We still have two weeks until school starts here in North Carolina. We’ll be spending it with family, at the pool, in the Target back-to-school aisle, and finishing up those books of summer.  Also, LifeWay is running a great sale on Grace for the Good Girl. If you’re thinking of using it in your small group or church, it could be a great time to buy books in bulk. See below.

  • From Beer to Eternity: A little story of addiction and beyond by Gary Morland. Gary is my dad. Some of you may have read his first ebook, Scary Hope. I loved that one. Beer is more of a memoir, documenting his 14 year addiction and escape from alcohol. Since I’m his daughter, I can’t give an unbiased perspective. But I read it in less than an hour and there was great hope in the listening. I lived through part of his story and because of that, I will always believe in miracles.

“This is a story of impossibilities: an addict who couldn’t quit, but did; a marriage that could have ended, but didn’t; a man who seemed dead, but lived. It’s the story of a nice guy’s sad journey into hopelessness, and the unexplainable, surprising change God made.”

-Gary Morland, From Beer to Eternity

  • Jessica and Angie announced this week that the next Bloom book club book is 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. I have every intention of reading along this time over at (in)courage. I’ve heard great things about this book.
  • My turn finally came at the library for The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I’m only half-way through but it’s fast becoming my favorite read of the summer. If you’re missing Downton Abbey, this book is perfect for you.  I have a really bad habit of recommending books before I’ve finished them. But this one I feel confident will be good to the end.
  • Finally, I have to tell you that LifeWay is running a sale on Grace for the Good Girl – 50% off! Usually when they have a sale online, they have it in stores as well. So if you want to save on shipping, you can mosey into your local LifeWay and get your half off copy. Or just save the gas and energy and order it here.

Has your fall schedule started up yet? If not, how will you be spending these last few days or weeks?