Ah, the air is getting crisp, the nights cool, the sun is setting a little bit earlier than normal–fall is in the air! I have five cozy reads below to recommend for this season:
1) The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Okay, so I actually started reading this already, but was discourged. I’ll tell you why. I bought the anthology of the Narnia thinking that I could get through it last winter, but because the book is so enormous in size, it’s a chore to pick up and put down. My goal is to purchase them separately to read and have the anthology for show (lol!). P.S. I’ll be reading these in chronological order, not in order of publication.
On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.
2) Going Up south by Janet W. Ferguson
The second book in the southern series that I began over the summer…I’m excited to see where this book will take me.
Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, Dylan fights to ensure a significant place in his son’s life. Unfortunately, his bad-boy reputation overshadows his good intentions. Only one woman in this small town sees beyond his Hollywood image. And he’s falling for her. Too bad she’s the custody mediator….
3) Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce by Myles Munroe
This book was recommended by my pastor to read and by golly is it good! Myles Munroe has shattered mindets I’ve had about singleness. I implore anyone who can identify being in any of these stages of life to get this book…oh, I should mention that I’m still in the process of reading this one. I’m taking my time re-reading and highlighting chapters. It’s so good!
Singleness is a myth. To be single means to be all one (alone), separate, unique and whole. MARRIAGE is when two separate, unique and whole persons, one male and one female, make a covenant to exchange vows, committing their lives to remain together until death. Separation is an unofficial divorce with the exact same effect as divorce. It is the most tragic state of limbo. Divorce means to desert. The armed forces prosecute deserters. God has made no provision for divorce in the Bible. If you are invited to a wedding, you are a covenant witness, and if this couple later divorces, you should be invited to the divorce just as you were to the wedding.
4) Of Other Worlds by C.S. Lewis
This is a collection of essays that Lewis wrote about the art of the story and different approaches to writing. Okay, I’ll admit, I’ve started reading this one already, too. Yikes, that’s three out of five now.
In Of Other Worlds, Lewis presents essays that provide a well-reasoned case for the importance of story and wonder, elements often ignored by critics of his time. The fairy tale, he explains, “stirs and troubles him (to his life-long enrichment) with the dim sense of something beyond his reach and, far from dulling or emptying the actual world, gives it a new dimension of depth.” He elaborates his favorite kinds of stories—children’s stories and fantasies—and offers insights into his most famous works, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy. A must-read for fans of Lewis’s creative works.
5)The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Yep, I’m seeing the theme here, too. It looks like is going to be a C.S. Lewis type of season.
Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.