we’re always trying a new diet, so this year, I thought we’d all go on a
Spiritual Diet. J
Spending time with God, reading His Word, and focusing on character
building. Taking a nice and much needed
break from solely health related reading, which can start to get really depressing.
Books On My Nightstand/In my Car/In my Diaper Bag/On My Couch/On My Kitchen Counter/Under a Pile of Papers/MIA
1. Have a New Teenager by Friday -
From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days by Kevin Leman
have a 12 year old boy. Enough said.
2. How to
Have a 48-Hour Day – Get Twice As
Much Done as You Do Now by Don Aslett
Liver Cleansing Diet by Sandra Cabot
need to do this diet again as I no longer have a gallbladder and I think I
still have some gallstones. This is also
a good weight loss book for understanding how the liver works to eliminate
4. Effective Parenting in a Defective
World by Chip Ingram
love Chip Ingram’s radio programs on Moody.
5. The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
read his other book, “If You Want to Walk on Water...” That was really good so
thought I’d read another of his.
6. Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt
used this for homeschooling but I think it’s a great addition to any
family. It lists out great books by
age. I bought the book and we check off
and date the books we’ve read. I plan to
pass this on to one of my kids when they have kids so they can read the same
books to their kids. 90% of the books
the author has chosen are really good.
7. The Bible.
Trying to get through the Bible in 1 year. I started on July 1st. My birthday is in July, so I figured I’d try
to read it in one full year of my life instead of starting in January. I hate deadlines and too much is going on in
December to try to finish something by then.
I’m sure I’ll get behind, but if it takes two years, I figure that’s
still good. I googled a Bible reading
schedule and printed it out and I highlight each reading I’ve done. It comes out to about 3 chapters of the Old
Testament and 1 chapter of the New Testament each day. Sometimes I get behind and just read several
chapters in one day. I’m in the middle
20 Kids and Counting by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
love, loved this book! I bought a copy
of it. I made my 12-year old read it and
lent it to my 17-year old babysitter.
Awesome example of Godly parenting, Godly dating, frugal living, and
trust in God. Great behind the scene
stories that you don’t hear on the show.
Easy read with a positive message.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by motherhood or life, this will pick you
up. It’s hard to feel sorry for yourself
when you see someone taking care of 19 kids and still smiling and praising
Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy
a procrastinator. I’ll write a review on
this book later. J
Actually, I’m serious about that.
That Multiplies by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
is their second book. I only read the
first half of the book. It was
interesting but talked a good deal about her experience with her 19th
daughter being born prematurely. I
enjoyed their first book better but plan to go back and finish this one. This one was very sad and
Want To Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg
really liked this book. I like his
writing style. He gets to the point and
doesn’t beat around the bush. Really
inspiring. My pastor recommended this
book as one of the books that greatly impacted his life. Talks about trusting God and stepping out of
our comfort zone if we want to really experience life in Christ to the fullest. I plan to buy this book and have my son read
it when he gets a little older.
God by Frances Chan
one recommended by my pastor as a life-changer.
Talks about the role of the Holy Spirit and how underutilized he is, but
how much great power there is in the Holy Spirit. Little harder to read, but a good book. I still need to finish it. This one is always on hold at the library so
I can’t renew it.
Confident Heart by Renee Swope
seeing this on Facebook so I finally got it.
Read the first half. Pretty
good. Need to finish it.
Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
sleep habits for all ages. Good
book. Very long. It’s like an encyclopedia for sleep habits. Just look up your issue and then read about
Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the Money by Steve and Annette Economides
tips on how to be frugal and save money in lots of different areas.
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half With
America’s Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides.
really good advice in this book like making fewer shopping trips, keeping
better inventory of your food, making meal plans, etc. If you like Extreme Couponing, you’ll like
Books on My “To Read” List
Romance – Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by John Eldredge
by someone in my small group.
Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee
by my small group leader as a book that changed her life. Lot of great reviews for this book.
Good to Great in God’s Eyes by Chip Ingram
The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliott
10 Choices – A Proven Plan to Change
Your Life Forever by
is the pastor of my last church. I read
the first couple chapters of this book a while ago and it was really good. I need to go back and finish it.
a Modern Day Princess by Doreen Hanna and Pam Farrel
bought this book last year and haven’t read it yet.
Life II : Living Health by Harvey
and Marilyn Diamond
want to read more about vegetarian diets and heard this one talked about
that. Without a gallbladder, I can’t eat
much meat. L
So, I need to get motivated not to eat meat. If I’m convinced it’s healthier to be
vegetarian, it’ll be easier for me.
Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin and Jennifer Degler
doing a study of this book on Midday Connection on Moody Radio every
Tuesday. Um, yeah…I need this book. J
Boundaries – When to Say Yes, When to
Say No to Take Control of Your Life by John Townsend and Henry Cloud
read the first half of this book. Really
good. I should have read this years
ago. I’m going to make my son read this
book. There’s a Boundaries for Kids book too that I also plan to read. The idea is the same in both books but
teaching your kids how to set boundaries in their relationships is really
important, and setting boundaries with your own kids is important so they don’t
grow up to be brats. J
Last Stand by Don Aslett
have way too much junk.
Positive Kids in a Negative World by Zig Ziglar
12. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
Recommended by Money Saving Mom
Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
I'll write a few reviews of some of these books and post them. I get most of my books from the library so I can't underline in them. So, I'm taking notes of important things I want to remember from them.
What about you? Read any good books lately?
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