3 Books I Finished Recently

In 2023, I set an objective to end up one book each week. I’m intending to listen to thirty minutes of an audiobook each day (while cooking, cleansing, and/or driving) and check out 10 minutes of a book. By doing this, I intend to relatively quickly have the ability to end up one book each week.

You can follow along on ExcellentReads to see what I’m reading, what books I end up, and the star ranking I offer each of them.

Here are the 3 books I ended up just recently:

I began this audiobook a very long time earlier, however I didn’t complete it prior to it required to be gone back to the library (through the Libby app).

I enjoy Charles Martin’s books and this one had some actually gorgeous words and areas in it. However, I seemed like a few of it felt so amazing or a little scattered that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’ve taken pleasure in a few of his other books.

Verdict: 3 stars

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This was among those books that I instantly enjoyed from the start. It drew me in, challenged me, and made me actually evaluate my life and options.

The property of the book is that we reside in such a sidetracked world that it’s harming our lives and keeping us from taking note of what matters most. I enjoyed the examples the author shared — particularly in the very first couple of chapters — to challenge us to make little modifications to live less sidetracked lives. I resonated with it a lot and valued how counter-cultural it was.

I seemed like the very first 5-6 chapters were the very best. The 2nd half of the book wasn’t rather as excellent (still important, I simply didn’t resonate with it as much!) and there were a couple of parts that felt a little cheesy/cringey (like him discussing composing from the bath tub, and so on.)

Since I enjoyed the very first area a lot and seemed like the book’s message is so required in this day and age, I asked the author to tape-record a podcast episode with me. Look for that coming quickly!

Verdict: 4 stars

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I enjoyed this book a lot! As somebody who has actually experienced church hurt and frustration, it moved me deeply. I valued how the author shared her journey in such a method that it challenged you to relocate to a more recovered, wholehearted location rather of remaining stuck in a hurt location.

The book is filled with individual stories, knowledge from Scripture, and both useful and inspiring material for anybody who has actually fought with church hurt and/or frustration or who remains in management in a church.

If you wish to get a little concept of what the book has to do with, make certain to listen to my discussion on the podcast with the author. It’s worth the thirty minutes of your time — particularly if you have actually strolled through any sort of church hurt or frustration.

Verdict: 4 stars


A news media journalist always on the go, I've been published in major publications including VICE, The Atlantic, and TIME.

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