Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Tom’s humility, selflessness and faith is a picture of the glory of God if there ever was one! This story gives me faith that trampled hearts can finish strong.
Waking the Dead by John Eldredge
A child of God is grafted into God. The fact that a child of God’s heart is good is a key topic throughout scripture. This book helped me understand how to live this belief out in the visible world.
Do Over by John Acuff
Acuff explains how to invest in a ‘career savings account’ made up of equal parts relationships, character, new skills and hustle, and offers a refreshing way to evaluate your career or a career change without money being the main factor.
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Basically, all is lost, just as I suspected.
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
A great example of characterisation, similar to Charles Dickens. I will never forget Joseph Poorgrass’ awkwardness, or the way Oaks combed his hair “like mace ’round a nutmeg, or seaweed on a rock after the eb.”
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Stress-inducing, but the part I was boosted by was the idea that it is not normal to live in debt.
What were your favorite reads of the year?