What’s On Your Nightstand: November 2018


The folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand the last Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read.

A few sick days this month afforded more reading time than usual.

Since last time I have completed:

Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne by Douglas V. Mastriano (audiobook), reviewed here. How a Christian conscientious objector stopped an onslaught of the Germans in WWI, captured 132 of them, and won the Medal of Honor. Well-researched, good true story.

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas, reviewed here. Good.

Perfect Piece by Rebeca Seitz, fiction, reviewed here with the rest of the series about four grown adopted sisters of different ethnicities. Good.

Fly Away by Lynn Austin, fiction, reviewed here. A disgruntled retiree crosses paths with an unbeliever with a terminal diagnosis. Loved this one.

Hidden Places by Lynn Austin, fiction, reviewed here. A young widow struggles to support herself and her children when a mysterious stranger arrives to lend a hand. Very good.

Someday Home by Lauraine Snelling, fiction, reviewed here. A widow opens her home to share with two other ladies. Okay.

Florian’s Gate by Davis Bunn. Review coming soon.

I’m currently reading:

Reading the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word by George Guthrie.

Christian Publishing 101: by Ann Byle

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Wife of Charles H. Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes, Jr., audiobook

Come Back, Barbara by C. John Miller and Barbara Miller Juliani

Homeless for the Holidays by P. S. Wells and Marsha Wright

Up Next:

In the next few days I’ll be rustling up a list of Christmas reads for Tarissa’s Literary Christmas Challenge. I’ll also need to choose a new audiobook soon but have no idea which one yet. (Update: My Christmas reading picks are here.)

Happy reading!

5 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: November 2018

  1. I’d like to read Alvin York. I’ve not heard of him. It reminds me a little of the movie Hackshaw Ridge about Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who was a hero rescuing others. (I never saw the linky for Nightstand this month?)

    • I didn’t see the linky, either. I’ve asked about it the last few months when it wasn’t up in the mornings, but I don’t want to keep bugging them.

      I’ve seen ads for that movie, and it’s one we want to see some time. York felt he should not fight because of “Thou shalt not kill.” But after conversation with two other Christian officers where they shared verses that did seem to justify war, especially in the role of the government to protect his citizens, and a lot of prayer and thought, he felt God did want him to fight. How he went through that process and how the incident happened in which he captured 132 German soldiers and how he used all the influence he had to help build schools in his area afterward were all really interesting.

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