January is a fairly quiet month at our house, so it's usually a great month for reading. I was able to finish 11 books in January.
Here are the three that I read from my 2014 reading list.
- The Purpose and Power of Love and Marriage by Myles Munroe
- Believing God by Beth Moore
- The Life and Diary of David Brainerd. I admit to just plowing through the first half of this book. However, as I moved towards the end of his short life, I was truly inspired by his devotion to God and his desire to glorify God through his life, his sufferings - especially physical illness - and his death.
Here are the other books I read last month.
- Songs of Christmas by Katherine Spencer (a fiction read from the Cape Light Series)
- A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God's Promises by Renee Swope
- One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp (This was a re-read. I read chapters 1-10, which are a great reminder of how to practice gratitude in everyday living. However, I typically skip the last chapter; I don't quite agree with its subject matter.)
- Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist. This book was a collection of essays about gathering family, friends, and guests around your table to share food and fellowship. Many of the chapters included recipes that were tied to the personal stories the author shared.
- The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things that Make a Big Difference by Shaunti Feldhahn. You can read my full review of the book here.
- Graceful: Letting Go of Your Try-Hard Life by Emily P. Freeman
- Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell. This was a relatively short book, but I found the wise principles shared very helpful. Much of the book would apply to parenting in general - not just homeschooling. I plan to re-read this book in the future to remind myself of ideas I need to apply in my own life.
- The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman
What have you been reading lately?