Three good books I'm recommending from my summer reading:
Raising Real Men
I came away from this book with a fresh perspective on my boys. I was reminded to celebrate the qualities God has given them that will result in them being strong men someday, (Lord-willing); qualities that may drive me crazy in the here-and-now-- but that are purposeful in the long run.
Passport Through Darkness
I already shared a bit about this book here. This is a difficult book to read in that it is about child-trafficking and its horrors, but I think it is an important book to read. There's a passage in Amos 6 that talks about those who are complacent, those who feel secure, who lounge and dine and drink wine and do not grieve over those who are in need around us. May we not be guilty of this.
If you've had a conversation with me in the last week (since I finished this book), I've already recommended this one to you. It's possible that I'm the last person to read it, since I've been on the library hold list for this one for several months. But I finally got it into my hands and then disappeared into its pages for a few days until I'd finished it. This is a remarkable story that is so well-written and it is easily my favorite book of the year.
I hope it goes without saying that I'm all ears for your recommendations!