It’s been a few weeks – time for a book update! I had a few weeks where I didn’t get much reading done, but I’m back in the saddle again. So here’s the latest reads from my cozy house! Some good stuff here, and most of them are books that have been on my shelf waiting to be read for over a year.
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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
Gah. Just going to be honest here. This book was WAY better than I expected it to be. I didn’t have super high hopes for it. It’s been sitting on my shelf for so long that I felt kind of guilty about not reading it. So I did.
To be honest, it took me a few chapters to get into the book. But in chapter three, she totally nailed me on a few issues that God’s been working on with me. So yeah. I was pretty invested by that point and from that point on, the book just kept on hitting home.
Some quotes from the book that I wrote down in my commonplace book:
I totally recommend this book to anyone who struggles at all with anxiety. So much goodness.
Parenting by Paul David Tripp
Oh my stinking heck. This book. Another one in my library that sat on my shelf for over a year. I finally felt led to pick it up and start reading it in early January.
I feel a little bit like a parenting book connoisseur…I read a LOT of parenting books. It’s kind of a pastime for me. So it’s a REALLY big deal to say that I think this is the best parenting book I have ever read. I literally wore out a highlighter marking passages that were meaningful to me.
I took my time reading through it, as I felt the need to go slowly and fully digest and ponder what each chapter covered. It’s a deep book. Very heart-probing. I will definitely re-read this book on a regular basis.
It isn’t the kind of parenting book that tells you “If your child does THIS, HERE is how you handle the situation.” This book focuses on the PARENT. It had me examining my heart, my motives, my behaviors.
I wasn’t ready to read this book a year ago, so I’m glad I procrastinated with this one. I found it to be a very intense book, in a good way. If your heart is open and you read it with a prayerful attitude, this book can be a game-changer for your parenting methods. It definitely was for me.
Wild in the Hollow by Amber C. Haines
Yet another book that I’ve owned a while but hadn’t read. 😉
This book was a quick read for me. I was excited to read it because it seemed to go along with some themes God’s been walking me through in my life lately. Buuuuuuut it ended up falling a little flat for me.
I didn’t really resonate with the author’s writing style, and really struggled through the first half of the book. But I really enjoyed the second half of the book. Chapters 14 and 15 were PHENOMENAL, and I’d recommend this book based on those two chapters alone.
What have you been reading lately?