This is what I'm reading, er, devouring, these days. I finished a mystery last night before bed and clearly thought, I should have been reading Spiritual Mothering instead. Not that the mystery wasn't good--it was--but this is BETTER.
So maybe devouring isn't the right word. Savoring? Savoring quickly? Reading with a pen in hand (no surprise there!) and underlining, circling, and drawing stars and arrows like crazy, for sure.
I may have mentioned here--certainly on Twitter (follow me here by typing "joanneheim")--that I was off to a meeting at church on Saturday morning to talk about mentoring. It's something I've thought about, been interested in, had questions concerning for a while. As one of the women there said, it hasn't felt like a concrete kind of a thing and I'm just a concrete kind of a girl.
I was excited to know that we'd be going through this book because my mother has read it with a group at her church and said tantalizing things about it.
We'll be reading it together as a group (there are maybe eight or nine of us--from about my age all the way up to great grandmothers that I want to get to know so much better) over the next few months. I'm already way ahead of where we're supposed to have read to because it's just so good.
Here's what I like:
It is so biblically based. So clear. So orderly in its presentation of the topic.
And on top of that, it's just challenging my socks off and directly relating to so many other seemingly coincidental/random things in my life right now. (Not that I think there's any such thing as coincidence or random--that's PROVIDENCE, something for another post.)
(Just to mention one of those things: Anyone else at Living Proof Live in Laramie in May? Beth talked directly about this--it was #7 in the notes.)
Anyway, I just can't help wanting to share this book with all of you. To have you read it, to hear what you think, to know what you underlined and circled and starrred. To peek at your notes in the margin.
I guess my question is this...anyone interested in doing an online book reading/study/discussion/club thing together?
My mind is whirling with all the details about what to read when and how much to read at a time, how we'd do questions, and all that jazz, but for now I'll stop with what's most important to know.
Anyone want to join me?