I’m happy to be keeping up with most of my reading goals in spite of our lively summer schedule.
I didn’t read the marriage book I had planned on for June (The 10 Commandments of Marriage by Ed Young). I put it on hold at the library and waited on it all month, but it never came in. I’m selective about what books I spend money on these days and wasn’t sure this one was good enough to buy! I’ll try to read it later this year.
Here’s what I did read from my list this month.
- What Happens When Women Pray by Evelyn Carol Christenson. I was glad I persevered through the first half of this book, because the last several chapters were very helpful. There were excellent reminders about scheduling our personal prayer time and on praying in God’s will.
- Hopeful Parenting: Encouragement for Raising Kids Who Love God by David Jeremiah. This truly was a book of encouragement for parents! The author reminds us that ultimately our children belong to God and He provides the resources we need to parent our children. Training our children in the ways of God should be one of our greatest priorities as we see them as the blessing in our lives that God intended them to be.
- Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph (This was a re-read.) I enjoyed reading through this book again. Courtney inspires Christian women in every area of their walk with the Lord, from personal devotions to their marriage and parenting.
These are the other books I read in June.
- Imposter by Davis Bunn. This was my fiction read for our family vacation in the mountains.
- Fodor’s Boston. Read through this in preparation for our trip to Boston next month!
- I’m Happy for You (Sort Of…Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison by Kay Wills Wyma. I’ve already mentioned how much I love this book, and I’ll write a full review post on it soon.
Here are the books I hope to read in July.
Spiritual: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
Marriage: When Sinners Say “I Do” – Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey
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
Personal Growth: I’m Happy for You (Sort of…Not Really): Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison by Kay Wills Wyma. Yes, I’m reading this book again! I marked it up the first time through, but want to read it again more slowly and absorb its message even more.
What have you been reading lately?