One of my favorite types of posts to view when reading articles on the web are book lists. I enjoy seeing what others are reading and adding good book recommendations to my Amazon wish list.
So why has it taken me so long to share some books we’ve been reading? That I will never know (maybe it has something to do with a new baby). However, this past month we have been reading some really great books that I can’t wait to share!
Everyone-What We Are Reading Together a Family
When getting ready to start studying Asia, I asked around for a good read aloud suggestion. The number one book that came back? Safely Home by Randy Alcorn. While I would definitely say that this book may need to be filtered some for younger readers, (especially chapters 49 and 50 which talk about some rather harsh realities in our world) this book has by far been one of the most attention-getting books I’ve ever read on the persecuted church.
It has caused each of us to pray often for persecuted Christians around the world as well as seek to send them Bibles in any way possible. We are even looking into how we can get involved in organizations like Love Packages that send quality used Bibles and resources all over the world to people that don’t have any.
I’m not going to lie. This year has brought several financial challenges for our family with the addition of a new little bambino and a few other family changes. Maybe that is why I really appreciated this encouraging read on financial frustrating times. More Than Just Making It is more of an encouraging story in a “you can make it” kind of way and less of a “let’s get out your spreadsheets” kind of read as Erin tells her personal story from literal financial poverty (food stamps and all) to financial freedom.
Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes…in You and Your Kids! has been an enlightening read for me and one that has actually taken me a loooong time to get through because it is so packed with honor-building ideas and examples. I’ve already decided–next year is going to be the year of honor for our family. I can’t wait!
Peanut (age 8)
Teacup (age 6)
What have you been reading lately?
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