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I’ve been reading as many books as I can lately. I’m trying to read all the books on my bookshelf so I have less to move when the time comes. Other than the e-books I had already checked out prior to learning about the move or ones I had already put on hold, I am going to read only my paperback books until the move is over. I’ll continue to listen to audiobooks on my commute and travels, though!
My blog friend Jenn read this book last month, and her review had me intrigued so I decided to check this e-book out from the Army MWR Library. I thought it was really interesting. One point the author made that I agree with is that being a military spouse, like a minister or politician’s wife, is a “two-for-one” career: only one spouse is paid by the organization (in this case, the Army) but the labor of both is what keeps the organization running. With Andy spending the next 3 years on Recruiting duty, I’ve been informed that not only will he need to be involved in the community, so will I, as I will be a “representative” of the Army to an entirely civilian community.
Y’all. This book was exactly what I needed to read with all of the changes happening in my life. I so needed this reminder that God has a plan, and He is with me every step of the way. I want to buy this to read over and over again.
I also enjoyed this book; it was a quick read, but chock-full of marriage advice. I also would like to keep a hard copy of this book to read again.
Like last month’s book about a Navy SEAL, this book was so interesting to read. Actually, I listen to the audiobook read by the author, which made it even more interesting because I could hear his emotions throughout various parts of the book. During his time in the SEALs, Chad found the Lord and is now an evangelist, witnessing to fellow military members/veterans. I would love to hear him speak in person, because I would be so captivated hearing his testimony. My husband Andy and I don’t really have the same taste in books, but I think he would enjoy this book as much as I did!
I found this book while browsing the Army MWR library and decided to check it out. It was a well-written book about the history of the LDS church, although if it wasn’t a “critical” book by any means. I had no idea the author was LDS himself until the very end of the book.
I didn’t enjoy this book at first, since the author’s style of writing is more quirky and humorous than I had been expecting, but I warmed up to it a bit. There were some nuggets of wisdom in the book, though.
I really enjoyed this book! I can definitely relate to the author’s feelings of loneliness at various points in my life. It is so comforting to know God is always with me and I am never truly alone.
I thought I would enjoy this Christian apologetics audiobook, but I didn’t care for it. I think I would have liked it more if I read a print version of the book and not listened to the audiobook, so I could focus on the author’s writing and really soak in the knowledge.
I loved this book so much that I put it on my “birthday wish list” for my upcoming birthday. The author weaves Scripture in with her personal story of how she had to surrender the life she thought she would have when her son committed murder and was placed in prison for life without parole.
I usually enjoy reading organizational books, but I didn’t much care for this.
I’ve read many of Les & Leslie’s books and enjoyed them all, and this one was no exception! I loved reading this book as a “what not to do” in my marriage. No marriage is perfect and we can all have bad things happen to our marriage, no matter how good it is.
Help! I’m a Military Spouse–I Get a Life Too!: How to Craft a Life for You As You Move With the Military by Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer
I loved this book! I also put it on my birthday wish list. Just because I’m a military spouse, doesn’t mean I have to give up my life. I read the second edition of the book because that’s what my library had, but the authors have since released a third, updated version of the book and changed the title to Military Spouse Journey.
Since my in-laws may be reading, all I will say is I enjoyed this book that is all 😉
I listened to the audiobook version of this book, and it was super convicting and, at the same time, super scary.
Guiliana Rancic is hilarious and this memoir about her life was no exception! I only wish I had an audiobook of this read by her, instead of an e-book.
As a type A personality, I really enjoyed this book on planning your life so you can achieve goals in every area of your life. At the same time, I wonder if it is a bit overkill. I will definitely be re-reading this book again in the future! Even if I don’t set goals for every area of my life, I think it would be helpful even if I just do a few!
Did you know Christian apologetics author C.S. Lewis eventually got married?! Me neither. His choice in a wife was even more stunning: Joy Davidman was an American divorcee and former atheist as well as former Communist. This book tells the story of Mrs. C.S. Lewis from her childhood until her death. I found it absolutely fascinating and I honestly enjoyed driving to work so I could find out more about Joy Davidman’s life.
What books did you read in April?