Vanishing Grace, by Philip Yancey. I don’t usually read books that I end up not enjoying, but this was one of them. I kept waiting for the answer to the tagline, “Whatever Happened to the Good News?”, but after 272 pages, it didn’t come. I felt like this book ended up slamming Christians for failing (as we surely do), and pointing out how unbelievers don’t live like they know the gospel…because they don’t. Next.
Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman. I absolutely loved this memoir of Piper Kerman’s year in prison, which she served after being sentenced for a ten-year-old drug offense. It was an enlightening look into a women’s federal prison. It differs quite a bit from the Netflix show, as I understand. The book is not full of the sexual drama that is apparently prevalent in the show.
Unafraid, by Susie Davis. This was a great book about the weight of living afraid and the journey to live unencumbered by fear. I have a review of it coming out soon—with a giveaway!
Cold Tangerines, by Shauna Niequist. I guess I read Shauna’s books backwards, with this being her first book but the third that I read. I enjoyed this collection of essays, and I’m sure I’ll pick up any book of hers in the future.
This post contains affiliate links.