I appreciate all the fun comments and scoop you’ve shared (here and on Facebook) in response to my last post, about April’s Book Club selection, Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand. I wanted to write a little more, about one passage in the book that stood out to me. I don’t remember another point in the book […]Read More The Restoration of Dignity (Further Thoughts From ‘Unbroken’)
I finally took the plunge and read Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken last month. Since the time it was published in 2010, it seemed everyone and their brother was reading it and raving about it. I kept putting it off, because I wasn’t sure I could handle reading about the brutality experienced by Louis Zamperini, the subject […]Read More BOOK CLUB: Unbroken
My heart holds a special place for the country of China and its peoples. So it was with great anticipation that I read through Chai Ling’s A Heart For Freedom in March for our book club.Maybe my expectations were set too high, but I felt a little disappointed in Chai’s book. I certainly found her […]Read More BOOK CLUB: A Heart For Freedom
I’m not quite finished with The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. But I want to keep the book club on schedule, so I’m sharing my thoughts on it today anyway. His entire story has inspired me so far—as evidenced by the underlined passages on almost every page I’ve read! What a gift, to get […]Read More BOOK CLUB: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“We must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here.” So implored Corrie ten Boom’s sister as she lay ill as a prisoner at Ravensbruck concentration camp, during […]Read More BOOK CLUB: The Hiding Place
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson just became one of my favorite books of all time. Reading it was like eating a super-rich dessert: One part of me wanted to consume it slowly, to just hold it on my tongue and savor every bite. But the other part of me relished it so much I couldn’t stop!* […]Read More BOOK CLUB: Gilead
Autism: It’s not like you think. This is one of my favorite autism slogans, because it’s a clever play on words. On one level, it’s simply saying that those of us outside the autism world probably don’t have a clear picture of what autism really is, or what it’s like to live with. On another […]Read More BOOK CLUB: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time