I have just finished two interesting books, which I would recommend to others:
Love in a Torn Land by Jean Sasson: Not knowing anything about the Kurds of Iraq, this was a fascinating read, covering the period from the early 1970's to the late 1980's which includes the rise of Saddam and the terrible chemical attacks on the Kurdish villages where thousands died. It is told through the eyes of one Kurdish woman (Joanna) who marries a freedom fighter and lives in the mountains - will to die to create a nation of their own. In the end it all becomes to much (they had a baby to consider) and finally decide to immigrate to the UK. The genocide on these people is just horrible - why does man do horrendous things to others?
Multiple Blessings by Jon & Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson: I picked this one up from the Koorang sale on Saturday - After having twins, Kate and Jon (USA) decide to have another child, however this turned out to be sextuplets. Through their faith, they manage to survive, even when things got very tough (eg when Jon looses his job), however they learn that through God, all things are possible. Two of Kate's favorite verses during the hard times, are also my favorites: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest" Mat 11:28 and "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand". Isaiah 41:10