Late night reading ‘Higher Is Waiting’ by Tyler Perry and I had to read this sentence over and over again. “If you’re living by faith, you never have to wait for the timing to be right. In fact the two don’t go together.”
I started thinking about all those times I waited for the “right time” and it never worked out but when I did things by faith and not timing it always worked out. You can’t have faith and keep worrying about the timing! I needed this message tonight and maybe you do too. .
Hello #bookworms ! So to celebrate my 37th bday, I thought I’d start a reading challenge to read 37 books this year(not many, but it’s what my time permits). So book 1/37 for #2018 that I am currently reading is the amazing, thought-provoking masterpiece by Yuval Noah Harari- Sapiens,A Brief History of Humankind. I simply love love love books that open my mind to see things in a different light & Sapiens hits the spot! From an inconsequential ape on the Savannah, to demi-gods today, this book arguably makes us feel a sense of responsibility towards planet earth , to those who came before us to continue being curious, step out of our comfort zone and take up the call to adventure for the sake of humanity!🌎
Takeaway- Human beings have blood on our hands, thanks to our violent history & selfish exploits. With the evolution of our consciousness today, maybe we can strive to be better; to be builders, instead of destroyers. #readingchallenge2018#currentlyreading#readingisfun#womenwhoread#bookstagram#sylreads2018#sapiens#yuvalnoahharari
Morning Reads and breakfast.
I’m on the last pages of this and I feel comfortable with sharing some of my thoughts. This is the first Ozeki I’ve read and it fits perfectly in my current Japanese author phase (have been reading/listening to 3 other books by Japanese authors in the last weeks). This is a true Zen gem, if you are into that. Ozeki is a Zen Buddhist priest and it shows. I’m not a very spiritual person, but still I got something out of that. This book is about time and how we experience it and how we treat it. It is also a question about who we are, and that we can be different. And it is about home: where is it and can we find a new one.
I did enjoy reading it so far. Especially the depiction of the teenager Naoko is quite impressive; it felt real. The background setting of Ruth in Canada... wasn’t that interesting to me. It felt a bit sluggish and likening is going nowhere. A lot of lose threads for me.
Something this book does quite well is dealing with very dark topics without dwelling to much on it. It’s more like showing, that these things are part of human life. No judgement or rating, they just are.
The end is getting a bit woowoo in my opinion and I would have like the story more, if it didn’t try to fuse the two story lines. But maybe that just me.
I don’t know, if I’ll try some of Ozekis other books. Have you read any by her? What are your thoughts on this one?
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“The Unveiling” by @tamara_leigh_author is the first in a wonderfully lengthy series that I DEVOURED over the last month. Set on the backdrop of castles, knights, and some strong willed women, it is a great work of Christian fiction! #💜themrs