I read books much like a juggler juggles, at least 5-6 at a time. Don't be overly impressed. I'm not crafty, musical, and don't enjoy cooking. Televison, I could take or leave, so books have always been my "down time". When I lived in Jacksonville, I was a member of a rather large book club associated with our church. We had a great time and often would get the authors to call in or actually show up. Fun, right? One of these authors was New York Times best-selling author, Charles Martin.
Author of eleven books (last time I counted), Charles Martin uses words like a painter uses his/her medium of choice. He is a true wordsmith and if you love a good fiction book, you will immensely enjoy his writing. Here is a brief excerpt from his latest book, Water from my Heart:
"In almost a decade of this business, I’ve learned much but one lesson guides me: I hold everything loosely. And that includes people. My life and those I value dangle on a knife’s edge, a precipice where—if circumstances arise that are contrary to my freedom—one gentle nudge will send them cascading down. Gone. Over the falls at Niagara. This mind-set also governs what I enjoy and what I hope to enjoy. Even what I dream. As a safe- guard, I live with limited expectation. I tread cautiously. One foot on the bank. Cards close to my chest. I constantly calculate risk and reward because at any second, I may have to run, fold, or dive beneath the surface.
I own nothing and let nothing own me. "
"My Like" for the day-Author Charles Martin. His official site is charlesmartinbooks.com. Go check it out!
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.