You all know the saying that you will be the same a year from now as you are now except for the people you meet and the books you read....whether that's true or not we won't discuss here, but I decided this spring to raid Aaron's library for some good books to read that will hopefully help me grow over this next year. Or however long it takes to finish the list - in fact, I don't promise to actually read them all, but at least it's a start :)
Radical by David Platt
Follow Me by David Platt - I didn't care for the way the first half of this book was written, although understand the point he was trying to make. Both books were challenging and I really liked how he gave you practical steps to put into practice what you'd just read.
Me, Obey Him? by Elizabeth Rice Hanford - very basic, short and very Biblical.
I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer - also short and basic, and being a pastor's wife, I would recommend it to everyone :)
The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirir - Even though this wasn't written the way I would do it, I was happily surprised at how good it was. Trust me, she covers enough ground to convict every lady somewhere!
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon - this wasn't on my original list, but a church member borrowed it to me and as it's been a while since I read any modern fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed it :)
A Chosen Love
A Daughter's Love
A Brother's Love all by Carolyn Ann Aish - as the Frencolian Choronicles were some of my favorite books ever growing up, I borrowed the prequels from Priscilla - and I hope Mrs. Aish comes out with the sequels soon!
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss - also borrowed from Priscilla
Streams of Civilization II from Christian Liberty Press - since it's been 10 years since 10th grade, I thought a refresher couldn't hurt.
50 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren Wiersbe
The Power of Motherhood by Nancy Campbell - I've read this before, but it's encouraging enough to read again.
Survive! by Terry Ahern
Desiring God by John Piper
Why I Believe by D. James Kennedy - I've never read a lot of apologetics, so this should be good for me.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell
Basic Theology by Charles Ryrie
Mercy Streets by Taylor Fields
Portable Seminary - The good thing about Aaron being a pastor is his line of work is actually interesting :)
I haven't put the Bible on this list because I don't plan to quit that once I've finished.
There are a couple devotional books I enjoy sometimes -
Daily Strength for Daily Needs compiled by Mary Tilleston
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
I also plan to brush up in any pregnancy and childbirth books I happen to get my hands on...Since I haven't posted it on the blog, you may not know that we're expecting again :) - December 30 is the due date and coming quickly!
Then I have a few more books in the mail I have to read for school...
So now you know what I have planned for free minutes here and there - sometimes I go a couple weeks without picking up a book and sometimes I read every day, but the idea is to stretch my mind (and soul) a little bit this year!