What’s On Your Nightstand: November 2012

What I finished reading this month:

  1. #104One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp I picked this book partly because of a review I’ve read and partly because of its pretty book cover. And I’m so glad I did because this book has blessed me so much in so many ways that I can’t even begin to describe. I cried so many times and often I felt God speaking directly to me in such timely manners. At times, He would use the exact words that I was using earlier that day to answer my questions or reassure my thoughts (all through Voskamp book, of course. ^^). I’m still processing this book although I’ve finished reading it a long ago because it contains so many things to think about and ponder. The best thing I got out of this book is the fact that thanksgiving has become a major part of my faith now and I found that it is indeed God’s will for me to do so. ( “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Loved this book!
  2. #105 The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian This is my third The Power of Praying series book and as usual, Stormie always gives me something to think about and pray about and they are always very timely as well.
  3. #106 I’m Glad You Asked by Ken Boa and Larry Moody I read this book as part of our small group discussion and I enjoyed more than I thought I would. The book covers few hard questions that people ask the most about Christianity and it provides some interesting perspectives as well as few practical ways to answer those questions.
  4. #107 Matched by Ally Condie The Hunger Games meets the Bachelor? :-)
  5. #108 The Bungalow by Sarah Jio This book contained many interesting elements (WWII, Tahiti, murder, love story, etc.) but didn’t leave much room for my imagination. The ending was too predictable and I read it till the end just to finish it, fully knowing how the story is going to end. A bit disappointing since I was looking forward to another book by the author, The Violets of March.
  6. #109 The Girl Giant by Kristen den Hartog I cried and my heart ached for the little “giant” girl. In a way, we all want to be loved by someone no matter how we look and the reality of judgemental nature of human beings saddened me. An interesting book and even more interesting how the author decided to write a book about a giant girl after seeing an old photo of a giant Jewish girl.
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