In response to being tagged by Joy for a meme of 7 things about me, I decided to go with 7 of the books I'm reading now because you can tell about someone by the books they're reading, right?
7 Books I'm Reading
1. At the gym - Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Interesting. I've not read anything by her before. I like her way of describing situations and feelings. The uniqueness of writers' voices interests me. We can grow in writing skills, but I'm not sure if we can really change the tenor of the voice that others hear when they read our words. I sometimes wish my voice were edgy, creative, and random. I could change the name of my blog to Edgy Grace.
2. In my van - Approaching the Heart of Prophecy by Graham Cooke
My first step back into the prophetic realm. While my heart never really left, I needed to detox from the things I formerly knew about prophecy. I am ready to take a new look at the role of prophecy in our lives, and I trust Graham and his understanding of God and prophecy.
3. In my purse - Towards a Powerful Inner Life by Graham Cooke
A great little book about living from our spirit rather than our soul. A little gem..."When God breaks us, He breaks us wide open. In that shattered mirror, we see who we are supposed to be."
4. In the living room - Callanetics for Your Back and Yoga for Back Care
If my body had an expiration date on it, I'm afraid it would say Best Used by 2006. I'm hopeful that specific stretching and strengthening exercises will help to alleviate some of the problems I've been having. I have also limited sitting at the computer (which makes it harder to keep up with blogging).
5. On my desk - The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
I stalled out on this one. I had to step back and take a bit of a break from overthinking church stuff. I need to process and let my heart catch up with the many things I have read lately. Also, it feels like a transitional time of sorting it all out in the context of our current situation of church and relationships.
6. On my nightstand - The Message
I have not read all of The Message, but lately I've been hanging around in Luke 10-15, John 15 (love this chapter), skimming through Acts, taking a closer look at I Corinthians 12-14, and pondering the first few chapters of Revelation.
7. On the couch where I fell asleep last night - Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury
I usually have a novel going and Karen's are always good.
Just picked up for 25 cents at a garage sale - The Father Heart of God by Floyd McClung - because God loves me and He knows I would like this book!
Oops! I forgot the tag thing. I would love to read some other 7 Books lists from my friends, so consider yourself tagged and leave a link to your blog in the comments.