It's a new month, and that means a new pick for Delilah's Book Club!
The timing of this month's choice could not be better. We've had catastrophic flooding in our lower Gulf states, as well as terrifying wild fires in the West.
There you are, you've made it through 79 rounds of chemotherapy and had radical surgeries on your liver and lung performed, and still you're told you have only 3 months to live...
What would you do?
I chose my July book club, Cultivate, because author, business owner, and mom to three Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.” Gee, how familiar does that sound?
New Book Club: This Life I Live by Rory Feek.
Chronicling the journey neither of them were prepared to take and letting the world take it along with them, Joeys’ story, the tenderness of her heart, and the message of God’s love was sent to millions...
Gobi first finds Leonard when he wasn't looking to be found... but a turn of heart and twist of fate soon has the shoe on the other foot and it is Leonard who goes in search of the little tan terrier who won his heart.
Great Summer Reads | May Book Club!
Why settle for one, when you can have a whole stack of books?! From Grillin' to grinnin' my list has it all. Inspiring meals, inspiring people, inspiring mutts, and inspiring children. Get inspired. READ!
Love Does is the idea that you can't just feel it or talk about it, you must DO it! And when love does... beautiful things happen. It's love in action!
Is your Valentine a book-worm? The kind that loves to curl up in the corner with a cup of tea and good read? Or stretch out in the recliner and turn pages? I've got a short list of books that speak volumes about Love...
One of my favorite books of all time was The Shack. I discovered it early and it went on to become a NY Times bestseller, selling over twenty-five-million-copies. WM Paul Young's new book Eve is a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most talked-about books of the decade. The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.
As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.
Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained by cultural rules or limitations.
About the Book:
When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers that her genetic code connects her to every known race. No one would guess what her survival will mean...
Bestselling Christian novelist William Paul Young likes to shake his readers, both in terms of subject matter and the questions he asks...Eve is likely to prove similarly provocative with its interpretation of the creation narrative that suggests Adam, not Eve, triggered the Fall, which means that Eve—and therefore womankind—has for centuries been unfairly maligned.
"Eve opens many doors by creating a forum that discusses the equality of men and women from the beginning. This point of view further helps others look at men and women as true equals and brings forth viewpoints that our Creator possesses."
From Publishers Weekly:
"The writing is stunningly beautiful, offering an evocative, challenging look at our view of God and the Creation narrative. Young's latest will certainly pique the interest of established fans as well as generate controversy."
What Paul does as an author is allow his faith to inform his imagination, like great Christian writers of the past, Bunyan, Dante, Milton. He doesn't rewrite the Bible – he sticks to Genesis as it was first put down. But then he creates a world around it to enhance our understanding and to remind us, indeed, that there is nothing more certain than the goodness of God.
From Reba Riley, author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome:
"By turns emotional, inspiring, and filled to overflowing with grace, Eve is exactly the engaging, challenging story you would expect from the author of The Shack."
Also be sure and see if WM Paul Young is going to be in your town on his book signing tour: http://www.delilah.com/articles/daily-428682/eve-by-wm-paul-young-13947386