I love to read but, with the busyness of life these days, I have found that I haven’t been reading much lately. One of my goals this year is to get back to reading a little every day (not including my daily Bible reading). Even if it’s just a few pages, I hope to make it a priority to sit down each day and spend a few minutes with a good book.
Currently, I’m reading I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith. I am really enjoying this book. I also enjoy reading Angie’s blog. Here is a synopsis of the book from Amazon:
In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth. Upon receiving the original diagnosis, Angie started a blog (Bring the Rain) to keep family and friends informed of their journey. Soon, the site exploded in popularity, connecting with thousands who were either experiencing their own heartbreaking situations or simply curious about how God could carry someone through something so tragic. I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy.
So, that’s what I’m reading this week. What about you? What are you reading? Do you have a great book to recommend? I’m always looking for more new books to add to my ever-growing book list!!