We {Heart} Books Virtual Book Exchange

After thoroughly enjoying Oak and Oats and Elah Tree's The Great Christmas Exchange, as soon as I saw Leigh Kramer tweet about the We {Heart} Virtual Book Exchange, I knew I wanted to participate: 

So I signed up and eagerly awaited my match, who turned out to be Katie, one of the hosts of the exchange. 

I sent Katie a copy of The Light Between the Oceans, one of the best fiction books I've read as of late. When I read this book, I deeply connected with it's main character. Based on Katie's online footprint, I suspect she'll see herself in that character as well.

Katie, in turn, sent me two books (Clearly, she's an overachiever!) 

We Heart Books

It kills me that I have not yet had time to sit down and devour these - especially Drops Like Stars , which I've wanted to read for ages. 

That said, what was even better than receiving the books themselves (which is always a delight for a bibliophile like myself), was the e-mail Katie sent explaining her choices and sending her prayers. That e-mail came amidst a week when I needed to hear the exact words she spoke - She will never know just just how much of a gift that was. 

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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A Mission That Matters: How To Do Short-Term Missions Without Long-Term Harm

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Unleashing the Hidden Potential of your Student Leaders

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