Okay so I've been kinda sucky at blogging lately. I blame all of my awesome fellow bloggees who update their blogs DAILY with a whole bunch of interesting things.
By the time I'm done reading everyone elses posts, I have run out of time to type up my post!
Anyways, so last month we reviewed Captivating by John and his wife Stasi Eldredge and at the end of the meeting Anika (my spiritual momma) made an announcement: She had tweeted at Oprah's Book Club about our very own South African book club and guess what: OPRAH SENT US BOOKS!!!
Yes, we literately all went: AAAACK! in the coffee shop.
Signed by Oprah and the author
So obviously our next book to review was WILD, by Cheryl Strayed - hand picked for us by the wonderful Oprah :)
Wild is an autobiography written by Cheryl about her experiences while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail during the Summer of 1995. Yes girls, she did this all on her own some!
See write up here:
A powerful, blazingly
honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke
down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake
of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was
soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made
the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail
from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington
State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance
hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish
and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a
life that had come undone.
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and
black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and
loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling
with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and
pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey
that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
Now, as Christian, Lord-loving gals, we obviously found the Jesus in this book :) and I must say that it totally brought us back to: Spending time alone with God. I mean, I woulda totally had some holy spirit moments if I were to hike any trail by myself, without seeing anyone for DAYS! Cheryl says she discovered herself on that trail... proof that it's such a recipe for uncovering the deepness of God, getting to know Him and who YOU are in Him and just totally surrendering to Him.
Oh btw, we had breaki at The Blue Orange, in Walmer. It was a windy day and the only seating they had available for us was outside. So it was a bit chills. Breakfast wasn't that amazing. The coffee, however, made my day! While taking pics outside (like proper weirdos), one lady asked us what we were taking pics for. We then explained our book club to her, and showed her our wonderful Oprah book. Yes, she also totally AAAACKED. Especially when we gave her a spare copy of the book! She literally almost cried :)