Nonfiction is always harder for me to read. First of all, I have to read just a chapter at a time if I want it all to sink in. Then the subject matter needs to be timely otherwise I get distracted. Lastly I am guilty of getting caught up in a fictional series and promising myself that I will finish or continue my non fiction book after I have completed the series.
The best time of day for me to read nonfiction is in the morning. My mind is clear and ready to absorb what I am reading. If it is later in the day, I bribe myself with a fiction book for after I have read one or two chapters of nonfiction.
Here are my nonfiction reads for the past month. There are only two, but two is better than none.
1. When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore
Satan knows that the nature of humankind is to act out of how we feel rather than what we know. One of our most important defenses against satanic influence will be learning how to behave out of what we know is truth rather than what we feel. (p.22)
Many times we don’t have a knowledge problem; we have an obedience problem. (p.110)
Much too often we have adopted a relative standard based on the wickedness of the world rather than the holiness of God. Because we don’t do and watch most of the stuff out there, our minds are clean. One of the seductive lies of Satan is to name things harmless that are anything but. (p. 194)
The theme of the book is that we as Christians would be sanctified through and through so that we will not give in to Satan’s schemes.