Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reading Challenge 2011--April Checkpoint

March was a quiet month for me on the blog, but was filled with reading. It seemed as if the only things I posted here were book reports!!!

I posted about the Bible Reading Plan I'm using, what I'd learned from Ann Voscamps One Thousand Gifts, how I'd been challenged to show more respect to my husband, and what I've been learning about prayer. I even posted about a just-for-fun story I re-read.

There were some books, not on my reading list, that I've read this past month and just didn't have a chance to post about specifically. I re-read Firebird, a sci-fi "what if" story exploring the question--"what if Jesus didn't come until AFTER we'd developed space travel and colonized many planets?" A favorite from my growing up years, Firebird was fun light-weight reading. I've also worked through Making the Best of Basics, not light-weight reading by any stretch of the imagination, but fun because I enjoy learning about how people used to live and how I can "make the best of basics."

To take a look at what the "official goals" were:
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

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
I've pretty much knocked out all of February's books. March's books have all been started but, with the exception of A Sane Womans Guide, have yet to be finished. Wrapping those up this month won't be a problem--provided I stay consistent (two of the books are daily devotionals). I probably will NOT finish God is More Than Enough this month (or next month) because instead of just reading the book I decided to work through the 3 month course. Taking time is a good thing. :-)

Looking ahead to April's goals:
 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
We'll see how those go. I know I'll get to The Bravehearted Gospel, but with several books still remaining from last month I may not have time for the other two. Regardless, I've been enjoying my reading time and look forward to whatever reading I get done in April!!! :-)


  1. Sophia, just wanted to stop by and say hi. I love you book list. I'm going to have to check some of these out. I, too, just finished reading 1000 Gifts, and I can honestly say it has touched my heart in such an incredible way!

  2. Thank you for the comment!!

    Yes, 1000 gifts was an amazing book. I already have a lit of about 4 people I want to loan it too now that I'm done!!!

  3. Just came from Chantel's Reading Challenge 2011 Linky ... :)

    How have you got on with "The Bravehearted Gospel"? I've read it a couple of times and found it encouraging!