So many books and none of these are for seminary! What are you reading?
This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers, by K.J. Ramsey. This is lovely and a sharp, compassionate, honest look at longterm suffering. We need more brave and honest books like this.
Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud, great book about developing integrity in leadership.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. We read this in our Djibouti book club. Stunning. Devastating. So good.
All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols This is gorgeous. I took several poems and read them to or shared them with people I love. Beautiful.
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy. This made me mostly really sad. It is beautifully written and I’ve heard her story before, but overall the story is so sad and I wanted her to know how deeply loved, truly loved she always was.
The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change by Pauline Boss. Such a good book for expatriates and Third Culture Kids and anyone who happened to live through a pandemic recently.
What Fresh Hell is This? A manifesto about peri-menopause. A bit too political for me, I’m tired of how that seeps into everything, but funny and lively.
What are you reading lately?
This Too Shall Last is on my "start very soon" list. I've been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series and other comforting fiction lately. It's what my heart needs these days. Also, I recently finished listening to A Loving Life by Paul E. Miller. His books are really good!
Just started Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and will also add in Things That Matter by Joshua Becker.