Weekly Reads + Books That Change Your Life {4/29/13}

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Weekly Reads

I though that I might get a few hours of reading in during our 18-hour drive last week, but I ended up just chatting with Sean and the girls for most of the drive instead (and discovered I’m a lot more patient when I don’t have a book in my hand in the car!), and so I only got about halfway through one book this week. Hopefully our vacation will afford me more reading time at some point, although that doesn’t seem to be happening so far!

Head here to see Katie’s post for this week. We also want to know what you’re reading! Add your blog post to the linky below or leave a comment with your favorite reads from this week.

This Week’s Reads

the screwtape letters

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The first time I picked up The Screwtape Letters, I had no idea what it was, and I was pretty confused by the conversation taking place between Screwtape and Wormwood. Once I figured out the premise of the book — letters between two devils about how to best lead a new Christian astray — I thoroughly enjoyed both the writing and the insight into the human condition that C.S. Lewis is known for. So much of what he writes hits close to home for my own struggles in relationships and faith even 70+ years after it was written.

And like most classics, I enjoy it more each time I read it, underlining and highlighting more and more each time!

A Question for You

When I was in junior high and highschool, I often reread books, including most of Janette Oke’s historical fiction and both China Cry and Run Baby Run, which got me hooked on biographies/memoirs and are still part of my collection. These books all had a huge impact on my faith during those years, and when I discovered The Screwtape Letters as a young adult, I added it to the list of books that had actually impacted my life and faith.

What is your all-time favorite book? What book has had the biggest impact on your life? What book have you reread multiple times?

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