Build a fire and grab a good book! Fall makes me want to hunker down with a new read. So many interesting titles out there this fall. I’m making a reading list, and I thought I’d share it with you. My list includes some first time authors, some vets, and some in betweeners. Enjoy! And please share your reading list in the comments. What’s on your nightstand these days?

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber (September 10, 2013)

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman (October 1, 2013)

The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert (October 1, 2013)

When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over by Addie Zierman (October 2013)

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott (October 29, 2013)

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women by Sarah Bessey (November 5, 2013)

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider (February 4, 2014)

Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future (March 2014)

On a more personal note, I will be submitting the manuscript of my own book — Breathing Room — to my publisher on November 1, which means I am in the final two weeks of editing, editing, editing. I believe in this book so deeply and the power of its message. If you think of it, please pray for me as I make decisions about content, rewrite, and clarify. This is a difficult stage in the process, requiring stamina and a sharp eye (not to mention a ruthless red pen). Your prayers would be so appreciated! Thank you!!!

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