Lattes and literature. Two of my favorite things. C. S. Lewis once said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I wholeheartedly agree. Sadly though, I always finish my cup of tea much too soon, and I have yet to find a book that never ends. If you are like me, you’re constantly trying to find a good book to read. A book with substance, but not too heady. A book with wholesome content. Psalm 101:3 says, “I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.”
When I read a book, I want to enjoy myself, learn a little, and fall more in love with my Creator and earn a deeper appreciation of His world. I don’t want to set anything worthless before my eyes. Because the more I set worthless things before my eyes, the easier it becomes to give into the ways of those who fall away. In today’s world it is extremely challenging to find quality literature as a Christian teenager. I pick up a book that looks interesting only to discover that it’s inappropriate or the characters live in such a way that violates what Jesus teaches.
As a person who basically lives and breathes books, this can be very disappointing. Just as it is hard to find enjoyable books, it is equally as difficult to find quality book recommendations for teenagers from a Christian point of view. I’ve noticed this problem on more than one occasion in the last few years, and so I decided something must be done about it.
After being told on more than one occasion that my love for writing and reading should be used to start a blog, Lattes and Literature commenced. Here is the place I will share book reviews and recommendations, recipes for baked goods and coffee drinks, movie recommendations, Bible verses, short stories, and events and time periods in history that I find interesting, etc. My prayer for this blog is that people will uncover their next read for their next cup of tea!