Day 3362 – Nineteen Minutes – A Book That Help You See Other Sides Of The Story – Read A New Book Month Day 24

I read Nineteen Minutes* by Jodi Picoult a few years back. Like all of her books, it caused me to think about a situation from different perspectives. This novel is not for the faint of heart, it’s topic, a school shooting, is very unsettling. What makes the story interesting is that she tells the story from many viewpoints. From the shooter to other students, to detectives, to judges, to parents of the shooter.

One thing I’ve noticed over the past few years is that most folks aren’t too keen to talk about the hard topics. Or, if they are, it’s in a very one-sided approach. While Jodi’s books tend to take a look inside perspectives we don’t normally look at. She doesn’t judge the perspective, she just expresses it as it is for the character.

If you want to learn how to see the world through another’s eyes, Nineteen Minutes, or any Jodi Picoult book, might be just the ticket.

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Nineteen Minutes*

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Day 3361 – Why Should You Read? – Read A New Book Month Day 23

I’ve really enjoyed sharing some of my all-time favorite and life-changing books the past few weeks with y’all, but I wanted to do something a little different today, talk about WHY you should read. I have to say, I’ve missed chatting about what’s going on in our life but it has been fun to have a stricter structure to my posts. I hope you’ve found a new book to read so far, if you have, let me know in the comments below!

Here’s how reading has changed my life:

– It caused me to change careers.
– It gave me an epicly strong marriage.
– It opens my eyes to worlds I never knew existed.
– It reminded me that I’m not alone in my struggles.
– It has challenged my thoughts on things and encouraged me to look at other sides.
– It has brought me new friends and closer to those I already had.
– It has given me an excuse to take a cool trip.

Why do you read?

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Day 3360 – Essentialism – A Book To Help You Craft A Life Out Of The Best – Read A New Book Month Day 22

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less* by Greg McKeown was such a great read. It really helps you minimize the things that aren’t as important and focus on what’s best. As a minimalist, this book was right up my alley.

If you’ve wanted to get into minimalism or if you feel like you just have so much going on and want to make sure you’re focusing on the best, this is the book for you.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less*

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Day 3359 – When Sinners Say I Do – A Big Reason Why Bret And I Have An Awesome Marriage – Read A New Book Month Day 21

When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage* by Dave Harvey was a book that Bret and I went through before we got married. There were a lot of great things in the book, but the main thing we took away was admitting this “I’m a big fat sinner.”

This one concept has helped us let go of arguments. It has helped us to be much more gracious with the other. Remembering that we are just two completely messed up, imperfect people trying to live life together and that we WILL screw up, makes the times that we do much easier.

If you’re about to get married, you’ve just gotten married, or have been married for decades, this is the book for you.

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When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage*

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Day 3358 – Not So Different – A Book To Help Kids (And Adults) Understand People Who Seem Different – Read A New Book Month Day 20

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability* by Shane Burcaw was such a great book to share with kids when they have questions about folks in wheelchairs or that seem different from them. Shane does a great job of explaining his situation, why he’s in a wheelchair, and really that it’s ok to ask questions.

I started reading his memoir, Laughing At My Nightmare, and his humor is so great and he is a wonderful example of still living a great life, even if life throws you a few punches.

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Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability*

As a reminder, the links to the book on Amazon are affiliate links. As a reminder, an affiliate link is one that if you click and purchase the book (or something else) I’ll receive a small percentage at no additional cost to you. I ruthlessly only share products, services, books, etc, that I have personally used and only recommend what I think is useful and valuable. I’ve marked all affiliate links in this post with this little guy –> *

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