Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jess' Thoughts: A Book Fast

Recently, I felt convicted by God to take a book fast...this was serious business as I normally read about two books a week. So what on earth was I going to do without a book to read?? Well, the condition of the fast was that I could only read the Bible. So for 10 days, whenever I read, it was God's book.

Some days it was really easy and other days it was hard. I would just glance at my library and see all the books I wanted to read. I didn't help that several of my favourite authors new release books arrived during this time all the way from America! The books would sit on my kitchen bench with their glossy covers, just begging me to open I said, some days it was tough!

However, God proved to be worth the sacrifice and I found myself growing closer to Him by absorbing his Word. I found myself talking to him more, simply because his Word was in my head more. I think I will do this fast again.

What is something that you struggle with to give up? Has God proved worthy of the sacrifice?

Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.


  1. Jess, I'm blessed by your desire to draw closer to God. That's quite a serious fast for a book-lover, and a great one! :-) Two books a week? Wow, you put me to shame. I've felt the need to fast myself lately, as I need to hear from God. Food has always been a serious fast for me, though I have given up writing and books before. But never for long. ;-)

    1. Thanks Gwen! Well my original goal was for a whole month - but I thought I'd better start small first and next time build up etc! Plus I have to make sure when I do it that I have several weeks worth of book reviews ready to go! Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. good on u!!!!lv lib xoxo