Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book list 2011

I'm a book worm. I have been since I learned to read. As a child I read constantly. I read in trees, in cars, in church (but not during the preaching!! ( And if I did I felt horribly guilty.)), in the middle of the woods, in the middle of cow pastures, in canoes.... In short, I loved to read, and had a book with me at all times.

I still do.

I am blessed to have a job that allows me time to read. I look after a lady who is 99 years old, and whenever she takes a nap I just pull out whatever book I have with me and go through a few more chapters. It's wonderful.

This year I've decided to be a bit more purposeful about my reading. I usually grab a book off the shelf as I'm walking out the door, but I could get so much more out of my reading time if I purposely choose books that would provide a well rounded education.

So, this year I'm making a book list. It isn't going to be a limiting thing--each month I'm going to have two or three book assignments. If I finish those in advance, and I probably will, I can read whatever I like. As a general rule I want to read at least one book that challenges me spiritually, and at least one book that challenges me as a Christian woman, wife and future mother.



January
The Five Love Languages By Gary Chapman
168 Hours: You have More Time Than You Think By Laura Vandercam
Daughters of Islam by Miriam Adeney

February
Wrestling Prayer by Eric and Leslie Ludy
The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voscamp

March
God is More Than Enough by Jim Berg
Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartin
Answers to Prayer by George Mueller

April
 The Bravehearted Gospel: The Truth is Worth Fighting For by Eric Ludy
Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth and Encouragement by Jim Burns
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

May
Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman's Guide to Finding Contentment by Linda Dillow
Feminine Appeal Carolyn Mahaney

June
Womanly Dominion: More Than A Gentle and Quiet Spirit by Mark Chanski
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams by Steve and Annette Economides

July
Treasuring God in our Traditions by Noel Piper
Professionalizing Motherhood: Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Mothers At Home by Jill Savage

August
The Adventure of Missionary Heroism by John C. Lambert and Joshua M. Wean
Infant Potty Training: A Gentle and Primeval Method Adapted to Modern Living by Laurie Boucke

September
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Man
Growing 101 Herbs that Heal: Gardening Techniques, Recipes, and Remedies  by Tammi Hartung

October
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How they Do It by Jim bob and Michelle Duggar

November
Christ on the Jewish Road by Richard Wurmbrand
12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman: Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Life Based on Proverbs 31 by Lane Jordan

December
Wounded Heroes: The Secrets of Charles Spurgeon, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, C.S. Lewis, Isobel Kuhn, Ruth Bell Graham, and Others Who Triumphed over Pain by Elisabeth Skoglund

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