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My absolutely most favorite place to receive mail from is Compassion, which usually contain letters form our sponsored kids. My second most favorite place to receive mail/packages from is Amazon, which usually means that new books have arrived!
Now that school is wrapping up here for the summer, I was in ‘need’ of some new books to read over the next couple of months. (I put the word ‘need’ in quotation marks because I never really ‘need’ more books, but I am such a book-nerd that I always love having new books to read!) Here is what I just received:
Cue Cards for Life by Christina Steinorth: this one was recommended lately on a blog that I follow. The book’s subtitle is ‘Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships’. I don’t know about you, but this is something I know I need to work on in all areas of my life. Many times, I become so focused about ‘all that needs to be accomplished in a day’ that I don’t really take time to think about others in my life. Hopefully I can ‘learn’ a few simple things I can do each day to be more considerate each day.
Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist: I have seen this one floating around the social media world recently and what really drew me to want to order this book is there are some recipes included! I like the idea of hospitality, sharing a good, simple meal with family and friends. Maybe I will have to give a couple of the recipes a try this summer during a summer BBQ or two!
Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle: This is another one that I know many bloggers have been reading. So far, I have read 9 chapters since yesterday and have really been enjoying this one! I have actually laughed out loud by some of the stories that have been shared. I am looking forward to finishing this one up pretty quickly!
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns: Another Compassion Advocate recommended this one to me. In the introduction, the first sentence is ‘What does God expect of us?’ Since I don’t know a lot about World Vision, this book may give me a little more insight into their role in helping to eliminate extreme poverty.
Biblia para Ninos Historias de Jesus by Sally Lloyd-Jones: This one is not for me, but since I was ordering books, I wanted to make sure I remembered to order it! I will be taking this book to Eduardo on my Compassion trip to Mexico in January! I know I will be picking up other things for him, but I am really excited that I will be able to give him this sweet book that will remind him of how much Jesus loves him.
So, what will you be reading this summer?