It seems like such a long time since the last Nightstand post, with August being such a busy month for us (surgery, family vacation, two birthdays, eclipse viewing). Then again, with the way the last Thursday of July fell, we did end up with the last week of July coming into this month’s post rather than last month’s. But at any rate, let’s get to it, shall we?
Since last time I have completed:
The Death of Ivan Ilych by LeoTolstoy, audiobook, reviewed here. You could say it’s the psychology of one man’s dying, which sounds morbid, but actually is very moving.
Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber, reviewed here. True story of an independent young woman studying at Oxford and not expecting anything but a great experience and education but who is confronted with the claims of Christ. Very good.
Lessons I Learned From My Grandchildren by Delia Halverson. Not reviewed. Not recommended. Disappointing.
I’m currently reading:
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, audiobook.
Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me by Kevin DeYoung (Just finished this one this morning! Hope to review it soon.)
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
God Is Just Not Fair: Finding Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Jennifer Rothschild
The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
Love in Hard Places by D. A. Carson.
Jane Austen: Christian Encounter Series by Peter Leithart
And if I get through those, I have book gifts stacked up from Christmas, Mother’s Day, and my birthday to explore!
Praying for Houston and surrounding areas this morning. I lived there for a while and have family and friends in the area. Last I heard last night, one sister’s power was off and the flood waters were almost to her door. Rescue boats were in the area, but were picking up emergencies first, and then they decided to stay put overnight. I am waiting to hear the situation this morning. One local friend has a sister in ICU in Houston in serious condition, but the family there can’t get to her due to the flooding. A lot of people have been evacuated, and more rain is expected.
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