This is the third month in a row that I’ve read six books, so that must be a reasonable goal for me.
Here’s what I read from my list this month.
Spiritual: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson. Mark challenges readers to face their fears with God’s help and seize the opportunities He sends our way to do great things for Him.
Marriage: When Sinners Say “I Do” – Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey. I wasn’t impressed with this book at first, but the more I read, the more I appreciated the author’s premise. We are all sinners, so in order to make our marriages work, the same traits that God extended to us in salvation – forgiveness, mercy, and grace – must dominate our relationship with our spouse.
Parenting: When More Is Not Enough: How to Stop Giving Your Kids What They Want and Give Them What They Need by Amy L. Sullivan. The theme of this book is helping your kids develop a giving spirit and training them to focus on the needs of others rather than their own gratification.
Personal Growth: I’m Happy for You (Sort of…Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison by Kay Wills Wyma. You can read my full review of this book here.
I read two other books in June.
Styling Faith: The Complete Style Guide by Catherine E. Storing. This book had some interesting information on women’s dress, makeup, hair care, fitness, and nutrition, but the e-book version I read had some grammatical and formatting issues that somewhat distracted from the content.
Injustice for All by Robin Caroll. This was one of my fiction reads for our Boston trip…that I started and finished before we ever left.
Here are the books I hope to read in August.
Spiritual: The Sovereignty of God by Arthur Pink
Marriage: What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp
Parenting: Raising Great Kids: A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Personal Growth: Eat, Move, Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath
What have you been reading lately?