I admit it — I’m a bookaholic.
My vice has served me well, though. Because I’ve been an avid reader since I fought to sound out my first word, I’ve learned tons. Reading has caused influential people to assume I have a Master’s Degree when I don’t even have a Bachelor’s. Reading has allowed me to help many people because I gleaned knowledge from what others wrote. Reading provides an escape during stressful periods, which refreshes me and enables me to deal with challenges. Reading for me, is simply fun.
I’m also a weird reader. I often ravage anywhere from six to a dozen or better books at a time. Every book I read teaches me something new. Whether it’s a tidbit I pick up in the latest novel, or a non-fiction concept that takes me to a deeper thinking place, I love what I learn from books.
As an author, other authors inspire me, and take me to creative places. And since I’m the kind of person who can’t wait to share what I learn, I thought I’d offer a few insights from specific books, here at my Fresh Faith blog. So from time to time, I’ll write a brief review, highlighting specific points I gleaned from my latest read.
Proof by Jordyn Redwood is a medical thriller I recently devoured. These are the things this page-turner taught me:
- We all know things are often not as they appear, but Jordyn took me to a whole deeper dig, when it comes to looking beneath the surface.
- Jordyn’s real-life experience as an ER nurse gave me an insider’s glimpse into some interesting trivia where hospitals are concerned.
- Proof made me realize how often we are certain we know the answer to a question, when we are mistaken.
- My thirst for mystery was watered as I tried to out-guess Jordyn’s plot.
- Proof caused me to delve into some of my beliefs, and look at the why behind the what.
A lot of the intrigue in Proof translated to wisdom for my personal thought life. I recommend this book, but be warned. You may be in for some nights with few hours of sleep. If you would like your own copy of Proof, here’s the link on Amazon: Proof by Jordyn Redwood.
Do you have any not-so-secret addictions?
Acts 17:31 (NIV)
“For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.