1. All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes By Betsy St. Amant
Kat is tired of her plain-old vanilla life. She’d really like to add some flavor by acting on the feelings she has for her best friend Lucas. For Lucas, the feelings are mutual, but he’s hesitant to admit it. He knows she’s meant for more than baking vanilla cupcakes in her aunt’s bakery, so he signs her up to be on a reality baking competition. He quickly realizes he might loose the love of his life to a fancy baking gig in New York City.
Sometimes the cover of a book grabs you. That’s what this one did. After all, I love anything cupcake related. This book is a Christian chick-flick and although the cover grabbed me, it took a bit for the story to. I started it, but it sat unfinished on my night stand for several weeks. This weekend I finally had some uninterrupted hours to finish it. It’s a little cheesy at times, but still a cute read. It definitely did one thing; made me crave a cupcake!
2. Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things By Sara Hagerty
I was drawn to this book because it’s ultimately a story about adoption. But it goes much deeper than that. Although I didn’t relate with Sarah’s intense desire to still carry a child of her own, I could relate to the hard parts of her story. Because don’t we all face really hard stuff in life? And we have a decision? Let that hard stuff draw us closer to Jesus or become bitter.
Katie Davis said this book is for those hearts who long to see Him in the mess.
And I love the opening words from Sarah: He gave me a story to tell. He wrote on my life. I am branded.
Our stories are opportunities to point others to Jesus. Sarah does that well.
3. The Out-Of-Sync Child By Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller
This month we learned that Jackson has Sensory Processing Disorder. This book came highly recommended by many people, so I’m digging in. Learning all I can about SPD and the best ways to help Jackson. It is full of great information. I still have a lot of reading to do, but so far it’s been very eye-opening.
4. What Love Is: The Letters of 1,2,3 John (Bible Study) By Kelly Minter
I wanted to take my quiet time to a deeper level this summer. It’s been a while since I’ve done much more than read Jesus Calling each day. I love Kelly Minter’s studies. I’ve done several in the past, so her newest one What Love Is was an easy choice for my summer study.
I’m only a few days in, but I’m really loving it. So much depth coming out of three very short chapters in the Bible. My prayer is that my belief in Jesus grows deeper through this study.
What are you reading? What’s Bible Study are you doing this summer? I’d love to hear.