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.