Books that Shaped Me (Part 2)

I did a vast amount of reading in my college years between class work, assignments, and personal reading. I found I gravitated towards fiction as a way to relax and recharge. My social life was limited in those busy years of schooling and work so the characters added unique dimension to my life. Here are 5 favorites from those years:

This husband and wife author team write fabulous historical fiction. All of their World War and Jerusalem series expand and deepen the reader’s love for and knowledge of pivotal eras in history.
Francine Rivers knows how to make history leap from the page and connect with the soul. This series occurs in the era of the early Church during a time of immense persecution. It forces the reader to question the relevancy of one’s faith in Jesus: is it worth dying for? Is life worth living without faith?
This is the first in an incredible trilogy written about the Christian history of our nation. They did extensive research to uncover little known facts about how the Christian religion is woven deep within the fabric of our country. They awoke a deep pride and patriotism within my heart.
I read this book for a class assignment and wrote a detailed review of it. I know little of this faith leader prior to reading his book and was moved by his conviction and transformation. To wrestle with God and leave behind timeless insights of faith is a humbling legacy.
College has a way of causing one to question everything one thought one knew. This was a timely reading for that season of my life. It helped me remember the beauty of my design as God’s final masterpiece and to understand that much of who I am as a woman is wired deep within my soul.

About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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