I don’t know about you girls, but committing to reading a book is hard for me! Not because I don’t LOVE to read, but because there are many things that tug at my attention during the day! Because of that, I was so thankful that we committed to read two books in October for our Carpool Book Club (we’ll do one book next month to make it even easier!) and I hope you will join me as we set apart a little bit of time to read together! We will review the previous selection and announce the new book on the first Tuesday of each month!
This month, we read the Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin and The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeust.
The Aviator’s Wife was just okay for me. It was such an interesting subject, and I am a big fan of Historical Fiction! However, I didn’t really connect with any of the characters and found some of the descriptive passages to be tedious instead of drawing me into the story. For the first time in forever, I actually skipped over pages describing the details of flying, etc. I do think that if you find those details to be fascinating or you are a patient reader, then this might be right up your alley!
The Best Yes.
Girls, this book spoke straight to me, and I definitely encourage you to check it out so that you can find how it might bless you. Don’t you love how the same book can speak a totally different message to two people? Because I am a pleaser, I have the tendency to say yes to everything which in turn can cause chaos in my life. So, her section on the disease to please ripped open my heart! I hope that I can always remember that saying yes to everyone’s requests isn’t always God’s plan for me (or them)! Also, I had never considered that my intentions could be easily masked as “loving others” when I am really only living to please others..Am I really saying yes to a request so that He might be glorified…or so that everyone might like me? That’s a gut check, my friends…and some heavy stuff for a random Tuesday in November. 😉
Also, I found such comfort in the fact that there really is no such thing as a “perfect decision”. I pray for clear discernment in my decisions, but I can’t tell you how many times I have belabored a decision because I wanted it to be perfect or “right”. I am so happy to know that God will use even my imperfect decisions in a perfect way!
Of course, these are just a few nuggets from this must read! What was your favorite part?
So, I hope you enjoyed our little discussion! In November, we will be reading a book that Shay recommended: The Power of a Woman’s Words. I’m not going to lie–I am feeling a little convicted just by the title. ha! I hope you will read it with me! See you on Dec 2, so we can discuss!
Happy Tuesday! XOXO N