Tuebook Tuesday Part 3

on April 29, 2014 in Tuebook Tuesday with 4 comments by

Another week, another couple of books that I’m really excited to tell you about.

I’m making some goals with my life (including more fun pronto), but I’m not putting any pressure on myself to be THE MOST DISCIPLINED or THE MOST PERFECT version of me.

Today’s Tuebook Tuesday books speak right into that- the importance of finding beauty in imperfection.

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The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

nestingplaceYou may know her better as Nester, by Myquillyn is absolutely amazing and one of the greatest gals I know.

Here’s why you need to buy this hardback book. THE PICTURES and THE WORDS. They are just purely beautiful. I cannot quit flipping, page to page, and reading all the things that Myquillyn has to say (in her perfectly Nester way) and then staring at every picture.

No kidding. I’m making changes all over my house, not necessarily buying a thing mind you, but just doing some shuffling and moving and changing to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

This book is inspiring, lovely, and just what you’re gonna want to read as the spring really kicks in. Also? This is THE PERFECT Mother’s Day gift. So grab one for yourself and grab another for your mama.

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Go With The Flow by Brad Huebert


I’m not great at having my quiet times. Forgive me.

For as long as I’ve been a Christian, I’ve gone back and forth from being good at quiet times to being bad at them to feeling guilty and looping back to being good at them again. Woof. It’s frustrating.

But as I read Go With The Flow, I began to have a better understanding of how to connect with God daily, without guilt, but in a genuinely Annie way. Using the temple/tabernacle from the Bible as an outline, Brad walks you through how to connect in your own way with the Lord.

Again, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful, huh?

This is a pretty quick read (and pretty cheap!) that you can get it in paperback or on your kindle. I got the ebook and really enjoyed reading it as I was traveling around the last few weeks.

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I hope you’ll snatch up these good reads to add to your shelf, coffee table, or e-reader.

Speaking of good reads, have we connected at GoodReads.com yet? I’m pretty much having a blast building book shelves – like this one with my favorite teen reads– and seeing what my friends are reading and wanting to read.

Also, just a reminder, you can still download two free chapters of my next book Let’s All Be Brave from NoiseTrade. Also, you can go ahead and pre-order that puppy if you want.

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Any good books you know of releasing today? Or are you reading anything interesting? Tell us!


  1. Lisa (@LisainLouKY)
    posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM  |  reply

    Thanks for the book suggestions! I’ve added them to my Goodreads shelves!

  2. posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM  |  reply

    Well, this released today, but it isn’t a book – it’s music. JOHNNYSWIM (new album, “Diamonds”) is my new favorite thing in the universe, so I’m listening to that as soon as I get home!

    I see there are two of you on Goodreads. Should I befriend straight-hair Annie or curly-hair Annie? Or both? Both it is. 🙂

  3. posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM  |  reply

    Love this post! 🙂 (And all of the Tuebook Tuesday posts – book posts are always my favorite, I must confess. 🙂 I’m excited to receive my copy of Myquillyn’s book from Amazon today, and I just added the book on quiet times to my Amazon wish list! (Love it! A book that surprised me in how much I loved it and gleaned from it in my quiet time is : Six Secrets to A Powerful Quiet Time by Catherine Martin. It honestly looked and sounded cheesy to me when I first found it, but its continued to be one I reference again and again through the years – you might like it.) I seem to be reading tons of books about my soul these days. (Coincidence? Probably not 🙂 I’m actually really loving John Ortberg’s new book, Soul Keeping. He talks a lot about his relationship with Dallas Willard, and shares lots of his wisdom nuggets, which are awesome. I’ve tried to get into Ortberg’s previous books b/c I enjoy his writing style, and always seemed to put them down. This one is fantastic!) I’m also reading Vinita Hampton Wright’s The Soul Tells A Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life. She wrote it awhile ago, before a lot of these types of books were out there, and its FANTASTIC. (She also wrote one of my all-time favorite novels – Velma Cooks In Leeway – and I’m not usually one for this type of fiction. It blew me away.) I’m also getting ready to start Erwin McManus’ book The Artisan Soul. It seems to address a lot of the themes in Emily’s book, A Million Little Ways – and while hers remains my favorite, and up there with Madeleine L’engle’s Walking on Water – his writing voice is different, and I like his personal stories. I’m rounding out ‘the soul stack’ 🙂 with The Gifts of Imperfection & Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I’m taking her art journaling class online right now, and loving it. I just wrote a discussion post on Daring Greatly for SheLoves last week.
    Hope that gives you some good title suggestions. I think I just wrote the longest comment ever for me on a blog….Love you friend! Hope GOG was wonderful in FW last weekend! Blessings!

  4. Sarah B.
    posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM  |  reply

    Recently read Love Idol – highly recommend. Keep going back to re-read passages in that book.

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