Saturday, December 30, 2006

Great books of the year!

The award for top book of the year goes to.................................
Okay, I can't really pick just one. I have read so many books this year that are very good! I love to sit down and read a good book from cover to cover but rarely get to.

So, here goes. Some of my favorite books this year. The best fictional books in my opinion are the ones that are a self-help kinda book wrapped up in a story. They change you and the lesson sticks with you alot longer than any self-help book you'll ever read. Not in any particular order.
A Time to dance by Karen Kingsbury
A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury
These books opened my eyes to the little things that can cause a marriage to disintegrate over time. The second was a continuation of the first but with a new lesson. It was about how God has a plan for our lives. We may not understand it and there will be trouble but he uses our troubles to change others and bring them to him. I must warn you that it was a sad book. I felt like crying the whole time I read it. But, it was very good.

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers
This book was also about marriage and it makes you consider the little things that you remain angry about and how they steal your marriage away. It's also about trusting God. Listening to God and not others about what you should do.
The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
This book is about a child concieved in rape and how many prominent christians push and almost force her to have an abortion. This was very eye opening. I would recommend you read it for yourself to fully get the points and emotions of all the characters.

Non-fictional books:
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh Demoss
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp(This is the most important book to read regarding parenting with the exception of the Bible).

I am sure I have read more books than these but I can't think of any right off that I have read and they made a big impression on me.

I hope all of you enjoy the last few days of the year! Happy New Year!


1 comment:

Joy said...

I did not read "The Scarlet Thread", but I found all of the others to be very good. If you liked "To Train Up A Child", you may want to read "Child Training Tips" by Reb Bradley or "What the Scripture Says About Child Training" by Richard Fugate.
I will get back with you about children's books. Glad you all are doing well. Happy New Year!