Ultimate Joy

Reading

Posted on: May 28, 2010

I’m an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. As a writer, my writing has always improved by viewing the craft of others. Reading takes me to different worlds – or helps me to figure out the world I’m living in just a little better.  I hate coming to the end of a good book – mostly because it feels like saying good bye to a good friend.

I highly recommend two books, both provided to me by the publisher for review, A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher and Marriage Matters by Tony Evans.  One a work of fiction, the other nonfiction, but both contain life lessons that are eternal.

A Matter of Character

In A Matter of Character, the heroine, Daphne McKinley, writes under a pseudonym – let’s face it, in 1918 as a woman, you almost had to.  There are no questions about her until Joshua Crawford comes to Idaho to meet the author of her books!  Daphne faces a huge dilemma about the truth and in the process finds out a valuable lesson – words matter.  In the delightful setting of rustic Idaho, Hatcher finds a way to reach out to her readers that what we say and what we do really and truly matters.  What we say, what we write, what we think — words matter. They can tear down or build up. They can spread ignorance or dispense knowledge.

I couldn’t put it down and I know you’ll have the same experience. To learn more about this truly delightful book, please visit Robin’s website at http://robinleehatcher.com/

Marriage Matters

In a marriage, words are especially important.  Dr. Tony Evans examines what God says about marriage.  Particularly enjoyable was the spiritual connectedness between the marriage covenant and God’s covenant with his people.  Marriage has been designed as a tool by God to bring good in your life. 

In these rough economic times, it is difficult to provide unconditional love – love based on a decision to love no matter how difficult the way, with or without a response.  Whether your marriage is great or not so great, or even if you are just thinking of marriage, you need to read this book!  It will provide you many different ways to examine your union and grow more deeply in love.  To learn more about Tony Evans, go to: http://www.tonyevans.org.

Hope you’ll pick up one or both of these books.  I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I did!

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