My favorite genre of books is (well, besides cook books) memoir or biography. I think they are important for so many reasons, but today I just want to tell you the most important one.
For believers, memoirs/biographies matter so future generations will know your life and what you believe.
In an age of social media, we often get so wrapped up in taking a pretty picture or engaging SEO stats, that we forget about what really matters. This life is not all there is. There is life after this life and that is eternal. So, what we believe about Jesus and the Gospel in this life will determine (based on the grace of God) what our next life looks like.
Jessica Ronne, in her book, Sunlight Burning at Midnight, not only decided to tell her story, one mixed with pain and smiles, but decided to keep Jesus in it. Since He is clearly the author of our stories, we need to know what He does in them. What does His word say? Where does He move us? What does he bring to our lives that make us look directly at Him?
And what I’ve known now for the last 6 years is so true, in reading this book, and in living my life since those last 6 years: God is big enough to wrestle with us – when we bring to Him our questions, our misunderstandings, our unbelief. As Aslan would say “draw near”.
Jessica is giving one of you readers a chance to win your own copy. To enter: just tell me what memoir/biography is your favorite.
I love biographies too! 2 favorites: A Chance to Die (Amy Carmichael), Beyond Stateliest Marble (Anne Bradstreet). Latest read was The Pinks, on the first female detectives in the U.S.
Thanks for the info on the Anne Bradstreet