Friday, May 2, 2014

6 Books I Read in April and a Book Giiveaway


I thought I might have time to read more books than this in April, but it didn't happen.

Here are the books I did read that are on my 2014 reading list.

  • Sacred Parenting:  How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls by Gary L. Thomas.  I appreciated the way this book approached parenting.  Much like how he handled marriage in his book Sacred Marriage, the author talks about how parenting changes us - for the better! - more than it does our children.
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
  • The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O'Martian.  This was a re-read, but I always find it full of helpful reminders of how to best pray for my husband.
  • The Life of Charles Finney

Other books I read that were not on my list were as follows:

  • Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon
  • Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider.  I enjoyed this book about living simply.  Readers are encouraged to set their own priorities as a family and arrange their lifestyles to reflect those priorities.

Our girls and I are still working our way through our current read aloud, David Copperfield - and they're still excited about it!  They're continually asking me what's going to happen next, but I refuse to ruin the story by giving them any spoilers.

I've been reading Growing Up Duggar and am finding it so interesting!  My 13-year-old got it read before I did.  I'll share more of my thoughts on it in my May update.

Today I'm giving away a copy of Tsh's book Notes from a Blue Bike.  There are two ways to enter.

1.  Leave a comment on this post telling me the title of one of your favorite nonfiction books.
2.  Share this giveaway on social media - Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.  Leave a second comment letting me know where you shared it.

The giveaway ends at 8:00 P.M. EST on Friday, May 9th.  The winner will be selected by and will have seventy-two hours to respond to my e-mail notification with their contact information or risk forfeiting their prize.  U.S. addresses only, please.


  1. I love Sacred Marriage, so I should read Sacred Parenting. (I should probably reread Sacred Marriage while I'm at it.)

    As for my favorite nonfiction book, I'm not sure. Can I say the Bible? Maybe Sacred Marriage, but that may be just because it's just been mentioned. Hmmm. That's a hard one. Probably something by C.S. Lewis or maybe a biography.

  2. I shared your giveaway on facebook.

  3.!! I've wanted to read Tsh's book :) Right now my favorite books are all about Walt Disney World as I work to plan out our trip!


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