What’s the most serious book you’ve read recently?
(I figure it’s easier than asking your most serious book ever, because, well, it’s recent!)
A few weeks ago I read A Room at the Top by Heath Ducker and Sarah Trenoweth. Heath is an amazing young Australian with an incredibly inspiring and encouraging message to share.
Heath was one of ten siblings living in poverty. The children struggled to find adequate food and clean clothing and their poor diet made academic achievement difficult.
With the help of concerned social workers and his own personal determination, Heath overcame both the limitations of his childhood poverty and an experience of sexual abuse at the age of 12 to develop into a young man of great personal integrity and determination. He has gone on to become a lawyer, public speaker and inspiring mentor to many teens in crisis.
I found Heath’s story incredibly challenging to read. His experiences as a child were heart-wrenching, but his story was ultimately very encouraging. I was truly challenged by his philosophy that he considers himself successful because he has found happiness and a sense of personal purpose.
What is the most serious book that you have read recently? Do you like to read serious books, or do you stick to something light and entertaining? Is your serious reading limited to non-fiction or do you enjoy fiction with more serious, challenging themes as well?by