Three Books You Should Know About

Friends, there are three amazing books coming out today that I have to tell you about.

The first is one of my absolute favorite co-writing projects, Reload Love. I went to Iraq with author Lenya Heitzig almost 18 months ago to see the work her organization does helping children impacted by terror. It was an incredible, life-changing trip that I wrote about HERE. Here’s a summary of what the book is about:

This is the story of one woman who refused to look away from atrocities on her television screen. Lenya Heitzig allowed her heart to break at the plight of refugees and the deaths of innocent children, and then she begged God for a job to do.

In this gritty, passionate story, Lenya details the epic way God answered her prayers—how a spark came to life turning weapons of war into something beautiful. Experience the hope found in a children’s playground as you journey with her through the jungles of Burma and the war-torn streets of the Middle East.

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The second is a book written by a writer friend who knows more about books than anyone else I know. Anne Bogel has an incredible podcast (What Should I Read Next), an amazing blog (Modern Mrs. Darcy), and now she’s gifted us reader-mortals with the best thoughts on books. It’s called, I’d Rather Be Reading. I received an advanced copy, and it’s such a fun, informative read. Here’s the skinny:

In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

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Finally, Karen Swallow Prior’s highly anticipated On Reading Well also releases today! I haven’t read it yet, but it’s waiting for me on my bedside table.

Acclaimed author Karen Swallow Prior takes readers on a guided tour through works of great literature both ancient and modern, exploring twelve virtues that philosophers and theologians throughout history have identified as most essential for good character and the good life.

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Pick up one or all of these amazing titles. It’s a great day for books! Oh, and by the way. The Day the Angels Fell, my first novel, is only $1.99 in digital format today! Get it here and tell your friends: