Books, Books, and More Books

We have discussed candles and my pic of candles created a stir for my book list.

Books are my love language and many years ago a dear friend (thank you Susan Gatti) gave me a stamp I could use to add my name to my books.

IMG_5589.JPGIMG_5588.JPGSo my favorite thing to do when I get a book is to add this stamp to my books. I have a love for physical books and digital. I keep my kindle with me always and often a physical book. This book is leaving the house with me this am. IMG_5573.JPGI do not like to leave the house without at least my kindle. I read it whenever I am waiting – carline, dr office etc. But right now “Strong women, Soft Hearts” is meaning so much to me that I just keep it with me right along with my Bible. I just need them right now. (Bible = always but their are times I just need to carry many books around)

So my favorite books are usually based on what I am needing in my life right now. I will try to put some categories to let you see what I am reading now in their different genres. But know that my house always looks like thisIMG_5565.JPGAnd this

IMG_5568.JPGBooks are everywhere. Last count I had 1600 books on my kindle. Yes, I need help or friends who GET ME.

Here are some reasons why I love my kindle – it is light and I can take so many books with me when I don’t know what I want to read. I can highlight quotes in a book and copy and paste those quotes for teaching. I can buy books immediately. (this can get my in trouble with budget man and he has given me and amazon allowance each month)

So, to the good stuff.

Spiritual Life:

The Divine Mentor  – we are all wanting/longing for someone to mentor us – this book shows us how the Scripture can do this

Growing Up –  The how-to on how to make disciples who make disciples

Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor’s Wife – this is specific to pastors wives but learned so much about marriage and parenting

Saturate:Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life and his next book Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life These books opened my eyes to the everyday life of the gospel and discipleship

Hinds Feet in Heavenly Places – I read this in college and still remember and think back about the impact it had/has in my life

Books EVERY Woman Should Read: 

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and Minds  I also loved Jen Hatmaker’s A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study: A Refreshingly Unique Look at God’s Word (WARNING: She no longer endorses this book) and I won’t get into all of that today (maybe one day but I learned a lot about how to study the Bible through this book.) But I AM NOT endorsing her understanding of the Bible as of late – which concerns me to even add this. I have added and taken this book off 100 times.  (or 5, I have an exaggeration problem)

Stepping Heavenward: One Women’s Journey to Godliness – Elisabeth Elliot recommends this – enough said.

ANYTHING and EVERYTHING written by Elisabeth Elliot – Keep a Quiet Heart, Discipline: The Glad Surrender,  Just get them all. I don’t have time to link all her books from amazon. Just believe me.

Redeeming Love  – Just read it.

Loving God with all your Mind – Read all her stuff too. Changed my early years of life with the Lord especially as young wife.


Shepherding a Child’s Heart  and Instructing a Child’s Heart – For when the kids are younger

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens  Game changer for raising teens

Give them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus We all LONG for grace, especially our kids – this helped me with the grace truth paradox


Just Lead – A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church

First, Break all the Rules – this book so helped me with the daily management of people

Why Godly People Do Ungodly Things – We ALL need this reminder and the hope of His redemption no matter the situation

Well, this should get y’all started. There WILL be more to come because this list will  change daily so stay tuned. What books would you add to this list?





One thought on “Books, Books, and More Books

  1. I need to look at a few of these.
    I, too, love to read.
    This summer I read Start with Amen by Beth Guckenberger. It’s about aligning our prayers with God’s will, regardless 9f what we think the outcome should be.
    I read Don’t Follow Your Heart by Jon Bloom at Desiring God. Excellent reminder to not allow our emotions to rule our decisions and thoughts.

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