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CarpeLibrum

Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

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Currently reading

Russka: The Novel of Russia
Edward Rutherfurd
The Man Who Could Be King: A Novel
John Ripin Miller
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Mark Batterson
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
Speaking the Truth in Love - Kenneth C. Haugk I read this book as part of my Stephen Ministry training, but it is helpful information for everyday life as well. This book teaches assertiveness in our relationships and intereactions. As opposed to being passive (quiet, taken advantage of) or aggressive (mean, sarcastic), this book teaches a balanced way of reacting to anger, criticism, compliments, requests, and other areas of our life. I especially liked the many examples of dialog offered in this book which helped me identify areas where I could really apply what I was learning. Reading this book will help me as a counsellor and in all of my intereactions. I believe that anyone could benefit from the wisdom in this book. It is one that I will pick up and reference in the future as well.