March 6, 2017

5 books on my future reading list


No Little Women

I really enjoyed Aimee Byrd's previous book, 'Housewife Theologian' and I'm looking forward to diving into this one. I believe this subject, of women and theology, is so important, and I'm happy to see more books about it.

Goodreads says here:

"Why are so many well-intentioned women falling for poor or even false theology? The Devil has been effectively targeting women from the beginning, so why are they often left to fend for themselves in so-called women's ministries?

Strengthening women in the church strengthens the whole church. Cultivating resolved, competent women equips them to fulfill their calling as Christ's disciples and men's essential allies.


Writing to concerned women and church officers, Aimee Byrd pinpoints the problem, especially the commodification of women's ministry. Aimee answers the hot-button issues: How can women grow in discernment? How should pastors preach to women? What are our roles within the church and points us in the direction of a multifaceted solution."



Villette

'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte is one of my all time favorite novels and I've been wanting to read her others books.

I'm looking forward to this novel because I've heard the main character Lucy Snowe is an introvert. As an introvert myself, it's always nice to read novels with a character with a similar deposition.

Amazon describes it here:

"With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette.

There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel.

Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love." 



Church History 101

I've always been interested in church history but a bit intimidated by large books on the subject. I was excited to find this one which is a brief history of the last twenty centuries.

Goodreads says here:

"Church history is important because it shows us how God's faithful dealings with His people in the Bible continue in the ongoing life and work of Christ in our world.

If you have ever wished for a short book highlighting church history's most important events that will enlighten your mind and peak your interest, this is the one you've been waiting for.

Three prolific church historians collaborate their efforts in Church History 101 to present you with a quick read of church history's high points."



Answers to Prayer

I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now. George Mueller is someone who trusted God to provide all his needs while running an orphanage in 19th century England.

Goodreads says here of his book:

"When George Mueller could not get it out of his mind to open a house for orphans in late 1835, he purposed to do so "that God might be magnified by the fact that the orphans under my care are provided with all they need, only by prayer and faith."

For over sixty years George Mueller wrote down the details of the Lord's provision. Thousands of orphans depended on Mueller, and Mueller, in turn, depended solely on the Lord.


Prayer is an urgent matter that always yields crucial results. Through his narrative account, Mueller reveals how powerful and spiritually rewarding prayer can be in your life."



Hillbilly Elegy

I've seen this memoir around Christian blogging circles and it sounds very interesting. So I'm going to give it a go. I'm just waiting for it to come into my local library. : )

Here's a bit of how Goodreads describes it:

"From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. 

Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream."

26 comments:

  1. I just got No Little Women a few weeks ago and hope to read it some time this year. I had not read her first book, but I have heard good things about both. I had not heard of Villette, but Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, so I will look for this one. I know very little about church history, so Church History 101 sounds like a great resource. I have not read that book by Muller, but I have read his autobiography and was much inspired by it. I've seen many positive reviews of Hillbilly Elegy. You've got some great reading ahead!

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    1. I just ordered 'No Little Women' so really looking forward to reading it! 'Church History 101' was very good! Just recently finished it, it's a short one. : ) I have a feeling this Mueller book has excerpts from his autobiography, but not 100% sure. I just finished it as well and it was very good.

      Thanks for stopping by Barbara!

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  2. Oh man... my weakness is books and there are a few here that I haven't heard of yet! Uh oh!

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    1. I know the feeling!

      Happy Reading Karrilee! : )

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  3. I haven't heard of any of these books until reading about them on your post today. So glad that we are neighbors at #TestimonyTuesday today, I have just added a few more books to my read list this summer... shhh don't tell my husband :) lol

    Also, I would love if you would consider linking up to my NEW Thursday Party #TuneInThursday it stays open until Sunday. You can find it here: http://debbiekitterman.com/blog/
    (Please feel free to delete the link if you feel it is inappropriate to post here).

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    1. Hope you enjoy the ones you pick!

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie! : )

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  4. Visiting you from Writer Wednesday. Thanks for a great list of books. I have heard about George Mueller, and I added the book about him to my list of want-to-reads. His prayer life sounds amazing. May your soul be refreshed as enjoy reading so many wonderful books.

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    1. I just finished the George Mueller book and it was very good. Hope you enjoy it Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by. : )

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  5. I found Hillbilly Elegy to be an enlightening book. It’s always good to really listen to others’ perspectives, and that book presents another perspective well. Hope you have happy reading days ahead with these 5 books!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading it. Hoping it comes into the library soon!

      Thanks Lisa!

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  6. No Little Women sounds really interesting. I may need to add that to my list! Thanks for the ideas :)

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    1. I agree! I'm so looking forward to reading it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Great list - pinning for reference! Thanks for linking up at Literacy Musing Mondays!

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    1. Thanks for pinning my post Brandi!

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  8. Reading book reviews like yours are dangerous for me. I've already ordered "No Little Women." Maybe if I live 2 lifetimes I'll read all the books on my reading list! Seriously, this sounds like an important book. Thanks so much for reviewing it.

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    1. I'm patiently waiting for my order of 'No Little Women.' : ) Hope you enjoy it Donna!

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  9. You mentioned two books that are on my want to read list. I've never read anything by Aime except her blog, so I want to read one of her books, and I've heard such good things about Hillbilly Elegy.

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  10. I was just looking at that George Muller one earlier this week...

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    1. It's very good. I really enjoyed it and not to long.

      Thanks for stopping by Heather!

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  11. Cathy,
    What a great list. I feel kindred because I love Jane Eyre and I'm in seminary now, part-time schedule...blessings :-)

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    1. God bless you in seminary Dolly! Glad you stopped by. : )

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  12. George Mueller and his story is one of the best. You will really like that one. I have not heard of Villette but will look for it. Thanks for such a fine list.
    ~ linda @ https://thereaderandthebookreviews.wordpress.com

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    1. I just finished the George Mueller book and loved it. Will be sharing a little bit about it next week.

      Thanks for stopping by Linda!

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  13. I've never heard of any of these, even the Bronte one! Happy reading! Thanks so much for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina

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