winter reads.


HOLY CRAP IT'S BEEN A WHILE!

since i got a NOOK for christmas, i thought i would do a blog on what i have read & am currently reading. i never enjoyed reading, until recently. NOW I LOVE IT :)

if you know me, you know that i am NOT religious. i was raised in a family that did attend church, and even now, i will go with my husband on holidays, but i PERSONALLY don't feel a connection to the things i hear in church or even feel, or there lack of emotions. 

but believe it or not, i love books about heaven. books that explain what it's like, how it looks & how people feel when they first experience it. it's not that i want to be "persuaded" to think that heaven IS there .. i guess i just like the thought of being able to be there first hand one day.


here are some of the books i have read in the last year, up until a week ago :)
hope you guys enjoy!




1.  MESSAGES
5 STARS!

i LOVED this book. i first heard about it from a girl i worked with. it's basically short stories from the families & friends of the people who died in 9/11 & how they have contacted them since passing into heaven. i cried for most of this book & have it saved so i can read it again!



2. TO HEAVEN AND BACK
3.5 STARS

this book was pretty good, i just kind of feel like it dragged. it's about a doctor who "dies" in a kayaking accident but then comes back to life. she writes about her experience in heaven, who she saw, how she lived for the short time she spent there. 



3. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN
4.5 STARS

 i always heard great reviews on the book & when i got a NOOK for christmas, it was the 1st book i bought! i loved it - its about a man who dies & when he "passes over" he has to first meet 5 people who have impacted his life - some he knew personally, and some he has never met before. the only thing i hated about this book was how short it was! i wish the author made it a little longer! i didn't want to finish it :) but i hear all the books he writes are amazing so i may buy a new one! :)



* i also read a book in the beginning of the year, but i can't remember the name. i passed the book along to my cousin. it's about a dad who has cancer & writes a book to his daughter on the lessons of life since he won't be around to teach them to her. it was great!*



TO READ:


so like i said, I'm not religious - but i do like "better life" books. i don't believe you will "go to hell/heaven" if you act a certain way .. obviously if you are a murderer/addict that's a different story .. but i do believe in karma & the lessons you learn/share will be the deciding factor on your final "resting place".

i heard THE SECRET is a great book on how to live your life - putting positive energy into the world to get it back, karma & believing that you will one day obtain something .. until you actually do. my mom read this a few years back & she really enjoyed it.

i think it might be my "honeymoon" book :)





this book is always on the best seller list! it's about a little boy who experiences heaven & comes back to tell his story. it's definitely on my MUST READ list!



if you have any other suggestions on books, please leave them below!



                                      <3 g.

Comments

  1. Thank u for the book ideas. I'm always looking for a new book to read. like u I never was a big reader until I got my kindle. I only read biographies but some of the books u listed look really good. two books I absolutely loved are: The Art of Racing in the Rain.written by a dog and Unorthodox. a biography about a girl who grows up Hasidic and eventually leaves the community. very interesting book.

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