Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August Reads

None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us by Jen Wilkin:  I'm quickly becoming quite the fan of Mrs. Jen Wilkin.  I've been working through her 1 Peter Bible Study this summer and I absolutely loved reading through this book on the attributes of God.  I found myself reminded of so many things and almost felt a sense of relief as I contemplated what God is like.  This book was a delight to read.  I love that there is now a book on God's attributes written especially for women.  Pure awesomeness!  I highly recommend this book for both new believers and those with years of experience.  I also think it would make a great book club book.

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian: This book is one that I have been wanting to read for years and I just never got around to it.  I am so glad that I finally took the time to read and pray through this book!  What better gift could I give my husband the past month than to spend time earnestly praying for him through a variety of issues?

You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis & Lisa Chan:  This was a fantastic recommendation from my sister-in-law Renee.  She raved about the book so much when I saw her in July that I knew I had to get my hands on a copy in August.  She was right.  This book was fantastic and really challenged my walk with the Lord.  I saw many areas that I want to work on alongside my husband.

Live Your Life for 1/2 Half the Price by Mary Hunt: I enjoyed reading this book on saving money that I picked up from my local library.  I find it incredibly helpful to read books on saving money a couple times a year.  I always find myself inspired to save money or come up with other money saving ideas. When I find myself wanting to abandon my frugal ways and spend money I always read a new book on saving money or revisit an old favorite.  (One of my favorite books is still The Tightwad Gazette.)  The author also included a number of inexpensive recipes in the back of the book that I thought was clever.  One of the fastest ways to save a lot of money is to stop eating out.

Children's Read Alouds
Doomesday in Pompeii (The Imagination Station Book 16) by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker:  We read this book in the span of just a few days since one of the children wasn't feeling well this week.  Eli & Eva both enjoyed listening to this book.  I can honestly say that I do enjoy reading these outloud because they have a good story line.  I also appreciate the good discussion that comes as a result of reading these stories.

Winnie the Pooh: The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne:  Although I read this book aloud last summer both children really enjoyed listening to the audiobook in the van this past month.  We listened to the audio recording that included a number of narrators including Judi Dench.  I thought it was fabulous.

Currently Reading:
True Companion: Thoughts on Being a Pastor's Wife by Nancy Wilson
Your Marriage Masterpiece by Al Janssen
10 Boys Who Made History 

What books did you read in August?  I would love to hear your recommendations especially since we are planning a long road trip for our Fall Break trip.  

1 comment:

  1. so glad you liked the Francis Chan book! I loved None Like Him too. and I'm adding that "Live Your Life" book to my reading list ;)

    i've been reading like-crazy this month--i should try to get caught up on my book reviews today!

    right now i'm reading "hands free life" (ehhh its a little touchy-feely for me, not sure if i'll finish it), "life after life" (a literary type novel, loooove it!), and "Dear Darkness" (poems).