Friday, March 18, 2022

Stories of Grace and Friendship

These are some precious new and older books I read recently.


A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren. This is a story of rescuers during snow avalanches in the mountains of Montana. A reminder for us not to base our belief that God wants to help us on our opinion of ourselves. He wants to save us despite our messing up. Romans 5: 8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


True Courage by Dee Henderson. I first read this book some years ago. But when I read it again recently, I was caught by breath-taking suspense, deep characters, heart-swelling dependence on faith.


The Church Ladies by Lisa Samson. An excellent story. About—well—church ladies.


Take this Cup by Brock and Bodie Thoene. the story of a young boy who came from a far country to deliver to Jesus the cup he would use at the last supper.


The promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry. A brilliantly written, heart-stopping story of the beauty and anguish of love among family and friends.


The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. I first read this book more than forty years ago, probably in high school. It’s an amazing story about teenagers, written by a teenager. About brothers, friends as close as brothers, struggles between gangs from different social classes, who hated each other without knowing why. After heart-breaking experiences, a few of the kids began to realize the enmity was senseless. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. 


  1. Hi Kathy.
    Although I have not posted a comment in a very long time I want you to know that I have continued to read your blog. I especially like the blogs about your children as they grew up and how they responded to the world around them. The things they said make me smile and laugh. I am responding to this blog to let you know I am re-reading The Outsiders and enjoying it very much. It has been so long ago that I read it, that I don't even remember how it ends. Thank you for choosing to use your gift of writing. Blessings to you, Murray and your family. - Jim Hlavaty

    1. God bless you, Jim. It's good to hear from you. Enjoy The Outsiders.:)