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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Great Books

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
(Colossians 3:15 ESV)

There are many good books out on the market, but there are only a few great books. Of course the Bible still ranks for me #1 when it comes to books. But then again, the Bible is not only a great book; it is our guide to live a Godly life. Even though I have had many Bibles in my life, the latest edition is a Woman’s Study Bible that was given to me for review. You can read more about it in this post. It is a little different than the other Bibles I have. It has a ton of references, especially the history part I enjoy the most.

Harvest of RubiesThat brings me to another great book that I just finished reading. Although it is a novel, it has a great deal of history in it. The book is called “Harvest of Rubies” and I honestly finished reading it in 2 days. The author, Tessa Afshar, is bringing the Old Testament to life. Her main character, Sarah, has so much in common with me and my walk with God. I read the book via my Kindle App on my laptop and I have highlighted so many parts of the book. Yes, it is a novel, but Tessa added a lot of Psalms.

I think that the last time I read a great novel like this, was Randy Alcorn’s book “Safely Home“. Have you read that book?

I love to read and I wish I had more time for it. It is funny that when our son was little, it seamed I had more time to read. But then again, I was only working part-time when Daniel was under 5 🙂 .

Have you read any great books lately? Please do share with me in the comment section. I am always hungry for great books that have a great story line and writing. By the way, currently I am reading “Harvest of Gold“, which is the second part of “Harvest of Rubies”. Sarah is still the main character, but she will be going with Nehemiah to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall…

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving a link to your Thankful Thursday post below.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: Great books are out there, you just have to find them. Thanks for my friend Lori, I found these two great books.

Love & peace,
Iris

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8 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Great Books”

  1. Lori says:

    I am so glad you are enjoying them!!

  2. That sounds like a great book,Iris!! I love to read also,but don’t have as much time to do so. I finished Pain Redeemed by Natasha Metzler not long ago. It was so good. I like non-fiction over fiction. I always have. Thank you for hosting us!!

  3. I love a good book, this sounds awesome.

  4. lorig says:

    Those sound like great books. I have not read a book all summer using my reading time to read the Bible instead. The rest of my time is spent enjoying my girls.

  5. Debbie says:

    I love books too! I am very excited as I received a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble from a parent of a child I had in summer camp. I’m making my list. I read Randy Alcorn’s and loved it. Maybe I’ll check out the one you mentioned.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  6. Debbie says:

    I had to come back and tell you that I was able to get a free copy of the Kindle edition of “Harvest of Rubies” on Amazon. 🙂

  7. bp says:

    Have you read any by Karen Witemeyer? She writes historical fiction for Bethany House publishers. They are good enjoyable reading. (And I know the author personally!)

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