On My Shelf: Life and Books with Lauren Chandler

| February 10, 2015

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I talked with Lauren Chandler about what’s on her nightstand, what she’s learning in her walk with Jesus, and the books that have shaped her.

What’s on your nightstand right now?

The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler [interview]. You may now pick your jaw up from the floor. When Matt and Jared Wilson finished the manuscript, I never got a chance to slow down and read it! I will say, I’ve lived most of it, and there have been few surprises. I am so proud of Matt for writing this book and grateful the Lord has let us grow in grace together. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been worth it.

Also, Decision Points by George W. Bush. This has been a delight to read as well. Former President Bush’s west Texas roots show through his winsomeness and humility. I appreciate this peek behind the curtain of pivotal moments during his administration. 

What are you learning about life and following Jesus?

Obedience brings joy. When Matt and I were newlyweds, a sweet young couple treated us to lunch at…

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