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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Recent Reads

I always have at least one book going.... usually two.  There's a stack on my nightstand, and usually at least one book on the table by my favorite seat in the family room.  Anybody else read while listening to a tv show?  :)

No More Christian Nice Girl: When Just Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts You, Your Family, and Your Friends
Some recent books that I've enjoyed:

No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D. Degler, PhD
This was kind of interesting, but I skimmed through it in one evening and feel like I got everything that I needed from it.  The authors talk about how "Christian nice girls" tend to feel that they have to say yes to others, never talk about sex (even with their husbands), and can often feel powerless because they feel that Christians must always be nice.  The authors make their case for empowering women to speak up for themselves, while still following their Christian faith.  

Love's First BloomLove's First Bloom by Delia Parr

A young unmarried woman finds herself in a crazy situation- her father, a pastor, is accused of murder, and Ruth is sent off to hide with the child of a prostitute that her father was helping.   Ruth's life is suddenly completely different from anything she could have expected- she's now a mother with a new name, living in an unfamiliar town with strangers.   

I found the story to be captivating, and the twists and turns to be believable.  I felt real sympathy for Ruth's plight and I couldn't predict the exact ending... both of which made this an enjoyable book to read. 

My copy of both books was provided free in exchange for my honest review by Bethany House Publishers.  Sign up HERE if you'd like to apply to become a Bethany House book reviewer.

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