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!


  1. Oh my, I think my TBR might just burst. I wanna read "Holiness" and "Because He Loves Me". I've never read Jamie Langston Turner--but if she's one of your favorite authors... And then all those ones you're considering for next...

  2. I have I am Hutterite in my stack as well. Perhaps a good ol' "reading race" might help me to get to it faster. If you decide to pick it up and get going on it, let me know. I may just drop whatever it is I'm reading and join you (I say on Dickens month...)

  3. So many people in the Nightstand world have mentioned One Thousand Gifts. I'm extremely curious now. From your list I've read Through Gates of Splendor. It was a really thought-provoking book, worth the time and reflection.

  4. I'm curious to know what you think of Girl Meets God.

    Resisting all other temptation to add some of these books to my stack (although I really need to!)

  5. Loved Some Wildflower. I want to read more by J.L.Turner. You have given me several ideas for my book club. Thanks!

  6. Love, love Jamie Langston Turner. Even when I downsized my personal library quite a bit, I absolutely couldn't part with her books. :)

  7. Love, love Jamie Langston Turner. Even when I downsized my personal library quite a bit, I absolutely couldn't part with her books. :)