I made a resolution to read more books in 2011. Some of you are joining me on this journey and have committed to read eleven books in 2011. Each month I'll post what I read, and you're welcome to share in the comment section what you've been reading lately too!
Here are the books I read in January!
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic
This is a wonderful book that my mom gave me for Christmas. It's written by a mom of five children five and under, and it's a quick read (just 102 pages) filled with lots of wisdom to "chew on." I was blessed by so many of the chapters in this book, and as I read it (twice this month, actually), I kept underlining like crazy and wishing I could post half the book on my bathroom mirror to read each day! If you read one book on motherhood this year, this should be the book!
Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
If you're wondering how you can train your children to be faithful worshippers who love God and His church, you need to read this book! Castleman explains that children need to sit with you in church, observing your example and receiving your instruction in order for them to know how to properly worship God. She offers practical advice throughout the book, as well as the biblical basis for her philosophy on keeping children in the worship service. Tad read this one too, and we both enjoyed it!
Apples of Gold: A Six-Week Nurturing Program for Women by Betty Huizenga
I read this book because my sister-in-law, Stephanie (who needs to start a blog, btw!), is going through the Apples of Gold study at her mom's church. I wanted to see what this study entailed so that I would know if this is a possibility in our church in the future. In an Apples of Gold study, mentors (older women) train mentees (younger women) to love their husbands and children and to be keepers at home (Titus 2). This is accomplished through a six-week program that teaches women how to cook new recipes for their families and disciples them through lessons and one-on-one mentoring. It's a great (biblical) concept!
Currently, I am reading (I never read just one book at a time!):
Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (re-read; studying all year in our women's Bible study; I'm one chapter in)
Don't Waste Your Life (studying for 10 weeks in our seniors/college students Bible study; I'm two chapters in)
Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (I'm about half-way through this one)
Things We Wish We'd Known (50 Veteran Homeschoolers Share) compiled and edited by Bill & Diana Waring (I'm about a third of the way through this one)
I'll share about the ones of these that I finish next month!
So, do tell... what book(s) have you had your nose in this month?