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September wasn’t the best month for reading, but it wasn’t the worst either. Any month that I get to enjoy a book– even just one!– is a good month for me 🙂 If you know anything about my book reviews, you know I usually post them after the month ends, but I knew there was a 0% chance that I would finish another book by Saturday night, so this post is early. Glass half full, my friends!
I haven’t mentioned it on my blog, but I have been in a season of “waiting” for about the last year now over some circumstances that I want to keep personal. When I heard about Caroline‘s devotional, I jumped at the chance to read it. Caroline wrote this devotional about her struggle with infertility, but kept it “generic” in the sense that it can apply to anyone who is in a season of waiting in their own life, not just those who are waiting to have babies. Unlike Caroline’s struggle, my season of waiting has nothing to do with children, but is painful nonetheless. I found her devo to be filled with Biblical truth and wisdom about how God will fulfill His promises in His time– not our time, but His– and gave me strength to “keep on keepin’ on.” I don’t tend to re-read devotionals, but this is one I plan on reading again soon. The second time around, I want to take my time soaking in the wisdom. I highly recommend this devotional to anyone who is currently struggling with a waiting season of their own.
I read this book on the plane ride to and from Tennessee (when I flew home a few weeks ago). It was an okay book. There were some good tips in there and it didn’t mention anything about your belongings having feelings (so bonus points), but some of the advice I didn’t care for. Example: I don’t think you have to buy new organizing supplies until you go through all of your things and figure out what needs to be organized. I did pick up some good tips from it– I’m actually working on scanning my documents into digital files as well as organizing said digital files– so that was good.
I listened to this audiobook on the drive to and from the Minneapolis airport and honestly, I felt like I had heard this book before. It was slow-paced, which didn’t really keep my interest while I was driving. I like Max Lucado’s books and they’re full of Biblical wisdom, but I think it was just the fact I needed a more interesting book to keep my interest on the looong drive. Maybe I’ll give this book a try again in the future… as an e-book, of course!
What did you read in September?