I both hate and love it…all at the same time when I come to the end of a book that I’ve enjoyed reading. I hate it, in part, because I miss the interaction and rapport that I develop with an author that I connect with while reading their book.
The other reason I hate coming to the end of a good book…is because I then have to decide which will be my next book on deck. It’s not for lack of materials…but because I have a plethora of reading materials vying for my attention.
Recently I came to the end of “I’m Not Wonder Woman, But God Made Me Wonderful!” by Sheila Walsh. I discovered this wonderful woman and writer following the Women of Faith conference in September of 2006. I felt God had arranged an appointment for me to attend that conference. When Sheila spoke…God touched my heart, my very tender and hurting heart with His healing touch. He continued to use Sheila’s words to minister to me and heal some broken emotions. So I was saddened to have that book end…I felt like I was leaving a friend.
Then choosing day was upon me. Decision, decisions…which book shall I read next. I had a couple in mind, “Living the Extraordinary Life” by Charles Stanley or “Get Out of That Pit” by Beth Moore.
Part of me thought I should select “Living the Extraordinary Life”. I had listened to Dr. Stanley’s message on the Extraordinary Life while speaking at a rally in Washington D.C. It was one of his best sermons…and I know I will love the book.
But for some reason…I was drawn to “Get Out of That Pit” by Beth Moore. It didn’t take long to discover why. After just a couple of pages…God reached out to me through this woman of God to help me see my need for a supernatural help in my circumstances…which at times have left me feeling quite desperate or in despair.
Not only did I start the book…but I wanted to “turbo” my intake and application of this book…so I got the book on CD too. Still in the middle of both…and soon hope to write a bit about the book.
Kind of like Miss Teresa at Canadian Blogger…these women have a great love and passion for Jesus Christ and a love for His children. I will be marking it as a favorite…and visit regularly. Check out Beth’s website and blog. I give a big thumbs up to reading “Get Out of That Pit”. Especially if you find your own feet are stuck in the miry clay of some deep, dark, dank, dreary pit that you can’t seem to get out of.
Welcome to the bloggesphere Beth and Amanda! Blog on!