of the top 5 books I have read lately that I really enjoyed.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio :How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
I really enjoyed this book because this woman took horrible life circumstances and instead of moping, complaining etc., prayed alot, and used her head to support her family from their home. What I was really struck by how her children said over and over, how happy she was! That really made me think about how do I present myself to my children.
#2 In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
I know this is not a new one, but it was one of my favorite books and I decided to re-read it recently. It really makes you stop and think not only how you conduct your life, but how you treat other people.
#3 Why the sky is Blue? by Susan Meisner
A mother of 2 is brutally attacked, raped and left to die. Discovering she is pregnant, makes her face some deep soul searching and tough decisions. (My paraphrase!)
This book was not terribly enjoyable, but showed how one family was affected by one persons selfishness, and not only them. They went on to make something beautiful from the evil in rejoicing in the life that was given and how God blessed the beautiful girl that came from such evil.
#4 The Yada yada prayer group gets down by Neta Jackson
I know, I know, this is the weirdest sounding book and sounds like a silly fiction novel someone shouldn't read. It can be soul searching. It is about a group of ladies who are from all different races and backgrounds and how they had to learn to love someone who was unkind to them. It is really real life stories of women facing difficult issues in life and made me think about some issues in my life and how to deal with them.
#5 A Song for Your Honor by Kay Evans
This book, though last on my list was one of the best. Maybe not for fantastic writing, but for the story! If you have not read it, it is worth to pay the money to get it.
I was selling this book recently and someone came up and told me that their nephews had just married one of the girls in the book. That was kind of neat to have that connection! It is a story of how God moved to do the impossible, in spite of human error and suffering.
Anyhow, if you ever have good books to recommend, let me know! I hope you enjoyed reading about my top 5!