I'm usually reading more than one book at a time. Well, more than one if it's non-fiction. I just read a fiction book I took from my mom's house and really enjoyed it (by Nicolas Sparks). But, when it comes to books that challenge me and help me grow, I usually have a few going at once.
The ladies in our LIFE group began reading Francis Chan's Crazy Love back in February and we just finished the last discussion last night. I'm a little behind and haven't read the last few chapters yet. So, I'm going to go back through it here on the blog and write about each section we read and what the Lord has been speaking to me.
If you've never read Crazy Love, I encourage you to get a copy and read along. It's a fantastic book full of challenges to believers. The GFA staff had the privilege to host Francis Chan one Wednesday afternoon after he toured our office and met with Brother K.P. He shared with our staff for about an hour. His message was right on point for what I need to hear from the Lord. My friend Beth shared a little about what he said in this blog post. She wrote it better than I can, so just go read her entry to understand it. (And, she pretty much got the exact same points I got, so that was neat!) The timing was perfect since he came to visit just as my LIFE ladies were starting to read Crazy Love.
This book, in combination with a few other things which I'll write more about later, have really been challenging me for the last few months.
What have you been reading lately? Will you read Crazy Love along with me? I'd love to have some good dialogue as I go through it.