I was talking with my sister in law about the books she got for Christmas and was planning to read for next year and it got me thinking of all the good books I read this year.
I try to spend time reading every day. I don’t get to read as often or as much as I would like, but I squeeze it in when I can. This year I also spent a lot of time reading adoption books for the education requirements our adoption agency has for its families.
Not in any particular order, but from what comes to mind first, I read:
The Prayer of the Lord, R.C. Sproul – a great book on prayer.
In Christ Alone, Sinclair Ferguson – a reminder of the inportance of the cross in our daily lives.
A Chance To Die, Elisabeth Elliott – a biography of Amy Carmichael – so inspiring!
Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias – a great book that shows the differences in beliefs between Christianity and other religions.
Discovering God’s Will, Sinclair Ferguson – very straightforward and convicting book on trusting and obeying God.
The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood, Susan Hunt and Barbara Thompson – a call to biblical relationships between younger and older women.
Treasuring God in Our Traditions, Noel Piper – neat ideas for keeping Christ the center of your family celebrations all year.
Keep a Quiet Heart, Elisabeth Elliott – an easy to read, daily devotional style book of personal anecdotes and spiritual wisdom.
The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur – a heart changing read!
The Word and the Spirit, Charles Spurgeon – this book is about the person and work of the Holy Spirit – I have enjoyed it (not quite finished!).
Trusting God, Jerry Bridges – this has become one of my favorite books!
Respectable Sins, Jerry Bridges – ouch! (very convicting!)
The Character of God, R.C. Sproul – the second time I have read this book on Who God is.
Don’t Make Me Count to Three, Ginger Plowman – the best book I have EVER read on discipline.
The Connected Child, Karyn Purvis – the most wonderful and practical book you can read if you have a child that has dealt with hard things in their past.
A Taste of Heaven, R.C. Sproul – a book about worship.
The Ultimate Priority, John MacArthur – another book about worship – I loved it! His premise is that we need to worship God with our lives every day of the week – not just on Sundays.
Family of Adoption, Joyce Maguire Pavao
20 Things Adopted Children Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, Sherrie Eldridge
Inside Transracial Adoption, Gail Steinberg and Beth Hall
Attachment in Adoption, Deborah Gray (still working on this one!)
Whew! I may have missed something, but that gives you an idea. I honestly have a stack of books I want to read this coming year and I will do my best to tackle them!
I would love to hear from you if you read a great book this year and want to pass it on! I am always looking for reading ideas.