Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Eileen.

Antimatter Blues
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 127 of 304)
8 hours, 23 min ago

The Raven Thief
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 208 of 336)
11 hours, 28 min ago

Ducks: Two Years ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 47 of 448)
Jan 04, 2023 06:57PM

William Paul Young
“...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

Nadia Bolz-Weber
“Getting sober never felt like I had pulled myself up by my own spiritual bootstraps. It felt instead like I was on one path toward destruction and God pulled me off of it by the scruff of my collar, me hopelessly kicking and flailing and saying, 'Screw you. I’ll take the destruction please.' God looked at tiny, little red-faced me and said, 'that’s adorable,' and then plunked me down on an entirely different path.”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint

Nadia Bolz-Weber
“I need a God who is bigger and more nimble and mysterious than what I could understand and contrive. Otherwise it can feel like I am worshipping nothing more than my own ability to understand the divine.”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint

Nadia Bolz-Weber
“God's grace is not defined as God being forgiving to us even though we sin. Grace is when God is a source of wholeness, which makes up for my failings. My failings hurt me and others and even the planet, and God's grace to me is that my brokenness is not the final word ... it's that God makes beautiful things out of even my own shit. Grace isn't about God creating humans and flawed beings and then acting all hurt when we inevitably fail and then stepping in like the hero to grant us grace - like saying, "Oh, it's OK, I'll be the good guy and forgive you." It's God saying, "I love the world too much to let your sin define you and be the final word. I am a God who makes all things new.”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner Saint

William Paul Young
“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat......Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.........Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation.........Forgiveness does not excuse anything.........You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness......”
William P. Young, The Shack

118012 The Reading Challenge Group — 3220 members — last activity 13 hours, 8 min ago
Track your progress on the annual Goodreads Reading Challenge and encourage each other to meet reading goals. **Get started here** **Join our monthly ...more
953180 Between The Pages — 133 members — last activity Feb 28, 2023 06:00PM
This book club has been made to inspire Young Adult readers alike to come together and bond over their love of fictional worlds. In this book club you ...more
140071 The Reading For Pleasure Book Club — 3731 members — last activity 1 hour, 7 min ago
This is a book club where we will share our current reads in ebooks, regular books, audiobooks, graphic novels and more. This is where we can all shar ...more
213779 Coffee Break Book Club — 1179 members — last activity Dec 04, 2022 02:02PM
☕ NEW MEMBERS See March Newsletter for New Mods! ☕ NEWS & UPDATES Happy New Year! ☕ BUDDY READS --- 🦋 2021 Buddy Reads Signup (NEW BOA ...more
158858 Reading List Completists — 265 members — last activity Sep 18, 2022 11:34AM
A group created for those who love a great challenge. We'll read our way through various reading lists out there. Maybe it's a list of the best 100 no ...more
More of Eileen’s groups…
year in books
57 books | 4 friends

529 books | 301 friends

3,808 books | 2,550 friends

1,792 books | 3,659 friends

Laura d...
2,720 books | 338 friends

2,844 books | 1,443 friends

83 books | 1,318 friends

723 books | 3,778 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Eileen

Lists liked by Eileen