Question of the Week #3

Hey friends! Hope you’ve had a great week and have continued to think about how the Lord has provided over the last year. We have been praying for you as some have shared some tough circumstances you are walking through but our team is grateful that each of you continue to place your hope in the Lord! May this comment encourage you today: 

“My husband and I are in a season where we both work at home, and the pay is minimal. Yet, all of our bills are always paid, and we are still able to sow into our marriage, the church, and meet other personal needs. It doesn’t add up on paper, but God!” – Rhonda

“But God!” … Yes!

I just love how this comment from Rhonda shows that when we are stretched, we grow into a fuller dependence on the Lord, don’t you? May your heart be encouraged!

One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was read a good book. My mom definitely encouraged this during our rest times and sometimes it felt more like a chore than an enjoyable way to pass the time but eventually it caught on and I LOVE getting lost in a good book! So since SUMMER is here and I’m in the market for a few new books to read, our next question of the week is:

What book or books did you read last year that you loved?

And since we are in the digital age, do you break out your kindle or do you love the smell of books and the physical act of turning each page to find out what happens next?

Can’t wait to hear which books have been taking you on an adventure, to a magical place or to a deeper understanding of who the Lord is. Have a great weekend! 

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19 thoughts on “Question of the Week #3”

  1. The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
    Growing my appreciation of God’s sovereign purposes for my life. It’s about looking for His handiwork throughout life’s journey and remembering just how big the God we serve is!

  2. With actual book in hand, reading “Uninvited” by Lysa TerKeurst – definitely many ah ha moments. Very thought provoking. When busy on the run and waiting in line I use my Nook and reading Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, Soul by Ruth Soukup. From the reviews I plan to also read the Gift of Pain, sounds interesting.

  3. I am reading The Gift of Pain by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey. It is a book that will challenge your thoughts about pain. We look at pain as a bad thing, but it is God’s amazing warning system to tell us something needs our attention. I will never look at pain the same way again.

  4. Chioma Chukwunwike

    Biblical womanhood in the home, edited by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Changed my life! Currently on Sacred Privilege by Kay Warren and learning so much already!

  5. A. D. 30 by Ted Dekker. Riveting. Encouraging. Eye opening in my own relationship with Jesus.
    The Day I Was Crucified by Gene Edwards. Tear jerking!
    The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. Started out for fun with kids at church but ended up teaching me more than them.

  6. From my Kindle: The Book That Made Your World by Vishal Mangalwadi – on the role of the Bible and its worldview on every aspect of history and culture
    Of the actual “book” kind: Christian History Made Easy by Timothy Paul Jones (a very nice overview)
    The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Petersen – on the relationship between Ben Franklin and George Whitefield
    The Daring Heart of David Livingstone by Jay Milbrandt – finally! a good, recent biography of Livingstone and his role in the abolition movement

  7. I like Stormie Omartian’s book, “Out Of Darkness” a good read on forgiveness.

    Ben Utecht’s book, “Counting The Days While My Mind Slips Away” a good read on an ex NFL player and the struggles he has with his memory from concussions he got from playing.

  8. I’ve been challenged by “Driven by Eternity” by John Bevere and enjoyed the brief but beautiful biographies of “7 Women and the Secret of their Greatness” by Eric Metaxas. This is an essential read for any young lady you wish to inspire toward purposefully living.

  9. At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe, by Tsh Oxenreider
    The Wingfeather Saga, by Andrew Peterson (Childrens fiction that adult’s will love too)
    Present Over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist

    Happy Summer Reading!

  10. I read The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury, and Couples Who Pray by Squire Rushnell and Louise Duart. Not sure what to read next a wisdom book or just for fun book, my friends pastor suggested Love and Respect.

  11. Catherine Mercer

    I really benefited from Paul David Tripp’s Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family. This is written in true Paul Tripp style ~ it’s much more than a parenting book; it’s a breath of fresh air for all relationships. And, yes, I need to turn the pages and underline!

    1. Laura Rainey Dries

      Yes! Nancy has been a long time family friend of ours. She’s FULL of wisdom and is so dear! Thanks for joining the question of the week, Pat! :)

    1. Laura Rainey Dries

      Angela — Thank you for sharing. I’m definitely an actual book kinda girl, too! I need to add it to my list to help prepare me for motherhood someday! There’s another new one that just came out “The Magic of Motherhood”…I haven’t read it but it’s one that’s on my list! Thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Sunshine…this is your dad, yes, Laura’s dad:

    Boys in the Boat…a riveting story of the USA rowing crew in the 1936 Olympics in Gernmany
    The Jesus Story (a modern harmony of the Gospels)
    The Emerald Mile…a dory’s run down the Colorado River thru the GC at a record flood stage.

    1. Laura Rainey Dries

      Hi Dad! You’re the BEST! :) I have your copy of “Boys in the Boat” and can’t wait to read it!

    2. Hank Parker III

      Dennis – Fantastic recommendations! I would also suggest:

      Catch of the Day: Spiritual Lessons for Life from the Sport of Fishing
      The Perfect Catch: Lessons for Life from a Bass Fisherman

      – Hank Parker III (Laura’s Husband)(Your Son-in-law)

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