Congratulations on surviving January, aka the longest month of the year! By the 81st of the month, I was starting to think I wouldn't make it, but books and lots of hot tea helped me push through. If you got off to a good start in January with your reading and want to keep the momentum going, check out these February book releases you'll want to add to your list.
What to expect from our February reading picks:
- A book of essays on race, identity, and what it means to be an American from the daughter of first-generation Jamaican immigrants.
- A historical novel featuring early Christianity in Japan.
- The best resource for families looking to trade their grumbles for gratitude this year.
- A reflective read to help you take back the life you want to live and drown out the noise of our busy culture.
- The latest giveaway you won't want to miss entering. Find us on Instagram to learn more!
More about the books featured in the February book haul:
All the Colors We Will See by Patrice Gopo
Patrice Gopo grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black in America. From her white Sunday school classes as a child, to her early days of marriage in South Africa, to a new home in the American South with a husband from another land, Patrice’s life is a testament to the challenges and beauty of the world we each live in, a world in which cultures overlap every day. In All the Colors We Will See, Patrice seamlessly moves across borders of space and time to create vivid portraits of how the reality of being different affects her quest to belong. In this poetic and often courageous collection of essays, Patrice examines the complexities of identity in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages. As she digs beneath the layers of immigration questions and race relations, Patrice also turns her voice to themes such as marriage and divorce, the societal beauty standards we hold, and the intricacies of living out our faith.
The Swords of Silence by Shaun Curry
Where once new ideas and beliefs were accepted, now the country's military dictator, the Shogun is shutting his country down to any outside influences. Father Joaquim Martinez who left Portugal to make Hizen Province, Japan his home, has been quietly tending to the lives of his villagers, but everything is about to be thrown into turmoil, as the Shogun has outlawed Martinez's beliefs. Those who won't recant or accept banishment, face a death sentence. With the threat of a massacre looming, and the Shogun's Samurai closing in, Father Martinez must decide, if he is willing to risk everything, to save those he has sworn to protect.
The Grumble-Free Year by Tricia Goyer
The Goyer home--with two parents, eight kids, and one eighty-eight-year-old grandmother with dementia--is never without noise, mess, activity, and, often, complaining. And it's not just the kids grumbling. After adding seven children in less than six years through adoption, the Goyer family decided to move out of survival-mode and into unity- and growth-mode. They decided to tackle the impossible: a grumble-free year. In The Grumble-Free Year, the Goyers invite readers into their journey as they go complaint-free and discover what it looks like to develop hearts of gratitude. They share their plans, successes, failures, and all the lessons they learn along the way, offering real-life action steps based in scripture so that readers get not just a front-row seat to the action but also an opportunity to take the challenge themselves and uncover hearts that are truly thankful.
Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge
We live in soul-scorching times. The mad pace of life, the number of demands on our time and energy, and the overwhelming torrent of information coming at us 24-7 has left us ragged, wrung-out, and emptied. This isn't the life we want; but how do we get off the roller coaster? In Get Your Life Back, John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back. By practicing a few wonderfully simple practices–or what John calls “graces”–you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.
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