The random number generator thingy has chosen....
Karen from Life Actually
Congratulations Karen! Could you please leave a comment with your postal address and choice of book (the comment won't be published). Due to Christmas being so close, it may take a while for the book to arrive.
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Now, I asked what 'Christian issue' has most interested readers if this blog lately. Here are the anonymous responses. It was interesting that no-one seems to have any pet issues at the moment:
Well, I'm not one for really getting caught up in issues so I don't
often go looking for books on particular issues. The best book I've read
in last 12 months is Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria
Champagne Butterfield. Highly recommended. Her account of becoming a
Christian and leaving behind life as a lesbian. Most convicting is the
wonderful way her church family loved her as she explored, questioned
and grew. A challenge for all of us to love the way Jesus did.
My reading this last six months has been very sparse, mainly books to
keep up with Bible study preparation. So obviously "A Gospel Pageant"
by Allan Chapple has been big on my agenda and more recently a couple of
books on the minor prophets.
And now in December you will find me dipping once again into "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" edited by dear Nancy Guthrie.
So not issues as such - more study preparation and now Christmas preparation.
My Christian book reading lately has been pretty limited really. Our
church encouraged us to read a book, and then discuss it in small groups
with the plan of giving it away to a non Christian friend, so I read a
book called "Stepping Out in Faith" by Mark Gilbert. It's a book about
former Catholics sharing how they came to know the Gospel in their
lives. Hoping to pass that one on to a Catholic friend of mine.
have also started reading "Good News for Weary Women" by Elyse
Fitzpatrick. The title sounds terrible, but weariness is probably an apt
description of the state of my life at present! It's been a good
reminder that we don't need to place unrealistic expectations on
ourselves because we already have everything we need in the Gospel.
So I guess maybe the theme of my reading lately has been that the Gospel is all that we need!
My plans for next year are to read some Christian biographies (The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is actually at the top of my list).