Friday, September 18, 2009

What I'm reading

Last weekend we got to spend the weekend at the stunning Crooked Creek Ranch for a leadership retreat.
Our YL team.
God really spoke to me there to just spend time with Him.
I have made sure to be very purposeful with what I am reading so that I am seeking Him and spending time in His word.
Here are a few book currently on my night stand.
This series has been one of the most inspiring I have ever read. I am also learning so much about myself and my purpose through women of the bible. We have all heard the story of Mary but reading it like a true story really brings it alive like nothing else. I also see things in such a different light now that I also know the surrounding story and what was going on at that time.
Plus Francine Rivers is amazing!
Next on my night stand is Sex God.
Yep, I typed that correctly. It explores the endless connections between sexuality and spirituality. I would have never picked this book up but I overheard two people my age talking about how amazing it is. When I picked up the book I realized it was written by Rob Bell who makes the NOOMA videos. If you aren't sure what I am talking about they are 10 minute videos on a wide range of topics. I have added a full length one at the bottom of this post. It is crazy how a 10 minute video can do more for me than an entire church service.

Last but not least I have this book by the also amazing Beth Moore. I was looking for one of her bible studies over a year ago and picked this up instead. I did one of her studies last summer, she was so insightful that I can't wait to read a book she wrote.


The Disheroons said...

I love all of francine river books. If you haven't read the scarlet thread it is great also. They are all awesome. This is first time I have ever watched one of those videos. That was great. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny.Lee said...

I love Rob Bell and the NOOMA series. I just bought the book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World." I can't wait to start the study.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I have got to get that Beth Moore book. She is so great! The others look really good, too!

Children of the 90s said...

I haven't read any of these yet but I've heard great things about Francine Rivers! I'll have to check it out.