What I’m Reading: October ’18

I tend to have lots of books going at one time so if I get tired of one, I move on the to next, and then eventually back again to the first. Here is what I’ve been reading lately!

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller

I listened to this book on Audible, and the whole time I was wishing I had the book so I could go back and reread certain parts, underline, and make notes. I tried to order it while we were in Romania from Book Depository because they claim to ship anywhere in the world for free. Sadly, we never received our books and we were unable to cancel the order and get our money back. So I waited a while, and finally purchased it on Kindle. I began reading it in Romania, but I never finished it and I recently started over.

As with all books written by man, it is not perfect, but I am finding it very helpful. Keller is an excellent writer (we also really enjoyed his Meaning of Marriage), and he explains things so they are easy to understand. Prayer is something I struggle with and desire to improve, and this book is helping guide me in my Bible study and on improving my prayer life.

The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

This is an amazing book about being a mother, written from a Biblical worldview. I am reading this with my sister-in-love and we are calling each other to talk about it and answer discussion questions once a week. We are both very new mothers and I love learning together. It has been a huge encouragement so far, and I am looking forward to reading more books together. We have decided to have a “Sally Clarkson Book Club” because The Ministry of Motherhood, The Lifegiving Home, The Lifegiving Parent, and Educating the Whole Hearted Child are on our list for the future!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I first read Anne when I was around 10 years old, and I read the whole Anne series when I was 13-14. I absolutely loved them then, and reading Book Girl (by Sarah Clarkson, the daughter of Sally Clarkson) inspired me to read them again. I’m sure there are many details I have forgotten, and I am already enjoying the escapades of Anne in the first book.

What have you been reading lately?