MindofMalisa

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Summer Reading 2014

Here are my top 10 priority books to read this summer:

1. God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines
2. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sanberg
3. Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering by Ronald Osborn
4. Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women by Carolyn Curtis James
5. The Benefit of Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty by Greg Boyd
6. A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Conner
7. Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri Nouwen
8. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
9.100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
10. Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church by Lynn Wilder

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

—Henry David Thoreau (via wordpainting)

"The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness." James 3:17-18

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

~ Charles Dickens (via conflictingheart)

Sometimes the wrong train can take us to the right place.

—Paulo Coelho (via cordisre)

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