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.
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.