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)


tricia said...

I had thought of having a list of books I recommend too. Maybe someday that will actually happen. I do have the Power of a Positive Mom/Woman combo and so far it's great. I think we could all use help in being consistently positive and encouraging. I also went to the Bible reading plan and thought it looked so good, I printed it out for myself. I am sure it will take more than 90 days too. Thanks for the input.

Lori said...

"You have some reading to do, Lucy....."
I'm glad you got some free time to partake.


Tracy said...

I got my dad the Jerry Bridges book for his birthday. I can't wait until he is done and I can take it!