Words on Wednesday – Christian Love for an Enemy

Today’s quote about Christian love:
"the more bitter our enemy's hatred, the greater his need for love"
is a quote from The Cost of Discipleshipby Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

This is one of those books that I’ve been reading slowly. It is deep: rich and challenging on so many levels.

What I’m Reading Now:

Once again, I don’t have a picture of my book stack to share with you. I haven’t added anything recently, either for Kindle or otherwise.

And, frankly, I’m not reading much these days anyway. I sit down to read a bit (from one of the few books I do have in my stack) and then I fall asleep. I’m 36 weeks and 2 days pregnant (but who’s counting) and sleep beats book almost every time.

Even reading has high and low seasons.

Current Read Aloud:

Still enjoying the antics of the All-of-a-Kind Family. My girls can definitely relate to this life in a family full of sisters, even if our life looks very different considering we live 100 years later and we’re not a Jewish family living in New York City. I can’t recommend this series highly enough – it really deserves to be better known.

Current Book to Review:

Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Areby Shauna Niequist. This is one book still in my stack that I am working through.

I decided the only way to give a 365 day devotional book a fair review was to try to read it the selections for a month or so. If you’re still looking for a good mother’s day gift for a mom who could use some daily encouragement, this would make a lovely gift.

What are you reading these days? I could really use some good suggestions for my book stack (even if I don’t get around to them until after the baby comes!).


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Comments

  1. Sleep does trump books! I’ve only just started to feel like I can stay up later to read and my baby is 2. Getting old I guess ; ) I’ve been reading Annie Dillard of late. She’s rich. You don’t have to read much to have plenty to think about. Peace keep you in these last weeks before the new one is born.

  2. Yup, sleep trumps books under those circumstances! Most certainly! :)

    I’m in something of a reading slump at the moment. I just feel terribly distracted with too many things which keep me from sitting down and reading for an hour straight or so. Really, I’m just allowing myself to become too distracted and need to eliminate a few things. (Like television for example.)

  3. “the greater his need for love.” Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Yes. Thanks!