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.

  1.  The Gentle Ways of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortland
  2. Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
  3. The Inner Mind That Contros Our Life by Bill Gothard
  4. The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp