What’s on your nightstand?—August

August nightstand books Finished from July’s nightstand
1. Broken-Down House 
     by Paul David Tripp
Excellent! I’ll return to this one. It shows how you let God make the most of your life with the “house” you’re in. Read it.

2. Tribes
     by Seth Godin
Gives you an inspirational kick to go for it, whatever “it” is for you. Seth writes concisely and without fluff. I love that style.

3. One in a Million
     by Priscilla Shirer
Very good. Encourages you to believe like Joshua and Caleb to enter the Promised Land that God promises you.

4. Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon
     by Mark Di Vincenzo
Interesting tidbits about the best season to buy things, the best times to visit the Grand Canyon (oops! we did the exact opposite), etc.

5. The New Kind of Love
     by E. W. Kenyon
So comforting. Everything comes down to Love. A quick read, but a profitable one.

6. Spurgeon 
     by Arnold Dallimore
A faith-builder. Charles Spurgeon definitely lived his life for Jesus. It will encourage you to keep on trying, too, despite hardships and/or successes.

Continuing
7. The Last Ember
     by Daniel Levin
I’m on page 350; only 65 more pages to go. Isn’t this about the best place to be in a novel? I’m learning a lot about ancient Biblical archaeology as I go.

8. The Happiness Project
      by Gretchen Rubin
August’s goal on Gretchen’s blog (roughly coinciding with the book) is Fun. The goals for each week have been:
      Week 29: Find some fun!  
      Week 30: Make time for fun   
      Week 31: Abandon a fun project 
      Week 32: Start a collection 

Just started
9. Finally Alive
     by John Piper
I should just make it a goal to read every book Piper has written. He always makes me think a little (or a lot) differently and hopefully more biblically accurate. This book is already doing that. 

10. Same Kind of Different as Me
     by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Why am I scared to read this? I think it will challenge prejudices that I don’t even know I have.

11. I’m Still Here
     by John Zeisel
Another book on Alzheimer’s. I need to know more.

12. Bound and Determined: Christian Men & Women in Partnership
     by Jeanene Reese
Almost finished and thoroughly enjoying it. Written by a professor at Abilene Christian University, this book explores how men and women should and can work together in many of life’s ministries. What's on Your Nightstand at _5 minutes for Books_

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What book are you enjoying this month?

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What’s on your nightstand?”

16 comments:

Susan said...

You're reading so much! I would enjoy a lot of these; "The Last Ember" particularly sounds good.

Lisa notes... said...

Susan,
I was surprised at how much I got read this month - being on vacation for over a week had a LOT to do with it. :-) Otherwise, most of my reading happens in the early morning hours while I'm still in bed.

The Last Ember is definitely interesting. I don't read novels very often, so it has to be good for me to stay with it.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I read more books this month than I realized.

mine

bekahcubed said...

So many different people have read and highly rated David Paul Tripp--I should really give him a look-see. Same Kind of Different as Me also looks interesting, and challenging.

I'll be back to hear your thoughts on all the ones you're still working on--I enjoy reading your reviews!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Tribes is totally on Toben's reading list for the camping trip we're taking to the Tetons next week. And as for "Same Kind of Different As Me"? Well, it's amazing. And you will love it. And, yep, be challenged.

Love seeing all the books you have going!

Joanne

Nise' said...

Looks like I am going to have to get One In A Million. I've done a couple of studies by Priscilla and they were great.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I also finally had a good reading month, thanks to vacation (where my husband drives!) and a visit to family (ditto).

Lisa notes... said...

Nise',
Yes, if you know you already like Priscilla, definitely read One in a Million.

Jennifer,
Exactly! The reason I got to read so much on vacation was also because my husband was doing the driving. :-)

Carrie said...

Interesting thoughts as to why you haven't read Same Kind of Different as Me. Perhaps that's my problem also. I like your honest thoughts there! (I almost picked up this book AGAIN yesterday.)

I also love it that you are still working through The Happiness Project.

As always - love your list. =)

Barbara H. said...

Quite a list! I've had Same Kind of Different as Me on my shelf for months at the high recommendation of a friend, but I keep forgetting it is there. I've heard it is wonderful, but the write-up on the back doesn't really sound interesting. One of these days I will get to it.

Natalie said...

Great book list. Decided to read "I'm Still Here" after seeing the author in the documentary on DVD "I Remember Better When I Paint". The film examines how the creative arts open doors of communication for those with Alzheimer's, and helps rebuild quality of life too. This is a good film to watch, learned a lot and was inspired.

morninglight mama said...

The Buy Ketchup in May book is a great resource!
-Dawn, 5minutesforbooks.com

Big Fat Mama said...

The Bible, and Charles Swindoll's book, Parenting, From Surviving to Thriving.
Big Fat Mama

denise said...

Lisa, I know Jeanene. She and our pulpit minister's wife in Fayetteville were good friends from Abilene. She came to do a ladies' retreat. Very sweet, very smart. They are a great family. I just finished reading all of Davis' readers for this year so we could have a mini-book club and check to make sure he really read them! There are some tough topics to discuss but we are going to take it one bridge at a time. Someone suggested The Help to me. Have you read it? Denise

Lisa notes... said...

Denise,
How cool that you know Jeanene. I finished her book yesterday; very good.

So you’ve been getting in lots of good reading. I always enjoyed pre-reading the books I wanted Morgan and Jenna to read--and eliminating a few before they ever got to them. ha. Hope you and Davis have some great conversations; I’m sure you will!

I have not read The Help, but I’ve heard that it’s very good. It’s on my list. Let me know what you think if you get to it before I do.

Jessica said...

Same Kind of Different as Me, was amazing. I was a little unsure when i picked it up and the first few chapters i sort of had to force myself through, but then i was hooked and i couldn't put it down. Definitely changes your perspective on a lot of things. You won't be disappointed.

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