Hello everyone! I hope your New Year is going splendidly so far!
This year I read a lot of really awesome books! In this post, I’m going to give you my top 5 books I read in 2019 as well as my BIBPC 7 Category 1 picture.
North or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson
As I expressed in a review of the book:
“After the first third of this book, my thought was “Hey, this might even somehow be better than On the Edge Of Dark Sea of Darkness.”
Two-thirds through I thought “Yeah. This is pretty good, but the first one is still better.”
After flipping the last page to find that it was over, I whispered almost inaudibly with a sniff as I reached to wipe the lingering tears from my face “That. Was. Beautiful.”
Yeah. It was really, really good. Do I dare say the best fiction book I’ve ever read? Very, very possibly. Extremely possibly.
In particular, I really love how beautifully the author wove in the strong redemptive theme. It was beautiful. Definitely a must-read. But before you read this one, you must read…
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
And of course, the first book in the Wingfeather Saga comes next. I have heard everywhere about how good the Wingfeather Saga is. Like a lot. But still, I was a little bit skeptical.
I was not prepared to be swept away. This book was incredible (although North or be Eaten is somehow even more incredible)! I love Andrew Peterson’s writing style. This was (and is) a wonderful book.
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
This was definitely an incredible book and the most powerful book I read this year. If you are feeling stuck, this is the book to get you out of yourself and worshiping God with your life. If you find yourself asking questions like “Is doing this thing really that bad?” or “How far can I go to be ‘kicked out’ or heaven?” that you really need to read this book. Even if you’ve never asked yourself these questions, if you have even the slightest suspicion you might be border-line on being a lukewarm Christian or are struggling to love God as you ought, you need to read this book.
Will Our Generation Speak by Grace Mally
I loved this book already so much, and finally, for Christmas, I got my own copy. I’m so happy! This book is so practical and helpful for how to share your faith with courage and God’s strength. This is a book I will read over and over again.
Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy
This was such a sweet and beautiful story. I couldn’t put it down! It was thoroughly captivating and engaging. I love this book so much! If you get queasy with the mention of blood, you might be a little sensitive with this book as it does give a bit of the perspective of a paramedic, though. I still loved it.
The prompt is “Unnoticed”.
My picture is of an “Un-noticed” notice sign. 🙂
Here is the small version first, then the big version.
It was pretty fun to get this picture together! I hope you like it!
Have a blessed week!
But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
-1 John 1:7
*All scripture quotations are from the NASB translation unless otherwise noted
**All photos in this post are taken by myself, and belong to myself, not to be taken for use unless with permission