I found time to read some good books in July!
- Love in the House: Filling Your Home with the Greatest Commandment by Chris and Wendy Jeub
- The Unwired Mom: Choosing to Live Free in an Internet Addicted World by Sarah Mae
- Passionate Parenting: Enjoying the Journey of Parenting Teens by Cary Schmidt. This was a good book with plenty of practical principles to use in rearing teenagers. I will definitely be reading it again.
- Laura Bush: Spoken from the Heart. Her memoirs offer an interesting look at her life, both before and during her husband’s presidency.
- Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, MD, and Jim Fay
- The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul. Thanks to Nikki for mentioning this book to me!
- “Parenting Is Your Highest Calling” and 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt by Lesley Leyland Fields. There were several good points in this book, including the truth that God is more interested in our holiness than in our happiness – and that’s how I need to be with my children. While I like for them to be happy, that is not the “be all and end all” of my parenting. Rather, it is my goal to help them grow in holiness. I also wanted to share this paragraph from her book:
“I am learning that it does not serve my children’s good to attempt to fulfill all their desires-most of which are not about pursuing God, but about pursuing other things. Nor is it my job to try to shield them from all of life’s injustices or from the consequences of their decisions: getting cut from a sports team, failing a crucial exam, losing homework and winter coats, forgetting lunches every other day.” (So true!)
- 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
- Eat That Frog! 21 Great ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. (This was a re-read.)
- Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood
The girls and I finished reading Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. My twelve-year-old has decided that she’d rather not have me read aloud to her anymore…what a sad day!! She’s going to finish listening to Stepping Heavenward (which she’s actually already read on her own) and then I’ll just be reading aloud to one daughter. At least I should have a couple more years with her!
What have you been reading lately?