Hello and happy October, Y’all! I am so excited to be participating in FFF again this year (sorry this post is tardy, life happens…)! This year, Kate from One Upon an Ordinary is hosting the event, so before you click out of this post, be sure and visit her for a list of all the bookish posts you need to hit up today!
I love books. Books are a huge part of my life and have taught me so much. So, I am excited to introduce you to myself through the books I love! Let’s dive in!
Stop the Rain
I love the military. If you know me for any length of time, then you know I am passionate about our country and everyone who serves Her. I’m an Army girl to the core, and I have a passion for helping people understand them and bridging the gap between military and civilians. I dream of a day when we are like those in WWII, when it was everyone’s war, not just the soldiers. I am also passionate about getting the word out about PTSD and helping others understand it’s not a Hollywood shock factor; it is too many people’s reality.
If I could give you one book that covers all the bases and will open your eyes to the world of military members, it is Stop the Rain by Kassie Angle. If you have never read it, what are you waiting for?
Iron Scouts of the Confederacy
Another thing about me that lots of people know is that I am passionate about my Southern Heritage and the War Between the States. The South was right and I will never back down from that. It is a hill I will die on. We are not a nation of racist, white-supremacists. We are a nation of high moral standards, loyalty to the Constitution, old-fashioned values and honor. If that bothers you, this may not be the blog for you, cause I talk about it a lot and that’s not changing any time soon. That being said, I totally understand not everyone will agree with me and that’s okay! I love answering questions and I can totally agree to disagree, so if you can extend the same grace, welcome!
I love Iron Scouts because it’s a true story that reads like a novel, highlighting the glories, struggles and heartaches that befell our Southern soldiers. Nothing to hide, nothing to be ashamed of, just honest, down-to-earth, hilarious and heart-wrenching stories of two brothers who loved their country.
If you know me very well, you know I have a morbid obsession with the Lincoln Assassination. I will clarify, I do not believe it was right that John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln, even though his death only saddens me because I have no reason to believe he was saved. But that’s another tale for another time. All it did was make an evil man a martyr, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy.
I have read Manhunt probably five or six times and it’s the only non-fiction that read at least once every other year. It’s that good. It’s a deep dive into the history of the assassination, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and the opening days of the decline of our nations into the ruin you see today. Meet people you had no idea were involved and learn about the part they played in on of the most tragic events in the history of our nation. (Notice: I said one of the most tragic not THE most tragic. 9/11, the Holocaust and Roe V. Wade are far more tragic.)
To Save a Life
Pro-Life activism is very important to me. It should be to every Christian, jointly with sharing the Gospel. For to share the Gospel, you must have a living person to talk to. Words cannot describe how I felt when I learned Roe V. Wade had been overthrown in our land and multiple states jumped to ban the practice of murdering infants in their jurisdictions! I cried tears of joy and hugged my baby, thanking God for the men and women who made it possible. Then later that day, I celebrated the birth of my niece on this historic day. What a perfect way to celebrate!
I wrote To Save a Life to share my passion for the unborn, and out of that was born the Natty’s Warriors Series, covering multiple aspects of our movement. The book will be released in the near future, I am hoping sometime in December. We will see. Until then, please add it on Goodreads and help spread the word!
The Dawn of a Life
I am a Christian. That is the most important thing about me. I am a wife, a mother and a homemaker. God has given me this calling and I am grateful for it. I love old-fashioned things and I love a cozy ambiance and aesthetic. I’m more comfortable talking politics of the 1800’s and learning how to make bread. I love the old hymns and the slower pace. I love physical books in my hands and old movies.
The Dawn of a Life is my go to comfort read. It takes me back in time. It’s a “Lifestyle” book, not an epic plot until you’ve read the whole series. It’s a slow, comforting book about life. And that’s a worthy read in my opinion.
What are five books that make you you? Share them in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out Kate’s blog for more books, a giveaway and a free book hidden in the posts!
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers…” Anne Shirley
Good list, Ry! It’s definitely the books that make you, you :) I can’t wait for TSAL to be published!!!!
Thank you! Aww, me either!
I couldn't choose books that made me me outside of the Bible so I switched to indie books for today... Anyway, I love your post, Ry!
The Bible is an excellent one! And thank you!
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