In the month of June, I re-read some books that have been buried deep in a box (that is sadly still waiting to be unpacked) from when I moved. I have been aching to get back into reading for pleasure and being a part of a newly formed (thank you Gretchen) “Read What You Want” book club, has really allowed me to do that.
The month of June picks have been ones that are always good constant reminders to pick back up again from time to time BUT they both bared repeating in my life most recently.
“Three Simple Rules That Will Change the World” by Rueben P. Job has been a book that I tend to leave lay around and when I am feeling like I need a simple reminder on how to be, I pick this up. Do no harm, Do good, and stay in love with God are the three simple rules. The book really dives into what each of those mean and at the end is a guide for prayer. It includes simple small prayers for each section of the day if you are struggling to find your own words. The book calls us to have mutual respect, unity, and a deeper daily relationship with God.
“Us: A User’s Guide” by Daniel L. Tocchini was another good book to help re-circle me back to my center as a wife and as a compassionate person in my household. Did this book fix me, heck no. It did however, create an insightful way to look at how a marriage is not just about me, and it isn’t just about the other person, it is about both people working together for the common good in order to press on in life. It creates a base for “talking honestly, listening generously, confronting tricky issues, tuning into each other’s needs and yearnings, and breaking free of being self-centered”.
In the month of July, I am going to finish up on some books that I have on my audible and pick up at least one book that is out of my “self-help” section comfort zone of reading!
What did you read this month?