I love to read. I’ve always got a stack of books on my bedside table. Here’s a few things I’ve been reading lately:
Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer
I got a preview copy of this book and I really enjoyed the story. I love a good fiction story and Tricia blends in the challenges of an Amish family into a beautifully woven story. The book isn’t out yet (will be available in April), but you can pre-order it on Amazon.
Choosing to See by MaryBeth Chapman
MaryBeth Chapman, wife of singer Stephen Curtis Chapman, tells a story of life and loss in this tender memoir. The Chapmans lost their 5-year-old daughter, Maria, in a terrible accident several years ago. This is a very honest book about the challenges that life throws our way and the God who is bigger than them all.
What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
This is the second book by Hall and Moore. Their first book, Same Kind of Different As Me, was life-changing for me. This book is no different. It’s the story of an uncommon friendship between a millionaire art dealer and a homeless man in Texas. Both of these books should be required reading for every human being.
What about you? What books have you been reading?
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Right now, I am finishing the third book in the “Acts of Faith” series by David Bunn and Janet Oke. Wow. It comes straight from Acts, with stories filled in. It has been a little hard to read, but very good for building faith. I so highly recommend it!
I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is about gratitude and finding amazement in the common and everyday. It is an incredible book – simple, refreshing and very deep all at the same time – that is changing and growing me. A must read!
You are the fourth person to tell me about this book in about four days. I’ve got to read it! I’ve heard wonderful things about it!
I’m reading it as well. It couples well with Choosing to see by MaryBeth Chapman and it goes well with Nancy Leigh DeMoss Choosing Gratitude.
All excellent reads that help us to see that God is always present in our lives and we need to choose to see him, choose gratitude and choose joy.
A favorite comment from Living Fully– you can only have one emotion at a time- you can choose to go with the anger (bitterness, ugliness) or you can choose joy!
Ooooo Nancy’s book sounds good!
I’m juggling a few right now…Just finished Lysa Terkeurst’s “Made to Crave” (a life-changing book for me). Currently reading Ann Voskamp’s “One Thousand Gifts” and Micca Campbell’s “An Untroubled Heart”. All excellent books!
Yes, I’m in the middle of “Made to Crave.” It has made a huge difference in my spiritual life!
I am reading “The Naked Truth” by Lakita Garth – GREAT MUST READ book on abstinence! I am also reading “Bringing Up Girls” by James Dobson along with some friends; and “A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart” for a Jr. High Girls Bible Study I lead. I loved the book “Choosing to See” by Mary Beth Chapman!!!! I usually read fiction in the summer, but my husband bought me a Nook for Christmas that came with a bunch of books; so I try to read fiction when I have time, which is not very often.
Deb, I’ve never heard of “The Naked Truth.” I’ll look that one up!
One Thousand Gifts….amazing! I’m nearly done and don’t want it to end. 🙂
Also The Thorn by Beverly Lewis
I’m actually reading Living with Less so Your Family can Have More. Enjoying every minute off it.
I like hearing that! 🙂
Hi Jill. Currently, I am reading, Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson, since I have one daughter and another on the way. It is a great book and I am learning a lot of new stuff that I didn’t know.
I am also “reading” a book by Knack Clean Home Green Home. It is all about green cleaning, using natural, more safe things, rather than chemicals. And it is broken down by the room in your home, so it is easy to find something. It also gives recipes to make your own cleaning solutions. I have made the glass cleaner, antibacterial spray, which uses either lavendar oil or tea tree oil (natural antibacterials).
Then, in my Women’s Bible Study (called Moments for Moms), we are studying Linda Schults Anderson’s Mom to Mom Growing Together. It is a VERY good study!
Thank you for asking this question about books we are reading.
I am currently reading “Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Unique Core Personality” by Michael Gurian. Though I’m only about a quarter of the way through this book, I have had many aha-moments which have helped me more deeply understand my children’s behaviors. I’m looking forward to the section on what I can do specifically to better nurture their individual natures. But what I like most about this book is the premise that in order to protect the nature of our children, we must escape the social trends parenting system.
Another book I am anxiously wanting to read is “The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity” by Meg Meeker. I listened to her on Dave Ramsey today, and I think I really need to read this book!
Mindy, it sounds like the “Nurture the Nature” book would go along with Dr. Kathy Koch’s workshops at our Hearts at Home conference last weekend. You can download the workshops from http://www.catapes.com if you want to dig into this further.