Hello, thanks for stopping by, I’m excited to share a few more books I have been reading recently!
Buying Samir by Kimberley Rae
I would honestly recommend everyone reads this book. It takes less than an hour to read, but has loads to say!
Despite being fiction this book shares an important message about the many, many adults and children who are trafficked each year. It touches on so many areas of this trade, slave labour, the black market for human body parts and the sex trade, all in a way that is still suitable for teenagers
This story is the sequel to Capturing Jasmina, and continues telling her story. After being rescued by a group of a group of missionaries, she decides to go in search of her younger brother Samir, only to discover that he has become the thing they both despise the most.
I’m not going to give away any more of the plotline, but I will say this: just read this book! You will not regret it!
The Woods Edge by Lori Benton
An epic tale following the consequences of one man’s terrible mistake.
When Major Aubrey’s wife gives birth to a still born child, he cannot face sharing this tragedy with his wife. So he does the unthinkable, swaps their baby with another, one of a native American, who has given birth to twins. Secrets don’t remain secret for long, and soon she discovers one of her sons has been stolen!
This story follows the life of both these boys, one bought up as a white child and one living with his natural Native American parents.
Wow, this is one emotional story, you can’t get much more heart wrenching than a stolen baby. This story is told from the perspectives of both families, so you are able to really get inside the heads of all the characters, and sympathise with them, despite the wrongs they commit. Lori Benton conveys the emotions brilliantly, and handles a large cast of characters with confidence and skill.
If you want to get lost in a really big sweeping tale I would definitely recommend this book.
Courageous Gentleness by Mary Ann Froehlich
Gentleness is not always considered to be a desirable attribute in todays culture. The book aims to turn this idea on its head. After all, if Jesus practiced gentleness- we should too!
This book really is a fab little guide to gentleness throughout the bible. I read one chapter a night as a kind of devotional. It goes really deep, and at times it is so challenging it is almost hard to read., but I would challenge you to persevere with it.
This book is biblically sound, however there isn’t as much real life application or as many stories as I would like to have seen. I really connect to stories, and would have appreciated a few more in this book. I would really recommend this book if you want to learn more about gentleness. If, like me, you prefer book with more application, it might be worth giving this one a miss.
Have you read any great books recently? Let me know in the comments!