books for a new year

I’ve been on a “fast” from fiction since the end of last February.  That includes Christian fiction, which I was an avid reader of.  It was actually not as difficult as I thought it would be.  I’ll go more into that when the 1-year mark hits.

Anyways, I am part of a book club my church has, and last year happened to be the first year that about half of the books that were chosen to be read were non-fiction!  So, I still got to read some good books, and really fell in love with the more non-fiction side of writing.

So, for next year, I’ve already ordered several of the books on our list off of Amazon.  In case you’re looking for a good read that won’t completely rot your brain, here they are: (several are oldies… but good-ies!)

1.  God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew.  Talks about smuggling Bibles into Communist Eastern Europe. 

2. Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot.  Talks about a group of people trying to minister to the Auca (sp?) tribe in South America, the results, and what happened afterwards.

3.  The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson.  Gotta be honest, I forgot what this one is about.  I think it is about a man ministering to an inner-city area and what happened. 

4.  The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.  Definitely the most familiar in the group to me.  I’ve read it, and seen the movie, but I don’t own it.  So, I added it because it’s one that I would like to be on my shelves.  It’s about a family in WWII who hides Jewish people, and is discovered and what happens.

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