Do you ever have time to read? Is the struggle finding good books to read?
Over the last two or three years, I have probably only read a total of 4 books for pleasure. The last few months have been different as my husband has shared his love for reading with me. I never read more than one book at a time, but life lately has thrown several books at me that are different enough that I can read them concurrently.
2017 is going to be my year of reading. I’ve already joined a book club – one book a month.
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I used to read a series that never ended (it seemed like) by Robin Jones Gunn. Correction, multiple series by her about different girls/women she wrote about. Good, clean, Christian centered fiction. [i.e. Christy Miller Series, Sierra Jensen Series, Christy & Todd, The Married Years Series, The Glenbrooke Series] I read these over the course of many years from middle school into college.
Now, the struggle to find good, theologically sound, entertaining books is real. There is a lot of garbage out there in Christian book stores! Women, watch out!
Books I recommend with short descriptions:
- Reforming Marriage, by Douglas Wilson
- About the biblical purpose of marriage and roles of husbands and wives. This was great for Abe and I to read while we were dating and into engagement. It helped us talk through expectations and truths to look to.
- The Fruit of Her Hands: Respect and the Christian Woman, by Nancy Wilson
- About the biblical role of women in the home, mainly as a wife.
- Chronicles of Narnia Series, by C.S. Lewis
- Fictional, but wrapped in theological truths, stories of the adventures in Narnia.
- A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table, by Tim Chester (currently reading)
- About how God shows grace through Jesus’ ministry around tables and sharing meals. So far a huge and wonderful focus on GRACE.
- The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, by Timothy Keller (currently reading)
- Timothy and his wife, Kathy, share their experiences while delving into the meaning of marriage from a biblical, therefore truthful, perspective.
- The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1), by A.G. Riddle (currently reading)
If you would like to discuss any of these books, please contact me!
I’m always looking for more recommendations. What are yours?