Book Thirty-One

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/littlelionbeth

I’ve honestly wanted to read a book by Sarah Bessey since Liz talked my ear off about Jesus Feminist years ago, but I somehow never got around to it. Let’s be real: a reader’s ‘to read’ shelf is a never ending list.

This one comes with even higher recommendations from my dear friend, Cassie. In the past couple of years we have walked interesting, often chaotic life seasons. Rave reviews from someone who knows the posture of my heart in this season puts a book at the top of my list.

While my faith journey has looked drastically different than Sarah’s, I identified with her seasons of wrestling and struggle: realizing the truths of your childhood were dissonant from the “real truth” but then wrestling with the very core of the modern Evangelical church. I’ve outgrown my faith several times in the last fifteen years and have had to reevaluate what truth and love and concrete foundation really mean. Reading about Sarah’s journey made me feel a little less alone in my own, especially in this out of sorts season I’ve just walked into by moving to Boston.

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Goodreads rating: 4.26/5
My rating: 4/5 stars
Days read: July 28 – July 31
Recommend: I do

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