What I Read This Month- 2017

January 30, 2017

– January –

 

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

“10 Ways God is Different From Us and Why That is a Good Thing”

A better understanding of who God is builds our faith and helps guard against having bad theology. This book goes through 10 attributes which belong to God alone such as infinite, eternal, immutable, omniscient and sovereign. I appreciated Jen’s straightforward writing style and truth-packed chapters that included questions for reflection at the end of each section as well. She challenged me to see my rebellious desire to possesses (or feebly try to!) attributes that only belong to God, and how embracing my limits can be a way of glorifying God’s limitless power. He is God and I am not. There is freedom found in worshiping the One who is unlike any other. www.jenwilkin.blogspot.com

 

 

Falling Free by Shannan Martin 

“Rescued From the Life I Always Wanted”

I had never heard of Shannon Martin before or her previous blog as the “flower patch farm girl”, but this book began popping up on Instagram and other blogs I follow, so I thought I would give it a try. It tells the story of how her family had “the perfect life…yet followed God’s call to something radically different. From the self-focused wisdom of the world to the topsy-turvy life of God’s more being found in less.” While I certainly can’t argue with someones personal story of the journey God has them on, I did find her writing sort of pushy, like no one could really experience true freedom in Christ unless they had a tattooed former inmate at their table every night. As a whole, I enjoyed her story and it gave me things to think about, but I dislike it when growing up in a more traditional church or family is slammed just because the author felt it necessary to leave in order to finally encounter the Living God. www.ShannanMartinWrites.com 

 

So, what did YOU read this month??

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