I've been slacking on the book posts because the majority of my readings have been related to health, nutrition and autoimmune diseases, which I realize most people do not want to read about in their spare time. It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig is by far the most comprehensive, well-written book I have found regarding healing your body through food. There is so much information and differing opinions about the best way to eat for your health so it can be overwhelming to research. Ultimately, we each have to take personal responsibility for our health and pay attention to what we're eating rather than relying on pills or diets.
Mere Christianity: CS Lewis is brilliant. It blows my mind that someone can be so smart and also so empathetic and relatable to human struggles. His writing is very challenging to read, but I enjoyed it because he is so honest and unassuming in his explanations of Christianity. Below are two quotes I believe are worth sharing:
Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is tha capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go to victories you never dreamed of.
And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
Dancing on Broken Glass: This is about a man suffering from bipolar disorder and a woman with a family history of breast cancer who fall in love and fight for their marriage. The author has a background in nursing so she was able to write about bipolar disorder in a really sensitive and informative way. I honestly had never known much specifically about this disorder before the book. It's a really well-written, sweet story!
Girls in White Dresses: Terrible. I couldn't make it past the fourth chapter and I hate not finishing books! The characters are really one-dimensional, predictable and bland.