Here is what has gone down so far in the the binge:
Since I read the first two, I had to find out the end. And I wish I hadn't. I really couldn't place my finger on what I did not like about it, besides how confusing the dual narrative was, but thankfully a dear friend linked me up with this review that summed up how I felt.
Wow. I am a fast reader (brag-much?) but I had to go slow with this one. It was challenging, frustrating, redeeming, liberating and necessary. I love it when people make me think. This guys had my mind turning until about 2 am every night. You might not agree with everything, but I dare you to read it and at least consider the truth that it does contain. And then if you add some of these lectures here from a dude named Jamie Winship. Upside Down world. LOVE IT.
A splendid and exceptionally well written memoir of a young lady growing up in the church. The first chapter connected me immediately and had me laughing out loud. Being "on fire" in your youth can sometime leave you burned and she takes you through her personal story of getting burned by her own (and other's) misplaced zeal with such grace and humor. If your grew up in the middle of an evangelical subculture: had a WWJD bracelet, went to youth group or summer camp, and longed to be a Jesus Freak; you will most likely connect too and find hope in the idea that our faith can be made whole and new again.
What I am currently devouring:
Guys. God is working on me. ok. God is working on both Hubs and me. And he is getting ready to turn our world UPside down….. AGAIN. I found this book because the same way I am obsessed with Fire Truck PJ's, I am also obsessed with IF:Equip and the founder Jennie Allen.
What I am hoping to have room for later:
Any other Suggestion?
Have you read any of these? What did you think?What are you guys reading this summer?
And as with previous book posts, I will leave you with some inspirational music: