Here’s what I’m reading this month.
By: Gordon MacDonald
About cultivating deeper people in the church.
It’s written in narrative form. The hook has pulled me in; I’m ready for its content now.
What Women Fear
By: Angie Smith
About turning over our fears to God.
Jenna and I are reading this together and watching the accompanying videos at the (in)Courage book club. It’s nice to read about a few fears that I don’t actually have (but several that I do).
The Cross of Christ
By: John Stott
About why the cross matters in every part of your life.
It can be laborious in spots, but the good parts reward the hard readings. Plodding through with the group at Challies.
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure
By: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
About our lack of joy in Christ and how to get it back.
I’m sad I’m almost finished. I’m at 95% (Kindle talk—no idea what page # that would be). It’s a collection of sermons but they connect seamlessly and are so rich in theology and in practicality.
Finished from September’s nightstand
Enemies of the Heart
By: Andy Stanley
About how to handle guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy.
This was actually very practical. I’m already putting it into practice when I need to deal with these issues. I’ll do a full review soon....
The Practice of the Presence of God
By: Brother Lawrence
About remembering that God is with you all the time.
Oh, I love this little book. I’m sure I’ll re-read it again in another few years.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
By: J. K. Rowling
About Harry’s second year at Hogwarts.
I needed some reading just for fun. I liked this second book more than the first one, but was advised not to stop at this one.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
By: J. K. Rowling
About Harry’s third year at Hogwarts.
I heard this is the book that would either hook me or not. Okay, so I’m hooked. I’ll read book four soon.
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What book is on your nightstand?