Today's photo challenge is perfect because its suppose to be about what I'm reading right now. Arrrserrrrm coz we just had our latest Gateway Book Club meeting on Saturday, where we totally tore up Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
This book. YOH!! This book!!!!
It totally spoke to all of us in many different ways, but especially about redemption and the Fathers unconditional, unfailing love. Its based on the story of Hosea and his whoring wife (no, I'm not being nasty, she was a prostitute) and how he kept taking her back.
Its a ster-un-eeng book ya'll.
Anyways, so we agreed on our next book of choice: Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge. This book is famous because author John wrote a similar one for guys, called Wild At Heart - which blew alot of minds. I got it for Chris, so he'll be doing Wild At Heart, while I'm reading Captivating. And then we'll do a Will Smith - SWITCH. Hoping to learn more about stuff that I need to learn more about, you know?
Okay, write up about Captivating:
Every little girl has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure,
of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are often
swept up into a life filled merely with duty and demands. Many Christian women
are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good
servant," a nurturing caregiver, or a capable home manager. What Wild at
Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women. Setting their hearts free.
This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the
fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for
the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to
be. By revealing the core desires every woman shares-to be romanced, to play an
irreplaceable role in a grand adventure, and to unveil beauty-John and Stasi
Eldredge invite women to recover their feminine hearts, created in the image of
an intimate and passionate God. Further, they encourage men to discover the
secret of a woman's soul and to delight in the beauty and strength women were
created to offer.
I really cant wait to delve (i love that word.... dellllve) into this book! It sounds fanflippentastic. But right now, I am STILL consumed with Sons of Encouragement - 5 men who quietly shaped eternity by Francine Rivers. What I love about the way Rivers writes is that she uses Bible verses and stories and history and just explains stuff to you in a way that makes you go: WOAH!I have read through Aaron (Moses high priest) and Caleb (the guy who went to war alongside Joshua and defeated a couple of armies) and I'm now at Johnathan (King Sauls son and Davids best friend)... I know this book is all about guys and stuff, but I am totally enthralled by it and by the Old Testament God. Besides for the fact that I'm so thankful for Jesus :) because God back then, really did not stand for our nonsense... but also, its such a revelation of what hectic FAITH these men had... I mean, I don't know if I am anywhere close to how faithful they were! Back then, it was all about God or the god you were serving and how to appease them/Him. I love how MY God totally kicks all these other gods outta the ballpark, coz duh the other gods are like, just statues, but MY God is real and He does stuff that blows peoples minds and makes them fall on their knees and ask for His favor in their lives because they recognize His awesomeness. How can you not be moved by such a God? :)
Anyways, I've got LOTS more to say, but its Monday and I'm suppose to be working.
So let me get to it.
Happy reading ya'll!