Talking a little break from sharing about daily life, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite books that I’ve read recently and why I loved them. Some of these I read awhile ago, and some more recently.
1. Undone: When Coming Apart Puts You Back Together by Laura Sumner Truax
The target audience of this book is Christen women, as the author is a pastor. There’s a lot of inspiration here for being real and vulnerable. It’s full of wonderful quotes and scripture. I’d share more about it, but it’s been a couple of months now since I read it and I recently loaned it out. I definitely recommend it for anyone feeling a bit “undone” or just needing some inspiration.
2. Fasten Your Sweet Belt: 10 Things You Need to Know About Older Child Adoption by Jodi Jackson Tucker and Agnes Tucker
This was a recommended book for hosting! A lot of the book is about the perspectives that the children had on American life. Not much of it was new for me, but it was a great refresher on understanding how overwhelming American life can be for a child from a different culture.
3. Infinitely More by Alex Krutov
I devoured this book. So good. It is the story of a man who grew up in the orphanage system in St. Petersburg, Russia, his story of redemption and how God is using him. At times, it is terribly sad, but it is real and also filled with hope.
4. Priceless by Tom Davis
So intense, but it really draws you in. This is a fictional, Christian story about sex trafficking in Russia. It is heartbreaking and intense. As Tom Davis writes in the author’s notes at the end, it is difficult to read, but so much more difficult for young women to live through.