How I Started Reading for Pleasure


I’ve started 2018 right by reading a couple of books despite my busy schedule. It’s difficult to squeeze in time for reading when I’ve got other activities, but I’m sooo loving the feeling of being encouraged, empowered or inspired after reading a book so I’m going to keep on this pace.

Last year, a friend of mine recommended that I use Kindle just so he can give me the book he recommended. It was easy to download the app, but quite difficult to actually receive the book if it’s purchased in the US and I’m here in the Philippines. After so many back and forth, I was able to receive the book, and the rest is me buying a bunch of books from Amazon, and getting encouraged. 😁

I love reading fiction whether romance, suspence, science fiction or a thriller even before I became a Christian. However, after becoming one, it has been a struggle to read books I know would not help me in my walk with God. So, when a colleague recommended a Christian fiction novel way back when I was in GenSan, I started devouring on these kinds. Since then, I always set aside part of my income for books to read during free time. And now with ebooks, not reading a book will just be some lame excuse.

Here’s the books I’ve read and I’ve been wanting to read, for my future reference:

Legend:

Read, Wanting to Read

Left Behind Series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

  • series of Christian novels dealing with the End Times
  1. Left Behind
  2. Tribulation Force
  3. Nicolae
  4. Soul Harvest
  5. Apollyon
  6. Assassins
  7. The Indwelling
  8. The Mark
  9. The Desecration
  10. The Remnant
  11. Armageddon
  12. Glorious Appearing
  13. Kingdom Come

Loren Legacies by Pittacus Lore

  • series of young adult science fiction
  1. I Am Number Four
  2. The Power of Six
  3. The Rise of Nine
  4. The Fall of Five
  5. The Revenge of Seven
  6. The Fate of Ten
  7. United as One

Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

  • series of five historical fiction novellas about the women of the Bible
    • Unveiled
    • Unashamed
    • Unshaken
    • Unspoken
    • Unafraid

Sons of Encouragement by Francine Rivers

  • series of five historical novellas about the men in the Bible
  • The Priest
  • The Warrior
  • The Prince
  • The Prophet
  • The Scribe

Elizabeth Elliot books

  • Passion and Purity
  • Let Me Be a Woman
  • Mark of a Man
  • Quest for Love

Eric and Leslie Ludy books

  • When God writes my Love Story
  • The Set Apart Woman

Joshua Harris Books

  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye
  • Not even a Hint
  • Boy Meets Girl

Other books by Francine Rivers

  • Redeeming Love
  • Atonement Child
  • Mark of the Lion Series
  • The Masterpiece
  • Bridge to Haven

Dan Brown Books

  • Angels and Demons
  • Da Vinci Code
  • The Lost Symbol
  • Digital Fortress

The Year we Became Invincible by Mae Cuito

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Gateway to Dreams by Teresa Ward

Journey to Heaven by Marvin Besteman

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1 & 2

The Smuggler’s Quest by Lily Bear

A Warrior’s Faith by Robert Vera

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