Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stacking the Shelves 5



Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature co-hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It is a chance to showcase all the goodies you've collected in the last week, whether they're bought on-line or in-store, an ARC or a final copy, borrowed from a friend or the library, physical or digital, you get the idea. If nothing else, this weekly treat shows how much of an addiction I really have when it comes to acquiring my precious books.

Bought in-store from Divine Truth

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But just so it is still clear:


I was hoping for a different take-away from this book, but was disappointed. What I am excited about in regards to it though comes from a conversation with one of my pastors about doing better with outreach and ministry to the LGBTQIA community. Despite the fact that my own belief diverges greatly from the official position of the Covenant Church, I have prayed about this and I feel like God is nudging me toward this ministry as something I need to be a part of and luckily, my pastor agrees. Amen.

Other books in the same haul:

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Half-Price Books

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Edelweiss


What treasures did YOU find this week? Let me know!

Happy Reading,
Sarah

24 comments:

  1. I need to read something about The Great Fire of London...it's always interested me but I never got round to reading anything on the subject.

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    1. I'm the same way, so I was happy to find this volume. I have not started it yet but I'll let you know how it goes!

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  2. The Other Tudor Princess has me immediately intrigued! Enjoy! :-)

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    1. Same! It is not a long volume, so I am a little worried about that, but I still am hopeful it will be a good read!

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  3. Messy Grace looks like something I'd like to read, and kudos to you for your faith journey. I hope that all goes well with your ministry! And I need that Noah's Ark book- that has always fascinated me.

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    1. Finding any possible trace of Noah's Ark is so cool to me, though I don't know if it will ever happen. I am super excited to get started on this one and see what I can find out.

      Messy Grace was a purchase I kind of second-guessed in the moments after I bought it. The title kind of frustrates me, because it is not the Grace that is messy, WE are the messy ones and God's Grace is perfect. I am very firmly an ally of the LGBT+ community and that is the aspect I am constantly struggling with, within the bounds of the church. We know God does not make mistakes, so He was intentional in his creation of gay people. I am excited for an opportunity to create more visibility within the church of this very important population who have for too long been isolated from church and faith, and in some cases even God. I am looking forward to the opportunity!

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  4. No books for me (again) this week - I'm saving myself for the 14th and am buying quality T-shirts instead! Also taking a month off from on-line book buying to keep things (nominally) in control... [lol]

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    1. I figured that would be the case - I can't wait to see what you get out of your upcoming haul!! Good luck keeping the embargo going!

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  5. I picked up "A Time Traveler's Guide to 14th Century England", which is one I've been curious about for a while. I've banned myself from buying new books for a bit, but this didn't count because I used a gift card from Christmas!

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    1. I really liked that one, I have read a few of Ian Mortimer's books. He is a good historian. I am all about finding loopholes and ways to get new books without forking over a lot of money - mainly by signing up for Edelweiss, and finding the best of the best deals at Half Price Books.

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  6. I snap up a lot of kindle deals, but it's easy to forget I even HAVE those. Fortunately Amazon tells people when they've already bought something -- at least, if they bought it from amazon.

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    1. Oh yes, I would have so many doubles if they didn't tell me - I've got about 700 books on there right now and no way can I remember them all!

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  7. I love books about history, so I’ll have to check out some of these. I hope you enjoy them!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. hey AJ, good to see you again! I am a very proud history nerd and embrace it fully. Non-fiction is definitely my jam. I hope some of these make their way onto your TBR, and if they do, let me know what you think of them. Happy Reading!

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    2. Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it..... Ain't that the truth!

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    3. The truth indeed! It is terrifying.

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  8. Lots of great history books here! You're encouraging me to make more of a nonfiction effort :-)
    I listened to the No Hiding Place audiobook from AudioSYNC - it's an incredible story. Hope you love the read too

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    1. Yes! I love when people say that and start looking more closely at non-fiction. I always have lots of recommendations, too!

      I used to be really into WWII but I found that after having my daughter, I just could not handle the atrocities anymore and now I wonder how I ever did in the first place. It has taken me a while, but I know this is an important one to read.

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  9. Wow, some great books her and quite a variety. I always enjoy seeing different ones that the norm. Hope you find lots of enjoyment in them.

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    1. Thank you Barb! I am definitely the one to come to when you are looking for some non-fiction :)

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  10. That's an awesome haul! But so many xD when are you going to read those? :D

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    1. I was pretty pleased with myself, not going to lie, haha. I'm sure I will find time for them...among the other thousand I have on-hand/Kindle :D

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  11. I started reading The Hiding Place and I ended putting down, I may have to pick it up once again. I do enjoy listening to history books on audio, I may have to add some of these to my list. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Why did you set it aside? I have waivered back and forth on this one for a long time. I have found since my daughter was born, I can not bear to read books about the Holocaust. But knowing at least the basics of the story compelled me to buy it last weekend, though I am hesitant to start it now!

      I hope you do end up reading at least a few of these - if so, some back and chat about them with me...if I ever get to them myself, haha

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