Thursday, May 15, 2008

Anna's Summer Reading

Today is my sister Anna's birthday, and she requested a summer reading list as well. Anna is 2 years younger than me (we won't say how old she's turning, but it's still younger than me!), married and a great nurse (with lots of patience -- hee hee). Since we shared so much the same schooling experience, I know she loves reading about as much as I do.

Anna, I thought I would give you a slightly shorter list than Emily, since I know with work and everything, you will have a bit less time for reading than she. Here are some great books I hope you enjoy! Happy Reading!

Digging Ditches by Helen Roseveare This is another part of Dr. Roseveare's autobiography, telling her amazing stories as an medical missionary.

2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I'm reading this right now, and I thought you might like to join me!

3. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I'm not sure if you've already read this or not, but even if so, I thought you might like a refresher before reading:

4. Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom. This is a fascinating book about Corrie's travels all over the world and how in her fragile old age,the Lord answered her prayers and provided for her over and over keeping her safe and whole, and enabling her to tell her story over and over. This is a woman who survived the Holocaust! I know for a fact that the library at Calvary has like 97 copies of this book.

5. The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. I'm having Emily read the student edition of this one, hoping that she would share it with Abby, too. I thought you guys might like to read it together!

6. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. This is your George MacDonald to read. MacDonald is the author that influenced C.S. Lewis the most, and he is just an amazing storyteller. If you like it, there is a sequel, The Princess and Curdie.

7.The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis. I hope I'm not giving you a bunch of books you've already read, but I know you will really like this one. The letters from the demon Wormwood to his uncle Screwtape are so clever, so humorous (at times) and so true to life! This book is quite original, and well done as only Lewis can do!


Anonymous said...

thank ya thank ya Gretchen! :) I haven't read a one of those books.. I'm glad to hear that Calvary has 97 copies of that one book...for rill? BTW, "Nurses have patients" HAHAHAHA GET IT!??????? just kidding. It's stupid and not funny at all. Hooray! I can't wait to get started reading!!


Gretchen said...

For rill, there's a whole shelf of them in the library. I can picture a row of white hardbacks mixed with other covers. I wonder if they're in the exact same spot.

But you have to read "Hididng Place" first. There are probably at least 3 of those in the Library.

Anonymous said...

Great recommended reading! I have read most all of the books you have listed for Emily. I had not read Helen Roseveare until last Sept. Sherry and I went to John Piper's Desiring God Conference in Minneapolis and Dr. Roseverare was one of the speakers!! How blessed I was to hear her and then read her books (she autographed one for me). What a dear sweet lady and she was available after the meeting so you could talk with her. She lives in England but if you ever get the chance to hear her, I know you would be blessed.
Love, Aunt Pat

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday to Anna! The Hiding Place is an excellent book. I may have to read more by Corrie Ten Boom.

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Marty McKee said...

Anna, I'm totally sorry I missed your birthday. What a bad friend I am! I hope life is going great for you. Sorry we haven't kept in touch lately. If you follow the link in my name to my blog, then "view my complete profile," you can email me from there. Lots has happened in my life that I'd like to catch up on.

Happy birthday!

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