Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What's On My Nightstand, February
Here's a look at what I'm reading this month!
I recently finished reading...
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, for our January book club. Loved it again!
Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Root by J.C. Ryle, an exposition of the believer's sanctification. Good stuff!
The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello. I loved the first books in this series so despite retiring from the book review business I decided to give it one more go when offered this title as part of a blogger book tour. I liked it, perhaps not as much as the others, but I liked it nonetheless.
I'm currently reading...
Suncatchers by Jamie Langston Turner. She's one of my favorite novelists. I hadn't read this, her first book, so when I saw it at the thrift store for 50 cents, I grabbed it up. So far, so good.
Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life by Elyse Fitzpatrick, for this month's book club. Good, good, good! I'm about halfway through and I have nothing to criticize and everything to recommend. It's the gospel and real life, a message I need to hear (and heed) daily.
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever. This a re-read, this time for our Wednesday night class at church. If you haven't read it, you should.
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. I told you I'd started this one and, well, I'm still only three chapters in.
I plan to read next...
I'd like to read the next books in the series by Jamie Langston Turner: Some Wildflower in My Heart and By the Light of a Thousand Stars. I haven't read either one in years but Suncatchers has whetted my appetite and I look forward to revisiting them. In March our book club will be reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliott and I am definitely looking forward to that! I've got a couple of memoirs in my stack that I may jump into (Girl Meets God and I am Hutterite). I'd also like to finish up Surprised by Grace and When People Are Big and God is Small, both of which I started reading ages ago and never got around to finishing.
What about you? What are you reading this month? Let us know in the comments or link up at 5 Minutes for Books!