Saturday, December 04, 2010

Currently reading

There is one book that I am always reading through: God's Holy Word. My structure for devotions occasionally changes, and in January Dan and I committed to reading through the entire Bible together in our first year of marriage. What a blessing it has been!

I'm also currently enjoying several other books:

I just started The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen. Though I've only read a few chapters, this book has already deepened my appreciation for what our Founding Fathers really did when they wrote our Constitution. I'm fascinated with history and am looking forward to growing in my understanding of the events that surrounded the birth of our nation.

I love reading miraculous accounts from the Bible about God's mighty acts on behalf of His people. I'm encouraged when I read about missionaries and heroes of faith who saw God's powerful hand at work as they pursued fulfilling the Great Commission. I also find it very exciting to find books that record stories of how God is working TODAY in such amazing ways across our world -- and For the Love of my Brothers is definitely one of those books. It is actually a continuation of the dramatic story of Brother Andrew's work among the suffering church. (His first book is God's Smuggler. If you haven't read either of them, I highly recommend that you do so).

At a slower pace, my husband and I are reading Conquer Your Fear, Share Your Faith together. We have been given so much and truly want to make the most of every opportunity the Lord sends our way. Desiring to always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within us, we ordered a few tracts and are enjoying reading this book by Ray Comfort to better equip ourselves.

Also on my 'to read' list is Blog by Hugh Hewitt and Wrestling Prayer by Eric and Leslie Ludy.

What are you currently working through?

(I've gotten several of these books for next to nothing thanks to paperbackswap. If you are unfamiliar with how it works, I highly recommend that you check it out!)


JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Let's see...I have lots of titles I am excited to work through! One of the books I'm currently reading "Joyfully at Home" by Jasmine Baucham and I am finding it very encouraging and inspiring. Some of the books I recently finished and enjoyed are "The Family Daughter" by Sarah Lee Bryant, "Preparing to be a Help Meet" by Debi Pearl and others.

Blessings, Bethany! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite have encouraged me to perhaps read a few of them!
Joyfully in Jesus,

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

One thing forgot to add to my last comment was that...
God's Word is my all-time *favorite* book and constantly encourages and inspires me. It truly is the best book ever!!

Joyfully in Jesus,

Lesley said...

Wrestling Prayer is a wonderful book!!
Currently, I'm working through: "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper, "The Treasure Principle" by Randy Alcorn, and a book on the history of the church in China. :)

Rachel said...

Ohhhh... hmmm... I'm always working through the Bible as well!

One other book that I'm slowly, but surely, reading is "Wife No. 19". It is an extremely powerful book written by a woman who was once a LDS Mormon. I've been learning about the Morman religeon and culture for personal reasons, and it has been shocking and overwhelming. I'm so glad to serve the one, true God!

God bless!

Victoria Rose Philomena Martin de Porres said...

Haha! You really want to know? I'm working through my school book: American Government. :P It's very interesting, informative, and CHRISTIAN! Which is a big plus. :)I'm also reading "Imitation of Christ" which is awesome!

David Kent said...

Right now I'm reading Josh McDowell's "More than a Carpenter" after years of hearing about it.

I think it was last January that I started on the read-the-Bible-in-a-year but fizzled out. I tend to get stuck in one area or another and don't want to bypass it, but if I do I'm afraid I'll never get back to it.

Country Love said...

Have you read any of the books by Wanda Brunstetter? The series I started is Brides of Lancaster County...kind of an Amish storyline behind it.. neat!

Kourtney said...

Hey Bethany!
I've been busy with school/hunting/music, etc... and I'm afraid that tehy have taken away a lot of my reading time. However, I just finished Warren Wiersbe's book "Be Daring". It's a study on the book of Acts. I've started a studied on promises and prophecy in the Bible by reading Dr. Adrian Rogers devotional "Tapestry".
Some books I am slowly reading right now are:
"Life on the Edge" - James Dobson
and "What Every Christian Ought to Know" - Adrian Rogers.
I'm also eager to start "Wrestling Prayer" by Eric and Leslie Ludy. :)
Have you read their book "When God Writes Your Life Story"? Great book!

Anonymous said...

My favourite book of all time is "Judith", by Saloff-Astakhoff. It makes me realize how easy things are for us, even in the hard times. What an encouraging story it is!

Hannah said...

I love the book God's smuggler! We read that as a family every night and were super blessed! :) I am slowly working my way through the book "Hudson Taylor God's man in China"
And have been so blessed to see how faithful God is and the things he does on behalf of his children! I would highly recommend it. :)