My summer reading list needs a boost. These are the books I am currently reading or have just finished. From top to bottom...
1. What Your Childhood Memories Say About You and What You Can Do About It by Kevin Leman
I haven't started this one yet, but will be reading it with a small group of women... should be very interesting!!
2. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt
I just finished this one. Gary and I both read it. It is very overwhelming/convicting/inspiring... it is wholeheartedly what our hearts desire right now.
3. True Religion by Palmer Chinchen
This book was written by our Pastor and again, aligns with the values in the Radical book... as well as where we are feeling pulled. Palmer grew up in Africa in a missionary family. This book is full of great stories and a different world view.
4. Never Mind the Joneses by Tim Stafford
I am literally on page 5, but so far so good. This book gives ideas and guidance on how to incorporate teaching Godly character traits into your family culture, while realizing that every family is going to do it differently. This is the book I'm currently reading with a small group. I can't wait to hear how their families are doing it!
5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I just finished this one. Although I don't agree on most of the author's personal religious beliefs, I think it was good to read about how someone else believes in God. I really don't want to live in a Christian bubble, so hearing someone's opinion, as diverse from mine as it is, is beneficial. Besides the theological differences, the stories and images from her travels are amazing. It truly is inspiring to read about how someone can enjoy food, travel, sights, sounds, smells... and yes... the movie is coming out soon with Julia Roberts, and I always like to read the book first.
6. The Minds of Boys by Gurian/Stevens
Buddy Boy is starting kindergarten in two weeks. School always came easy for me, but I know that it can be a different ballgame for boys... especially boys as wild and impulsive (yet crazy intelligent!) as ours. I want him to have the best experience possible, so learning about how his little brain works is a good start.
7. Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol
I bought this seven months ago with some very lofty intentions. I intend to become a self-taught sew-er, so I'm finally reading it. Plus, the pictures are cool.
Books I LOVED LOVED LOVED but had to return to their owners...
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (read this one before Half-Broke Horse)
Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
I need suggestions for a good read. Preferably one that you'd rather not sleep, but read, because it's so good. There's only so much non-fiction a girl can take.
Leave your suggestions in the comment section here, please!!!