If I had a coffee table (toddler and baby makes that a walking hazard), I would honestly put NON Fiction books on it. Why? I don't know. Maybe non-fiction for me needs to be OUT so I remember to actually pull my head out of my imaginary world and read something applicable.
So occasionally, I'll make Thursday's What's Your Coffee about What's On Your Coffee Table and do a quick run down of my latest non-fiction reads.
Today I'll do a catch up on three I recently read:
"What Your Husband Isn't Telling You". THIS is a great book to leave on the coffee table and not tell your husband. Mine found it and showed me and said, "is there something YOU want to tell ME?" We had a good laugh. Ok. David Murrow, the author, takes you on a journey through your husband's brain. I'll be honest--for me, this was basic 101 husband material. However, if you're truly struggling to understand the man in bed with you and your communication skills are non-existent, this is a good intro book to comprehending why he thinks the way he thinks. I will add one disclaimer: if your husband isn't the a-typical male, this book will frustrate you. I went through it with my husband and 80% of it he did not relate to--however, he isn't the typical male. A good marriage starter book, a good book if your communication doesn't hold any mutual understanding, and a great book if you want to get an outline overview of men in general.
Are you an End Times aficionado? Yeah, most women aren't. We'd prefer not to focus on blood baths, the fall of Jerusalem, horrific scorpion-like creatures devouring our children, etc. BUT, fact of the matter is, we cannot ignore the fact that Revelation IS in the Bible. One day will be the LAST day. SO! "A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days" by Jonathan Bernis is definitely an interesting perspective. Now, keep in mind, I'm married to a man with a Masters in Theological studies so I could go in a thousand directions with literal, figurative, post-millennial, pre-trib, etc. I'm not going there. This is a book written by a Jewish Rabbi who believes Jesus IS the Messiah. It is HIS interpretation of the End Times, Israel's role in the End Times, and the role of the Jewish nation as the Chosen Nation. Personally, I disagreed with many of his interpretations, however, it was educational to see the End Times through the eyes of someone from the Jewish nation. A good read for garnering overall perspective.
So! That's what WAS on my coffee table. Next up ... not sure. What NON fiction reads have you delved into lately and do you recommend I pick up for a dose of harsh reality :)?