The other day someone asked me if I had written anything lately. “No,” I replied. “With a four year old and a one year old I can’t seem to find the time to focus.” Someday I will have time to write again, but right now I am just living the life that I will write about in the future. Right now I’m storing up my stories and ideas.
I have, however, made time to read some books. Some of them I have actually listened to on Audible, in audio book form, as I’ve been driving in the car or doing the dishes, but either way I have consumed a handful of books over the past fourteen months and wanted to share because I always appreciate when other people share their book lists. Most of what I’ve read I heard about from someone I know.
You’ll quickly notice a theme in my reading. Currently, my reading/listening is focused on material that helps me to make the most of the season that I’m in. I hope you find something you might like. I would have liked to include a short review for each book, but…like I said, I don’t have much time to write. However, I can say that I would recommend every book on this list.
Loving The Little Years: Motherhood In The Trenches, by Ranchel Jankovic
Stronghold, by Beth Kinder
Christ In The Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood, by Kimm Crandall
Grace-Based Parenting, by Tim Kimmel
Bringing Up Girls, by Dr. James Dobson
*In my opinion, Bringing Up Boys by Dr. James Dobson was a much better book.
Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High, by Patterson- Grenny – McMillan- Switzler
Love & Respect, by Emmerson Eggerichs
Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids, by Jack Klumpenhower
For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men, by Shaunti Feldhahn
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, by Ben Carson, M.D.
The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self Discovery, by David G. Benner
Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life, by Ruth Soukup
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money, by Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze
I’m currently reading:
Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load, by Jen Hatmaker
Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy, by Gary Thomas
The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart For Eternity, by Sally Clarkson
And Next in Line To Read:
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, by Dan Kindlon, Michael Thompson
Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and my Soul, by Jennie Allen