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Aug 06

BTT – Thinking Deep, Deep Thoughts

Booking Through Thursday

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!)

room_at_the_top_ARTWORK.qxd:Layout 1A 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?

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  1. gautami tripathy

    Another one to add to my never ending TBR!

    Seriously booking through it!
    .-= gautami tripathy´s last blog ..Seriously booking through it =-.

  2. Anthony North

    A book worth reading. Many successful people are so because they rise above adversity.

    You’ll find mine here.
    .-= Anthony North´s last blog ..SERIOUS READS =-.

  3. BooksPlease

    This does sound serious and challenging. I wondered about giving a biography as an example and actually “Remember Me …”, the book I chose is reputedly autobiographical.
    .-= BooksPlease´s last blog ..Recent Serious – Booking Through Thursday =-.

  4. violet

    A Room at the Top is on my wishlist. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. Janet

    This does sound inspiring. Good choice.
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..BTT: Serious =-.

  6. Carol

    This sounds like a very good book. One that I will add to my list of must reads. Happy BTT!
    .-= Carol´s last blog ..Booking Through Thursday……. =-.

  7. kaye

    sounds like its worth reading. I’m booking thru Thursday here
    .-= kaye´s last blog ..Booking through Thursday: Most Serious =-.

  8. Susan B. Evans

    Your pick looks SERIOUSLY GOOD! Here’s my response.
    .-= Susan B. Evans´s last blog ..Booking Seriously Through Thursday =-.

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