Book Girl: Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
If you have ever considered yourself an avid reader, or have longed to be able to chime in with friends talking about the latest novel you read, then this is the book for you! If you feel like aside from your rushed daily devotion you long to get lost in the words of something besides your instant pot cookbook, the Teacher edition of your student’s curriculum or the “How-to fix the dishwasher” type material, this book will be a welcome change of pace! The author makes a plethora of suggestions on how to get started reading and stay reading. Book suggestions, planning, and encouragement fill these 263 pages of profitable prose. 260 pgs, pb. ~Judy
When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?
f so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.
Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage.
She’s convinced that books can do the same for you.
Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you’ll discover:
- how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith,
- why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin),
- how stories form your sense of identity,
- how Sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader—and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, and
- 20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries.
Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.