What I’m Reading {April 2017}

I didn’t get to read as much as I like this month.  In fact, I feel like I barely got to read at all.  Life is like that sometimes, right? I did get some flowers planted in one of the flower beds and somehow that feels like a huge accomplishment.

(seriously)

Nonetheless, I did read a few chapters here and there. Here’s what I’m reading …

Looking for your next Bible study? Or a good book on marriage? Or maybe a book for your daughter? I've got all that & more in What I'm Reading this month.

What I’m Reading April 2017

Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth — Has this one been on the list all year? I think so … sigh.  It’s good but it’s weighty and I have to think about it as I’m reading. And lately, my brain is so full of book launch details and wondering how my daughter is less than two months from being a senior in high school that I have a hard time mustering the brain power for much else.  I have this feeling it’s going to take me a whole year to read this one … but that’s okay.

Spiritual Arts: Mastering the Disciplines for a Rich Spiritual Life by Jill Briscoe — If you could see my copy of this book you would crack up.  I have this habit of using tiny sticky notes to mark pages of books that have quotes or ideas I want to save for later. When I get the quote or note transferred to my bullet journal, I take out the sticky note.  Let’s leave it at this: I used a whole pad of sticky notes on this one.  SO good.

Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church from The Gospel Coalition — If you’re a part of leading the women’s ministry at your church or if you have a desire to serve women in the church, you need this book.  It’s more essay-ish in nature.  I’ve found myself skipping around to different chapters that focus on specific topics or issues I am dealing with.

A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin — This is a very small (like pocket-sized!) edition of Calvin’s classic.  It’s not light reading by any means but it is an excellent resource for all of us who are pursuing holiness in our personal lives.

Books I’ve Ordered …

Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife by Barbara Rainey — When women who have been married for four decades write a book about being a wife, I want it! Can’t wait to start digging into this one.

The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard by Kristin Schell — This one releases in June and I cannot wait. Kristin is one of my dearest friends and also one of the most amazing people on earth!

New Books for Girls …

One of my favorite part of knowing so many girl moms who are also writers is that I know about the best books being written for girls of all ages.  Here are two brand new ones:

Ruth: The Belle of Loyalty by Erin Weidemann — I am a HUGE fan of the Bible Belles books and of Erin’s ministry. If you have a little girl, she needs these books. Beautifully illustrated with biblically rich story. This is the fourth of the Bible Belles books and I have loved every one of them.

Lena in the Spotlight: Hello Stars by Alena Pitts with Wynter Pitts — Y’all! If you have a tween girl, get this book! Seriously. So good.  Alena starred in War Room and her mom has written two devotionals for tween girls  Perfect summer reading right here!

Bibles and such …

Also I reviewed the Christian Standard Bible, a new translation from B&H Publishing.  If you are looking for a new Bible for you, your husband, or your children, I highly recommend this translation. {Read review and learn more about the various editions of this Bible available here.}

Word Writers: James by Denise Hughes — I finished this study this month. I was doing it with an online group but I got behind. I’m a huge fan of the Word Writers studies (and of Denise!).

Entrusted: by Beth Moore — I also finished this one.  It took me way longer than the six weeks it’s written for but I wanted to soak in the wisdom of 2 Timothy.  If you are in ministry in any way, this is a study you really need to do!

Redeemed: Grace to Live Every Day Better than Before by Angela Thomas Pharr — I bought this study when I heard Angela speak in January. But just started it last week.  I joined the LifeWay Women online study and I think it’s going to be fabulous!

So, those are the books on my desk these days.  What are you reading?

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xoxo,

Teri Lynne

Books in this post

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Adorned|| Spiritual Arts || Word-Filled Women’s Ministry || A Little Book on the Christian Life

Letters to My Daughters || The Turquoise Table

Ruth: The Belle of Loyalty || Lena in the Spotlight

Christian Standard Bible || Word Writers: James || Entrusted || Redeemed

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