|"I play tennis for a living, even though I hate tennis, hate it with a dark and secret passion, and always have."|
Anne Lamott is my new girl crush. I have enjoyed four of her books already. She is my modern day version of C.S. Lewis. Her faith came into existence much later in her years, and boy, does she have a life worth telling! She is brutally frank...the kind of writing where you wonder, 'did she just say that??'. Hard Laughter was written when she was 23. I can't fathom writing a book at that age, so it's really beautiful talent. It is the story of her father's brain tumor and her crazy life dipped in just a tiny bit a ficiton. I just can't say how I much I love this author! Warning: this book is a bit SAD.
|"You really won’t understand your life as a woman until you understand this:You are passionately loved by the God of the universe.|
You are passionately hated by his Enemy."
Next came Captivating. Good grief, I have avoided this book for years. Mostly because ACU required me to read Wild At Heart for a Bible class I took, and these two books are from the same author. Blah. Don't get me wrong, Wild At Heart is good, but mostly good for men, and maybe some women who are just seriously interested in understanding men (pssh like that is really possible?). The authors are John and Stasi Eldredge, and a good chunk is written just by the wife. Captivating is an attempt to reclaim our lives as women, especially when we think that our original plan of getting married and creating a family has passed us by. Sounds a bit silly and weird when I describe it, but it truly opened my heart to the power of walking with Jesus more closely as his 'bridegroom' because He IS captivated by us. I read this at such a perfect time in my life. I think so many people I know have this on their bookshelf, and I trust it will change you a little when you finally open it up.
Finally...I'm beginning Velvet Elvis. I saw it on the shelf looking lonely at Half Price, and I read Sex God last year by the same author. I'll let you know what I think....