Winter Book Reading Challenge

Winter Book Reading Challenge

Yo, we are kicking off our Winter Book Reading Challenge! Feel free to post a thought, favorite quote or picture from the book that you’re reading!

33 Comments
  • Camille Lee
    Posted at 22:43h, 30 December Reply

    I read a book called: Making All Things New (by Henri Nouwen) which I found helpful for my own life. I would recommend this book to someone who wants to discover the effects of worrying, how Jesus responds to our worries, and specific disciplines which can help our worries slowly lose their grip on us.

  • Katelyn Johnson
    Posted at 10:14h, 30 December Reply

    If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient, unloving word, that I know nothing of Calvary love.

    “For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water however suddenly jolted.”

    -Dr. Helen Roseveare quoting Amy Carmichael

  • Elliot Tchon
    Posted at 16:51h, 28 December Reply

    Reading Loving God by Charles Colson. Thankful that I got to read part of this book before and am still thankful that I could read this today!

  • Katelyn Johnson
    Posted at 13:12h, 28 December Reply

    “The Potter is at work, removing the gravel that mars the vessel.”

  • Katelyn Johnson
    Posted at 17:16h, 26 December Reply

    Book 2 of the Winter Break Reading Challenge.

  • Richard Tinajero
    Posted at 13:53h, 22 December Reply

    Finished Roy Hession’s “We Would See Jesus”. I was blessed to be reminded of Jesus being God’s solution to my greatest need. Felt very timely in light of the Christmas season. Up next is “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan.

    “The Lord Jesus is always seen through the eyes of need. He is presented to us in the Scriptures not for our academic contemplation and delight, but for our desperate need as sinners and weaklings. The acknowledgement of need and the confession of sin, therefore, is ever the first step in seeing Jesus. Then, where therein acknowledged need, the Holy Spirit delights to show to the heart the Lord Jesus as the supply of just that need.” – Roy Hession

  • Tony Vuong
    Posted at 09:18h, 21 December Reply

    Finished A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23! Pretty awesome little book. The author’s life experiences as a shepherd brings new dimensions on Psalm 23 that I would have never expected. I never would have thought I would be so much like sheep.

    I really enjoyed this quote in the author’s reflection on “Even though I walk through the valley…”:

    As Christians we will sooner or later discover that it is in the valleys of our lives that we find refreshment from God Himself. It is not until we have walked with Him though some very deep troubles that we discover that He can lead us to find our refreshment in Him right there in the midst of our difficulty. We are thrilled beyond words when there comes restoration to our souls and spirits from His own gracious Spirit.

  • Justin Cha
    Posted at 07:46h, 21 December Reply

    I used to view waiting in the subways as a big waste of time and would play NBA jam on my phone but now I got all the time in the world to read this awesome book. #blessingindisguise

  • Leanne Kim
    Posted at 00:32h, 21 December Reply

    I read The Calvary Road by Roy Hession. It’s a pretty short book but there’s definitely a lot to take from it. He puts things into interesting perspective which caused me to reflect on my own relationship with God and the importance of living out Christian life. Overall, a very solid read.

  • Rafael Salinas
    Posted at 21:48h, 20 December Reply

    Reading The Reason for God. It’s really good, I wished I read it sooner.

  • Simin Zhong
    Posted at 20:15h, 20 December Reply

    I am reading Mere Christianity. I love how C.S. Lewis’ logic is so clear and straight to the point. Can’t wait to finish this book and gain some great insights from him!

  • Audrey Chong
    Posted at 19:12h, 20 December Reply

    Reading Kingdom First and loving it so far!
    LOL when I read this: “You don’t think God loves numbers? He loves numbers so much He named the fourth book in the Bible after them!” 😀

  • Jerell
    Posted at 23:03h, 18 December Reply

    Reading The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Excited to read it, heard a lot of good things about this book from a lot of people!

  • Justin Cha
    Posted at 19:08h, 18 December Reply

    Finished reading 7 Men and wow, I must say my perception on how a Christian man should live his life out has changed. The overall theme I got from each of these truly brave men is from a passage from William Wilberforce’s biography. “It’s important to say that Wilberforce wasn’t just religious but actually had a personal relationship with God. He seems to have been motivated by love-love of God and the love of his fellow man-more than by a simple sense of right and wrong or justice and injustice.” Definitely interested in reading more in dept autobiographies of these men.

    • Linda Kim
      Posted at 21:50h, 19 December Reply

      That’s awesome, Justin!

  • Matthew Sallady
    Posted at 18:35h, 17 December Reply

    Cool places to read: Indianapolis International Airport. I’m stuck here for the night, so I got lots of time to read.

  • Audrey Chong
    Posted at 16:52h, 14 December Reply

    Finished reading Loving God and now starting a new one!

    Three of us went to the top of Mission Inn and got to sit back and read under the sun with a cup of coffee! Hope you guys are finding awesome places to read 🙂

  • Abin Thomas
    Posted at 16:07h, 14 December Reply

    Reading the Case for Faith by Lee Strobel, the first chapter has already got me hooked

  • Kevin Yim
    Posted at 01:14h, 14 December Reply

    Finished reading 7 Men and The Secrets of Their Greatness. Before reading this book, I never knew that a single person’s life, besides Jesus, could make such a big impact on the world. Definitely challenged by these men’s faith and sacrifices they made in order to follow God

  • Justin Cha
    Posted at 17:59h, 13 December Reply

    Almost halfway done with 7 men. Getting a better idea of how a man should live his life. Shout out to Kevin, can’t take my eyes off this one.

    • Ben Kim
      Posted at 17:44h, 14 December Reply

      Nice, it’s a great book! Already halfway through? You’re going to need more books! Hope you had a safe flight!

  • Matthew Sallady
    Posted at 17:23h, 13 December Reply

    Finished humility by Andrew Murray, and I would definitely recommend it. Next I think is going to be parables of Kierkegaard.

  • Katelyn Johnson
    Posted at 14:33h, 12 December Reply

    Include reading Too Busy Not To Pray by Bill Hybels. So far good. When you feel convicted in the first chapter, you know it’s good.

    • Linda Kim
      Posted at 22:01h, 12 December Reply

      I really like this book!

  • Richard Tinajero
    Posted at 23:06h, 06 December Reply

    I’m reading “We Would See Jesus” by Roy Hession. The e-book version on Amazon is only $2, what a bargain!

  • Tabitha Yee
    Posted at 20:02h, 05 December Reply

    I’m reading The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel! Was highly recommended by the A2F staff 🙂 Super stoked to read this one!

    • Linda Kim
      Posted at 15:52h, 09 December Reply

      This book is really good! Amazing stories! I almost cried reading the first chapter of this book!

      • Tabitha Yee
        Posted at 22:29h, 23 December Reply

        Hi Linda! No joke I’ve already cried so much and I’m barely on the second chapter! Feeling convicted after reading Stephanie’s story of how she accepted Christ into her life. It’s just so amazing how in the midst of her pain and suffering she experienced God’s grace. Looking forward to reading the rest!

  • Joanne Park
    Posted at 18:50h, 05 December Reply

    This is great! I’m reading The Screwtape Letters right now and if I finish that during the break I’m going to start The Art of Discipline! A2F CPP is awesome 🙂

  • Linda Kim
    Posted at 16:31h, 05 December Reply

    I’m re-reading Mere Christianity – a classic! If you want a book that will give your brain some exercises over the break read this one! 🙂

  • Grace Cheng
    Posted at 12:56h, 05 December Reply

    Excited to read a lot this break! 🙂 I’m reading Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias!

  • Ben
    Posted at 11:24h, 05 December Reply

    I’m reading Humility by Andrew Murray. It’s out of copyright so if you want to read it, you can find it for free on Kindle if you want to read along!

  • Tony Vuong
    Posted at 11:55h, 04 December Reply

    What books are you reading?

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