Friday, January 4, 2013

Reading List for 2013

As I began making a list of the books I'd like to read this year, I tried to balance the type of books I'm reading.  I want to focus on those that will help me grow spiritually, as a wife, as a mother, and as a person.

I certainly plan to read more than these twenty books.  I tend to peruse the books on the "new non-fiction" shelves at the library and look for recommendations from other bloggers.  You'll also note that there are no fiction titles included, but I'm sure I'll be reading those from time to time.

Here's the list of books I plan to read in 2013.  A couple of them are books that I'm reading for the second or third time.

1.  Evidence Not Seen:  A Woman's Miraculous Faith in a Japanese Prison during WWII by Darlene Deibler Rose

2.  The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

3. Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther

4. Lord, Teach Us to Pray by Andrew Murray

5. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit by R.A. Torrey

6.  Finding God's Path Through Your Trials : His Help for Every Difficulty You Face by Elizabeth George

7.  Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss

8. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

9.  The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

10.  His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

11. Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

12. For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

13.  The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity by Dr. Meg Meeker

14.  How to Be Close to Your Children by Dr. Jeff Fugate

15.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:  Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

16.  The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

17.  Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

18.  The Journals of Jim Elliot

19.  All the Money in the World : What the Happiest People Know about Getting and Spending
by Laura Vanderkam

20.  Elsie:  Adventures of an Arizona Schoolteacher 1913-1916 Memoirs Compiled by Barbara Anne Waite

If you have any books to recommend for my list, please let me know!


  1. I look forward to your review of Evidence Not Seen; it looks like one I might be interested in. And the one by Martin Luther.

    Sacred Marriage is excellent. It would probably be helpful for me to reread that book every year.

    John and I tried reading His Needs, Her Needs when we were engaged a loooong time ago, and we didn't care for it. I hope that you have a better experience.

    1. His Needs, Her Needs has been on our bookshelf and I think I read it years ago, but don't remember much about it. I figured I'd read it this year, then get rid of it if I don't find it helpful. I look forward to reading Sacred Marriage as I've heard many positive comments about it.

      Oh, and I've already finished Evidence Not Seen and it was a truly inspiring book! The story of this woman's faith through so many trials (the difficulty of which is hard to even imagine) makes me want to walk even closer to our Lord.

    2. I just put Evidence Not Seen on my wish list at PBS!

    3. Hope you get it soon - and benefit from it as much as I did!


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