Monday, February 4, 2008
I have several new books that I am longing to start.
Pracitcing Hospitality by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock looks to be an excellent book on the joy of serving others. I so much want to be better at this. One of the items that caught my eye was on loving the lonely. I would much rather offer hospitality to my friends whom I so enjoy their company, but God is growing me to offer love and hospitalilty to others too.
Respectable Sins: Confronting The Sins We Toerate by Jerry Bridges. I first saw this book over at Kim at Lifesong. She mentioned how good it was and after I checked it out at Amazon I went ahead and bought it too.
I have actually started Attitudes of a Transformed Heart by Martha Peace but I am going through it very slowly. This book is nothing like what I thought it would be. I had made some judgments on Martha Peace based on what other bloggers had written about her and I was way off. I imagined this very old-fashioned woman, 'Becky Home-Ec-y'. She is very educated, very learned, and very much a biblical woman. Amazing book.
The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd. I am looking forward to growing in this area. I really struggle with offering praise as freely as I should.
I am also trying to read through the Bible. I decided this year to try to read through the Bible with this plan. My husband thought I was crazy for trying it but so far I love it. My goal was not to do it in 90 days but finish by summer and then start again to finish by the end of the year. So far I have read through 15 of the 90 days and I am half way through Joshua. This has really given me some fresh insight to read this much scripture at a time. I highly recommend this to y'all.
I would also like to get to The Heavenly Man, The Shantung Revival by CL Culpepper, and Same kind of different as me.
I think I will go read a bit while the house is quiet and I have a little extra time instead of writing about what I want to read. ;o)
Posted by Jill at 7:35 PM