, but there are SO many more that I want to read! I was listening to one of The Happy Hour podcasts this week and Jamie was talking with Rachel Hollis about books. Rachel said something about rereading books and Jamie said that there were too many books in the world to reread any. I sort of agree....I mean give me all the books, right?!
One of my favorite books that I read was For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. It is written in essay form so the chapters are short. It's a great book to pick up when you only have ten minutes to read because you can read one essay in that time, which is great for those of us that want to read more but don't always have an hour at a time to sit down to read...although I did sit with it for an hour or so also.
Jen is hilarious! The thing I love about Jen is that she makes you realize that Christians are real people. Christians don't JUST listen to Christian music and watch evangelists on TV. It's okay to be funny and be Christian. It's okay to have hobbies outside of the church.
Do I agree with everything Jen says in her book? No, but whose to say which of us is right? I agree with her on the big issues, and her book has opened my eyes to things as well.
I listed one of Jen's other books, 7, on my Essential Reading List for a Simple 2016. I can't wait to read it...even though a friend told me that I will want to sell all of my possessions when I'm done. Maybe that's a good thing!
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite lines from For the Love:
"When I present a fabricated version of myself, [...] we all lose, because I cannot keep up with that lie and neither can you."
"Kids are their own people; this is a clear downside of children."
"If we allow people to be human and God to be God, the church has a fighting chance."
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