God sees when we reach out for answers. Sometimes, He brings us help between the pages of a book. What are the books that speak to you?
I recently shared a photo journal on how I spend alone time with God — in what I call “whitespace”. These are the outdoor places I go to air my thoughts, pray and rest. Things were different for me growing up as a kid. I didn’t get the chance to explore nature that much, except for an occasional group hike with the church’s youth group.
Whitespace back then took place in a different locale.
I found soul rest in books.
I loved reading — engaging in unspoken conversation with authors I had never met in person, but found to be good companions between pages.
Whenever I felt stuck spiritually, I would hit the bookstore. Just like I’d scan a room at a social gathering for a friendly face, I’d browse the shelves for a title that read like an invitation.
Just like meeting new friends don’t always work out, books were hit and miss. But I always went back for more, no matter how many times I’d strike out. Because inevitably, something life changing always happens…
I’m talking about some of my fave books on DaySpring’a (In)Courage Book Club today. I would love to hear your list… Hop on over to (In)Courage with me now – thanks so much!
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Many books speak, and have spoken, to me.
Mainly, the Bible is the one that speaks to me – as it should; because this is God’s truest form of communicating with us. This is the place where He revealed Himself in the way He desired to have us know Him – so when He works in our lives, we know it is truly Him (and not some deception).
Also, a few other books have spoken to me such as:
The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen
Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck
iFaith by Dan Darling
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
And of course many, many more…but these are just a good few.
I also have some great reads on my bookshelf for my summer reading including:
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Becoming Spiritually Beautiful by Sharon Jaynes
Quitter by Jon Acuff and
Restored! by Dan Schaeffer
Oh…how I used to loathe reading as a child, but OH! How I love to read now, and have loved to read most of my adulthood! Books are my co-catharsis with writing – just love them!
“I found soul rest in books.”
What beautiful words, and they say exactly what I feel when I am reading! Thank you for them.
This should be a regular! Loved reading others ideas for books and loved sharing about it!