OK, so by request, here’s a post from my wife about a few fiction novels she’d recommend and a parenting book (which it sounds like there’s a subtle hint that I need to read with her? 🙂 ) Enjoy her post, she is a great woman (I’ll admit I’m biased, but I still think she’s awesome!)
Here’s her post:
So Jason said I love to read novels, however, disclaimer – I don’t make as much time to read them as I would like to. This year however, I read a series of Christian novels by Nancy Rue & Steven Arterburn. It is the “Sullivan Crisp Series”, in which an offbeat psychologist, Sullivan Crisp, interacts with women who, although reluctant to meet with a counselor, find their lives intersecting with “Sully” only to have their perspective completely changed. Before they know it, they are seeing themselves through a more godly lense and they move forward in their life with new hope. The story lines are interesting and relevant. I personally connected with each one on a different level. And although I myself wasn’t pouring out my heart to Sullivan Crisp, I definitely gained perspective by “sitting in” on a few therapy sessions. Each novel involves intriguing mystery and characters that you’re rooting for. The first book is “Healing Stones”, the second, “Healing Waters” (also the novel of the year by Women of Faith in 2009) and the third, “Healing Sands”. They do need to be read in order, as Sully’s own story of pain and loss is revealed as each book journeys into his life and gets progressively deeper.