Reading is one of my favorite activities. When I was a young girl I would spend hours reading every day. Now that my life is busy with my little ones I do not spend as much time (sometimes none at all) reading by myself. Most of the reading I do is to my little ones (More about this in upcoming posts!).
I have a personal conviction that I need to spend time in the Word of God before I spend time reading other books. It is the Word of God that will give me life and direction (Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”), not books written by man. Matthew 4:4 says, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
When I do take time to read other books I try to be very “picky” about the books I chose. I try to choose books that will challenge me in my walk with the Lord, in my marriage, caring for my children and home. I believe it is important to be careful what I read because the things I read will affect my life and my world view.
Here is the list of books I am planning to try to read this year. There is no specific order. My goal is for one book a month. This list is probably much longer than what I’ll actually get read but if I don’t have a goal I won’t read anything! My focus this year is going to be on Godly womanhood.
I have been so burned with this role or that (motherhood, wife, homemaker, friend, etc) I have been distracted from my real calling . . . being a Godly woman. So the majority of the book I read this year will be on Godly womanhood in general.
- The Gentle Ways of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortland
- Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
- The Inner Mind That Contros Our Life by Bill Gothard
- The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp