Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge - March!

So now that it's March, it's time to announce my new book for the 2016 Reading Challenge!

You may remember that back in February I decided to read My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas, for the category "A book you own but have never read."

I LOVED it.


It was a great autobiography about his life growing up incredibly poor in the deep south and his rise to the Supreme Court of the United States. No matter your politics, it's a great story about someone who worked hard and learned a lot of lessons along the way. The book is very honest. I'm so glad I read it! (And it was 1000000 times better than Lord of the Flies!)

I actually chose my March book early last month. Let me explain.

I had just decided to read My Grandfather's Son when I was talking to my colleague (and my fifth grade teacher) Patty Cole about books. She recommended that I read the book The Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren. I had heard about this book many times, but I had never read it. Patty said it really changed her life, and that she continues to read excerpts from it every day.


As I really like to consistently check in with God's purpose for my life, I decided that for March I would read The Purpose Driven Life for the category "A book chosen for you by a friend or family member."


I was a little late to get started since I didn't order the book as early as I should have, but I've read a few chapters already and really have enjoyed it! I also hope to read a lot more during spring break, as our spring break this year is also Holy Week, and what is better than that?

Incidentally, I don't know much about Pastor Warren, but I did see him interviewed on The World Over on EWTN once, and I really liked what he had to say.


I'll report back at the end of the month!

If you've read this book, please let me know how you felt about it.

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