Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spring Reading Thing Wrap-up

I just read a few Spring Reading Thing participating blogs and had an epiphany... it's summer. I'm not sure exactly how that happened or how it came so quickly. But, ready or not, it is here, and I need to share my Spring reading efforts.

Here is what I read (or in some cases didn't):

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (D. Martyn Lloyd Jones)- I managed to read three chapters. I think I have five more to go. Hopefully, I will have this one finished by fall.

Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God (Chancey and McDonald)- Excellent, Super, Fabulous... if you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it.

The Ministry of Motherhood (Clarkson)- Another must-read for Christian moms... loved it! Encouraging and convicting.

The Love Dare (Kendrick)- I read about half of this one. Though the intent is good (putting your spouse's needs before your own), it a little too focused on human efforts. It spends a lot of time building up to repentance when that should, imho, be the starting place.

Bible reading- 1 & 2 Samuel and Kings - We have finished about 3/4 of this reading. We should have it done by the end of the summer.

Twenty-four Hours Is All You Get (Bradrick)- I suppose for reasons the title suggests I did not get to this one! I have bumped it to my summer list.

Beloved Bride (Potter)- I read about 2/3 of this one. Beautiful. The Jacksons are a model of a husband who loved his wife, and a wife who respected her husband. Love it!

Over the summer, I have many projects, including planning and writing, so I will not be able to do much reading. I intend to finish our study of the Kings of Israel and finish Beloved Bride. I hope to find some time to listen to Twenty-four Hours, too. A dear friend of mine gave me To Have and to Hold (Johnston) for my birthday. I intend to begin it but doubt that I will finish it by fall. I also plan to read a few more chapters of Lloyd-Jones. Maybe, I'll finally finish it!

We also just bought Vision Forum's How to Disciple Your Family. Michael and I plan to watch these videos in the evenings together... not reading, I know. I am looking forward to it and wanted to share it nonetheless.

Blessings and Happy Reading!



argsmommy said...

I love hearing about new (to me) books. I was a little rushed finishing my wrap-up, so I didn't say much about the books I read. Maybe I'll edit that post this week.

And thanks for sharing your Wilbur story in my comments -- glad to have someone else in my club. : )


HomeGrownMommy said...

I wish I would have seen the Spring Challenge before the end of it!! Maybe next year! I noticed your HomeSchool Crew button - I'll be on the crew this year too!! Pleasure to meet you!!