Let’s just say, July has been a busy month and that is reflected by this embarrassingly short list of what I read this past month. With such an intense furlough, most of my time was spent just staying ahead of the administrative tasks that were required of me. But the Lord has shown His faithfulness by sustaining me and in the process gave me some time to finish the following books (and work on some others that will be completed in August) (click the titles to learn more about the book):
- Homeschool Bravely by Jamie Erickson: With lots of experience, Jamie Erickson has been teaching and lecturing about homeschooling for quite some time to the benefit of many. As a homeschooling parent, this was a great book (book review is forthcoming).
- Trust Also in Him by Emily Potter: The author is a friend . . . although I did not know she was an author until she handed me her book at a conference we both attended. So admittedly, I am biased; with that disclaimer, I was impressed with this biography of a woman and how God was at work in her life. I think readers would do well to add this into their reading list.
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Larson is known for his excellent stories of history. This award-winning book tells of the intertwining of lives through the world’s fair of Chicago. With attention to the right detail, Larson masterfully tells a story of intrigue and interest.
- Called to Forgive by Anthony Thompson: The husband of one of the victims of the Charleston church shooting of 2015, Thompson shares his own battle with forgiveness of the shooter after the loss of his wife (book review is forthcoming).
And that makes up my short list of what I read this past month.
Thankfully, furlough is winding down and I can return both to reading and to writing. So, I pray that the Lord uses that as a way to both teach me and encourage you in the upcoming months.