Friday, January 3

24 Books for 2014

My plan to sneak in more reading time this year while juggling home and family involves ordering and having on hand all the books I want to read so that, when I have some nuggets of time, I can delve right in.  I've been scouring my shelves and amazon and friend's reading lists for book suggestions and here is what I've come up with for my reading list for 2014.

From our shelves:

Family Guide to Homeopathy: Symptoms and Natural Solutions
Organic Gardening: A practical guide to natural gardens, from planning and planting to harvesting and maintenance
A song from L'Abri
The Women's Devotional Guide to the Bible: A One-Year Plan for Studying, Praying, and Responding to God's Word
From Sacrifice to Celebration: A Lenten Journey
Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy The Abbey Up the Hill: A Year in the Life of a Monastic Day-Tripper
A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God's Mercy and Our Pain
On Asking God Why: And Other Reflections on Trusting God in a Twisted World
Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse

(The photos below are links (as are the links above) are through my affiliate program with amazon; I'd be tickled pink if you order through the links because it sends a few pennies my way.)

11.Families Where Grace is in Place by Jeff VanVoderen shows readers how to nurture God-honoring relationships free of manipulation, legalism, and shame.


12. The Beauty of Broken
"Find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life.
The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us."

13.Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World through Nature, Imagination, and Play - 25 Projects that spark curiosity and adventure


14. Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life


15. Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Organized Living


 16.Night by Elie Wiesel. "Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie’s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author’s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man’s capacity for inhumanity to man."


17. How People Change by Paul David Tripp and Timothy Lane


 18.The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller


19. John (St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary)


20. Bread and Wine:A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes


21. Moments Together for Couples Sean and I are going through this together.  It is superb.

22. Parenting By the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child

 23. Wounded by God's People


24. Amazing Grace

My rule of thumb for book buying these days is to purchase kindle editions for inspirational/self help books that I will most likely only read once and purchase hard copies of meatier books, educational, historical, or how-to guides that I will reference in the future.
How about you?  Any book recommendations or something you are looking forward to reading that you'd like to share?


Diane Estrella said...

You can do it! Hugs sweet friend!!!

~ Shannon said...

Your reading list for the year looks marvelous! I really need to follow your example, as I've recently made a conscious effort to read more (but without any sort of plan in place). I noticed R.C. Sproul's commentary on John in your list -- I'm currently reading his commentary on Mark, and it's fantastic! His writing is very "meaty," but still so accessible and easy to read.

You've inspired me! Enjoy your reading for the year.


Corinna said...

I do so enjoy seeing other people's booklists. You have given me a few new ones to look into for my reading this year. Thanks.