It’s Tuesday so it’s time to list the top ten books recently added to my to be read list as suggested by The Broke and the Bookish. This is the latest on a list that includes over 918 books on Goodreads. I think I should probably do some weeding.
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor
Flannery O’Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else. This is on my Lost (the tv show) list.
Knowing God Intimately by Joyce Meyer
If you are looking for God, or if you are a believer who feels something is missing, Joyce Meyer wants to show you how to achieve the profound joy that comes from a truly intimate relationship with God. This is an updated version (2015) from the 2008 version.
The Nightingale Sisters by Donna Douglas
Historical Fiction. England. To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own.
The second book in The Nightingale series.
The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
Scripture tells us that God has given us “everything we need for life and godliness.” But what makes a Christian godly? Jerry Bridges examines what it means to grow in Christian character. Learn more about the character of God as you grow a deeper relationship with Him. Establish the foundation upon which godly character is built and continue by developing maturity and pursuing holiness.
Lord Teach Me to Pray by Kay Arthur
Many books offer tips on enhancing your prayer life but leave you adrift when it comes to actually praying. In this bestselling 28 day study. Kay provides intensely practical insights to help you know how to pray, what to pray, and what to expect when you pray. This is an older book but I love the way Kay Arthur teaches.
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land. My online book club is reading this for April.
The Power of Prayer by C. Peter Wagner
The groundbreaking Prayer Warrior Series culminates with C. Peter Wagner’s most personal insights yet into the dynamics of prayer and spiritual warfare. Wagner provides steps for deepening and strengthening your own prayer life. I’ve read the sample and can’t wait to start the book.
How to Hear God’s Voice by Mark and Patti Virkler
You can hear the voice of your Lord. He is always speaking to you. In fact, every believer is called to have a one-on-one relationship with God because He longs to share sweet times of intimacy with all His children.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War –
Abbott relates the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.
Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner
This is a relatively new one. Just came out on March 17. It historical fiction depicting the life of the famous designer Coco Chanel.