This year I have a goal of reading 35 books. I will keep a running list of the books I read with a short review.
- The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile – For my first of 2019 I finished this wonderful introduction to the Enneagram. It is filled with practical lists, anecdotes and steps for transformation.
The true purpose of the Enneagram is to reveal to you your shadow side and offer spiritual counsel on how to open it to the transformative light of grace.
Information is not transformation.
Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
We most delight and reflect the glory of God when we discover and reclaim our God-given identity, with which we lost connection shortly after our arrival in this fallen world.
2. Still Life by Louise Penny – After hearing so many raving reviews about this series I decided to give it a chance even though I rarely read mysteries. It did not disappoint! The characters were rich, the descriptions of food were marvelous and I was surprised at who did it in the end! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
We choose our thoughts. We choose our perceptions. We choose our attitudes. We may not think so. We may not believe it, but we do. I absolutely know we do. I’ve seen enough evidence, time after time, tragedy after tragedy. Triumph after triumph. It’s about choice….Life is choice. All day, everyday. Who we talk to, where we sit, what we say, how we say it. And our lives become defined by our choices. It’s as simple and as complex as that. And as powerful. So when I’m observing, that’s what I’m watching for. The choices people make.
3. The Home Place by Carrie Le Seur – I picked this up at our local bookstore. It was fun to read a book that takes place where I grew up. I was surprised by the ending. It reminded me of a Hallmark movie but with a very dark twist of the depravity of a broken family.
There’s a pain in her stomach that hasn’t gone away for days. Montana has drawn her close to whisper in her ear that evil exists, even in places of great beauty. Even in the people you love. But evil is not the end of the story. Her arm is tight around her big brother and the land rolls out beneath them. The home place rises solid beside them…