Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

Since I've joined ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) the list of books I want to read seems to grow exponentially.  I've heard about many new authors, read fantastic interviews, and devoured reviews.  Since I homeschool and parent two preschoolers, my reading time seems to be shrinking.  Also due to finding great blogs, I've entered some contests for books which has only increased the pile.  And 1-click order for my kindle sure hasn't helped my budget or reading list. :)

Here are some of the books I'm looking forward to reading in the near future.

The Missing by Beverly Lewis (current read)
Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico by Lena Nelson Dooley (for review)
101 Hymn Stories by Kenneth Osbeck
The Emergent Church by Bob DeWaay (current read with hubby)
The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes (along with Tim Challies blog)
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot
Michal & Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith
Dancing with My Father by Sally Clarkson
So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore
A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna White (online discussion)
A Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee
Mommy Power by Sheila Coleman
No Greater Love by Kathi Macias
When the Darkness Won't Lift by John Piper
A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper
Third Times a Charm by Virginia Smith (online discussion)

What about you?  What upcoming titles have you excited?  What's on your bedside pile?  And where do you get your best recommendations?


I only have two on my list. They are:
A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna White
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers

I can't wait to read Her Mother's Hope either. TitleTrakk recently had a great interview with Francine Rivers posted here: http://www.titletrakk.com/author-interviews/francine-rivers-interview-2.htm.

Hi Julia,
Thanks for visiting my blog at Writing to Distraction. I'm glad to see you're not only a 5 Mins. for Mom fan, but a member of ACFW, too!

Right now I'm reading The Courteous Cad by my favorite author, Catherine Palmer. I also have Kelley Eileen Hake, M. L. Tyndall, and Ruth Axtell Morren novels in my reading pile. And I just got Lena Nelson Dooley's Love Finds You in Golden New Mexico. In a month or two Courting Morrow Little by Laura Franz will be out and Ransom's Crossing by Kaye Dacus and I'm really looking forward to reading them. Ah, so much to read. Where do we ever find the time to write?


Hi, Carla. Thanks for linking back to check me out and following. I've never read Palmer, Hake, or Tyndall, but I've heard great reviews of all of those authors.

Currently reading Dooley's book and enjoying it. Its a fun historical romance read. And I'm planning to read Courting Morrow Little, too.

Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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