“What We're Reading” is a series which hopes to provide resources and book recommendations for the people of Sovereign Hope. This edition is from Katie Leder:

Last Books I’ve Read

The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain
I have wanted to read some of the classic literature out there for a while. This is such a well written book. It is not a difficult read, but one that is easy to get into. There are different dialects written into the book. These really make the book stick out. I enjoyed that it is a book to just casually read. I read a lot of books that are personally challenging, and this has been a great book to read just for fun. It has great adventures and tales from a time in history that looks much different than today.

The Connected Child by Purvis, Cross, and Sunshine
This is a great book for parents looking at adoption and/or Foster Care. It speaks of very real difficulties that happen with children in your home. An adopted child has gone through a very traumatic experience/experiences at such a young age. There is a reality of day to day life that some people do not consider before bringing a child into their home. This was a great book that gets into some of those details and suggests some ways to handle basic situations with your child. The perspective to keep is; this book will not take a full biblical approach to discipline. There is a time period of trust that should be established when your adoptive child comes home before strict disciple is enforced, but the bible is our standard for raising our children, no matter how God gifted them to us. 

A Book I’m Reading

To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler
This book is Matt Chandlers take on Philippians. It has been a great read alongside the current Philippians series we are going through at Sovereign Hope. Through this book I am seeing just how intentionally scripture is written. I see how each word matters to God. Chandler is doing a great job walking slowly through the text and making practical applications. In the end I hope to have a better knowledge of scripture and greater view of God.

The One Next Up

Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman
I am a wife and mother. My home is where I invest most of my time. The bible says, "The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down." I would like to build my house, not tear it down. So taking some extra time to sit and read a book with a biblical perspective on how that can happen seems like a great way to grow.

Katie Leder

Katie graduated in 2007 from the University of Montana College of Technology. Katie and her husband Devan have been married since 2007. She has three boys, Jude, Piper, and Titus, as well as serving as a licensed foster family.