2009 can effectively be called the Year of Reading for me, or lets hope so in anyways. I have always enjoyed reading but over the past few months my appetite for it has increased as hopefully my appetite for brownies has decreased....maybe...
So without adieu, in no particular order, here is my 2009 reading list...so far:
*Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer- My friend, Glenn recommends this book on his Top 10 reading list and says the following about this book: "It's a little book jammed with insight into life with God. It will make you uncomfortable with your walk with God as it currently is. And that's a good thing."
*Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay- My friend, Melanie highly recommended this book series. As we enter a new phase of parenting with Malone, I want to be informed, creative and resourceful. This book is part of that quest.
*Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- I know it is shameful how few of the classics I have read. I can hear my friend, Laura Caldwell gasping now that I have never read this romantic classic.
*How Then Shall We Live: the Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis Schaeffer- This one made my husband's Top Ten list and said the following about it: "A book for anyone that wants to know how our present culture got to where it is today and the people, ideas, and moments that acted as the catalysts. Schaeffer makes history incredibly relevant and interesting." Sounds good to me.
*Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp- I have heard so many good things about this book. Amazon said this about the book, "Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing."
*Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer- A Christian must-read, or so I've been told, about the attributes of God.
*The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fford- Recommended by my mom. My mom reads cool stuff.
* Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias- Written by apologetics scholar, and recently, CNN tv host, Ravi Zacharias "contrasts the truth of Jesus with founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, strengthening believers and compelling them to share their faith with our post-modern world." One of my favorite classes in college was Comparative Religions. I think this book will be in the same vein.
* Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell- I'm actually currently reading this one. I have loved all of Gladwell's books (Tipping Point, Blink) for his interesting sociological insights. My favorite tidbit of this book so far is the correlation Gladwell makes between the most successful Canadian Ice Hockey players and their birth dates. Super interesting.
I also want to read a Russian author (maybe finish Anna Karenina), an autobiography/biography and some more on current events.
Any suggestions on what else I should read? I'm up for anything, fiction, non-fiction, classic, non-classic, etc. Share the wealth of wisdom!