Reading Moments of January

Welcome to the first blog post about all the books I’ve consumed in January!!

As I said in an update at the beginning of the month, I will have one specific update at conclusion of each month that summarizes everything I read or completed during that month. I’ll update it as I go so hopefully… this should all be fine and dandy all around.

These are the books I’ve read in January (some were started in 2020 but they’ve been finished in 2021).

Started in 2020, finished the first day of 2021.

I really enjoyed reading these stories. I love reading all the collections like this (I mean… I love romance stories so…), but these seemed more relevant when there’s been so much talk of racial injustice. In about every story, the churches were the places involved in the Underground Railroad. These people were grounded in faith – believing God would not only protect, but provide for them along the way to freedom. He still does that for us today. I hope that is as a church, the body of Christ, would bring the necessary unity this world desperately seeks. We can foster that growth in our daily walk.

Started in 2020, finished Jan. 3rd.

I really enjoyed Tony Evans’ insight and writing style in this book. He pointed out things I didn’t really know or connect between the Bible and government structure with plenty of references to scripture to back up his claims. Government and history were never my strong subjects in school, but I’ve been learning more in my adulthood, mostly because it’s thrown at me, but anyway! Evans’ book inspired one of my blog posts at the beginning of the month that you may have read.

Started Jan 11th – finished Jan 14th

Glazed Suspicion I believe is Allison Pearl’s first book! It didn’t disappoint. We’ve actually followed each other on social media for at least a couple of years now, which is how I learned of her book(s). I’ve been meaning to read them, but as you know – I have stacks of unread books. The week before I read this book, I ordered them because I was like… forget it, I need to read these, no more waiting! I couldn’t put it down, very suspenseful and I enjoyed the progression of the main character’s faith throughout the story.

Started Jan 15th – finished Jan 18th

Basically a book containing two Hallmark stories! I just love Debbie Macomber’s interesting writing. Completely engages me by the first page somehow with every book i read of hers. These were pretty comical as well, which you know I love comedyyyy!

Can’t remember when I started.. but finished Jan 25th

I could probably make a blog post about this one… but to save you from it, I’ll VERY MUCH summarize it here for you (unless you want me to make a blog post???).

She walks through seven practices of helping you love your neighbor in a biblical way. She has several scripture references and just as many stories for every little section of the book. I would recommend this book – especially in the times of division and chaos in our nation.

  1. Holding a posture of humility
  2. Asking questions to learn
  3. Being quiet to listen
  4. Standing in the awkward
  5. Accepting what is
  6. Lightening up
  7. Giving freely

My first month of reading and actually keeping track of books read 👍🏻 ✅

A few days early because… I don’t plan on finishing another book with all my other responsibilities right now. I will be reading though! Look for my next post next month to find out what all I’ve been reading between now and then. 😃

I would love to know if you’ve read any of these or if you have anything to add at all to my little blurbs. Feel free to comment ❤️

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Loving my actual neighbor seems like something I would love to dive into!! Thank you for these lovely recommendations! I had just finished “a voice in the wind” by Francine Rivers and it was just one of those books that I could not put down! Would highly recommend, my friend. ❤️

    1. Summer says:

      You’re welcome!
      I love Francine Rivers!! 😍 I have a few of her books. So good. I’ll have to check that one out 👌🏻 thank you!

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