This is a quiet, poignant story of an elderly
pastor. Knowing that he will die before his young son is grown, he records the memories of his life, as well as his present ongoing conflict with his prodigal godson. The story is strong, beautifully written and thought-provoking. It is quality literature that lingers in the heart long after the book’s last page has been read and the cover has been closed.
Who switched off my brain? Controlling toxic thoughts and emotions by Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a Christian and a Neuroscientist. This book is about the power of God’s Word, and how controlling ones thoughts can lead to an emotional, mental, and physical health. Dr. Leaf follows a woman diagnosed with schizophrenia for 10 years, and through regular brain scans one can see how the power of speaking God’s Word over your body can heal. Dr. Leaf gives 13 ways to detox your thought life. I highly recommend this book for any Christian who is wanting to take control of their thoughts and emotions.
Does this beach make me look fat? by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having never read either author
before, I didn’t know what to expect. With an acerbic wit and amazing honesty, seemingly rare in our culture, the authors tell short stories about random topics of life. Each author brings their gift of laughing at life and many times at themselves to each story. This makes for a fun, easy read perfect for a fall afternoon. I may just be tempted to delve into one of their mystery books based on how well I enjoyed their writing style in this book! We will see
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This book will be one I will never forget.
The main reason is because it was my first. My first electronic book, that is! I finally took the plunge and became a Kindle user and this was a great book to start my new e-reading adventure. The story has the initial feeling of being a creepy cousin to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. There is a marriage in distress, a missing wife, an unexpected pregnancy and yes, a murder. The principal dissimilarity is the setting. The Girl on theTrain takes place in London, the Ashbury to Euston station route traveled daily by the unhappy and burdened Rachel. What she sees and doesn’t see on her daily commute makes for a thriller you won’t soon forget either. E-book or hardback, it’s worth the read. Continue reading September Staff Picks