We’re at the end of another month! September went by so fast… without much reading getting done. At my company, it’s year end and being in accounting means I’m BUSY.
I feel like I have this goal in my head of how many I should read a month (it’s at least 4 if you must know) and it doesn’t always happen. Preferably, I’d like to have time on the weekends to start and finish a whole (fairly small I guess) book (yes, fiction), but does that happen? Not often enough!
Anyway, it’s officially autumn and while some leaves are starting to change, the weather is growing less hot and more wintry… While this is all great for me – I love the leaves turning, the leaves flying in the air as they descend to the ground and of course hockey – it also means I’m just as busy. With hockey (I have season tickets this year) on the horizon, my schedule will be full. I normally go to most of the games anyway, but now I’ll probably go to more since I don’t have to worry about buying tickets.
Oh well. It happens. Did I mention that I’m at 49/50 books of my reading goal for the year?? Surely I can finish by the end of the year… such lofty goals I’ve set!
Here’s what I was able to finish this month!
The Whisper In Wind by Rachael Bloome
Rachael Bloome is one of those authors that when they drop a book online, you’re all over it – ordered and delivered in a week!
This is her sixth book in the Poppy Creek series. If you’ve been following along, I think I’ve read like one or two of her books a month for the past few months!
I’m in her group on Facebook and I know she’s currently working on the next story! She also always includes like a glimpse at what to expect in the next book in her last book so I’m pretty excited!! My fingers are ready to order her next Amazon read.
The Attributes of God (vol. 1) by A W Tozer
I really enjoyed Tozer’s writing – and now I’m onto volume 2. 😏
This is the book, maybe you remember, that I read with a couple of ladies from my church. We had some good discussions and giggles over Tozer. Sometimes his analogies or references are just funny.
The book (this one and volume 2) are actually comprised of his sermons and sometimes that comes through, but mostly, his sermons were perfect for a written format! Each book contains a study guide in the back – a personal study that really just summarizes in a detailed way of what Tozer has already said. There’s also a group study that has discussion prompts and questions. These seemed more for like maybe a youth group setting, personally, but I think we got some good thoughts from it anyway. We can all be youthful, right!?
This volume talked about these attributes of God:
Here are some quotes from the book:
…all that is beneath God will not satisfy us.
This is the greatest calamity for a human soul: to be made in the image of God, with a spirit so big that it can contain the universe, and you cry for more.
Would go to put up with us this long if He had only a limited amount of grace? If He had only a limited amount of anything, He wouldn’t be God.
Anybody can see that if the quality of our religion is impaired while we are nevertheless extending it to more people, we are losing instead of gaining.
I’m looking forward to learning more about God’s attributes in Volume 2 and sharing more with you soon.
Colors of Truth by Tamera Alexander
Another great read by one of my faves!!
Set at the end of the civil war, there were still many struggles and inequalities to overcome during that time. Throughout all of that, so many characters had hope and some grew to have the faith to endure and overcome. It was a good read!
This was #2 in the Carnton series. (#3 on my shelves though, because Christmas at Carnton is like a novella that introduces the series, so I view that as #1).
Happy reading and happy autumn! ❤️🍁🍂