Happy U.S. Father’s Day!

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Remembering My Dad on U.S. Father’s Day


My dad was promoted to Heaven on Father’s Day, 2009. He was a great man and excelled in many areas: farming (in his early years), pastor, theologian, professor, and writer. He was an avid reader and prolific writer, writing at least 30 books (most of them for his theology classes at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California). If you’re curious, the list of his books can be found here on Goodreads.

In retrospect, I wish I had asked him to make a list of his favorite books for leisure reading. I do know that he enjoyed poetry.

What the Dad in our house is reading this week.

I’m fortunate that my husband, who is the father of our three amazing children, is a reader! One of his favorite books is The Road to Character by David Brooks. His current read is a new release by Brooks, and my husband has lots of thoughts and reflections on  The Second Mountain by David Brooks. that I wish I could convince him to share in a review! Here’s an Oprah interview with David Brooks.

the Second Mountain

If you need a last minute book gift for dad, check out more book recs for a Father’s Day gift here!

Happy U.S. Father’s Day!


If you’re lucky enough to have your dad in your life, is he a reader?

Did you buy your dad a book for Father’s Day?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

Spring TBR

I need to read only one more book to finish off my Spring TBR! 
Did you make a Spring TBR list or do you make a monthly list or no list?

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  1. Beautiful post, Carol! What a tribute to your dad. I love that he was a writer (and reader). Also hope someday you can convince your hubby to write a review. Maybe you could transcribe his thoughts?! My dad is a reader and I bought him The Prince of Tides for Father’s Day. It’s the only Conroy book that slipped by him unread until now. ♥️

    • Oh I wish I could get my hubs to review a book…he’s been talking in my ear all morning about his current read! 😂

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