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What’s on your nightstand?—June

What's on Your Nightstand at _5 minutes for Books_ It’s the 4th Tuesday, so Jennifer asks, “What’s on your nightstand?

Since only yesterday I posted my wrap-up to Spring Reading Thing 2010, I’ll keep this short.

Finished from May’s nightstand
1. Worship Matters                                                         ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
      by Bob Kauflin
This goes to the heart of worship. Excellent.

2. The Bruised Reed                                                        ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
      by Richard Sibbes
This was the group book with We’ll start back on July 8 reading Arnold Dallimore’s biography on Charles Spurgeon. You still have time to join up now!

3. Sheet Music                                                                  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
      by Kevin Leman
This isn’t the kind of sheet music that sits on your piano. If you’re married, read it.

4. The Heart Mender                                                       ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
      by Andy Andrews
It’s a novel based on a true story in Alabama in the 1940s.

5. The Happiness Project
      by Gretchen Rubin
June’s goal on Gretchen’s blog has been Order. The goals for each week have been:
      Week 21: Don’t get organized 
      Week 22: Follow the one-minute rule
      Week 23: Find an exact place for things  
      Week 24: Clear a surface

Just started June nightstand
6. The Checklist Manifesto
       by Atul Gawande
This is the one I can’t put down! Written by a surgeon, he’s building a case for how something as simple as a checklist has saved thousands of lives.

7. A Severe Mercy
      by Sheldon Vanauken
It’s a love story between a man and a woman, and between them and God.

8. Broken-Down House
      by Paul David Tripp
Tripp’s books always speak to me in bottom-line language. This one is about living a holy life despite having a sinful heart and living in a sinful world.

9. Pride and Prejudice
      by Jane Austen
By popular vote last month, you all picked this Jane Austen book for me to read. It’s fun.

10. The DNA of Relationships
      by Gary Smalley, Greg Smalley, Michael Smalley, Robert Paul
Yes, it’s about relationships. “Life is relationships; the rest is just details.” So far it’s very good.

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What book are you reading this month? 


Becky@ Daily On My Way To Heaven said...

I am reading several,specially about Prayer, but one that is totally different is entitled Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination, by Brian Godawa. I bought it at Monergism.

It is a good book, (I would not read it again)but I did love the first chapters in which he explains how God's Story is full of imaginery, and plays in actions!

Have a most blessed day!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little over 100 pages into Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. It's very good so far and very different. It takes place in Ethiopia somewhere around the late 1950s. I'm just getting into the complex story. I'm also reading The Fat Fallacy by Dr. Will Clower. It's changing the way we eat and shop for food. After seeing Food, Inc., we're trying to cut out processed foods and eat more organic fruits and veggies. I've even been making our own bread (if you knew me, you'd be falling over with shock right now--I'm a terrible cook). But, I'm really getting the hang of it and my family eats up the healthy bread (I use Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day as my guide).

bekahcubed said...

Yay for Pride and Prejudice--I'm glad that one got picked.

I always enjoy your book lists--and then reading your comments on them throughout the month. Happy reading!

Carrie said...

OOoh ooh. I like all of your books. I have some books about worship on my stack, but not the one you listed here. Definitely a topic I feel like honing in on in the near future as we've been examining worship styles for ourselves. I LOVE music and I think 'getting back to the heart of worship' is a very important thing to do.

Kara said...

Great list!! I really want to read both Worship Matters and A Bruised Reed! The Spurgeon book sounds great too! I really enjoyed Sheet Music a few years ago. And that Tripp title is a new one to me. I'll have to check it out.

Abi @ the Princess Diaries said...

Ah, Pride and Prejudice...I always wanted to read it but never did cause I was just so spoiled by all the movies! :-) Love the pictures of your books by the flowers. I have Sheet Music on my list (e-hem from last month!) and I hope I can finish it as well. It's hard since I read it together with my husband and it's not easy to find time to read one chapter a day! :-) Happy reading!

morninglight mama said...

I just finished P&P this month- I had never read Austen before (other than a failed attempt with Sense and Sensibility), and I quite enjoyed it!

Beth said...

What a great list. The Checklist Manifesto looks extremely interesting.

Lisa Spence said...

Pride and Prejudice, my all time favorite. Read A Severe Mercy years (decades) ago; would love to revisit it as I remember it providing much food for thought!

Upstatemamma said...

I'm planning on buying a copy of Pride and Prejudice this week and reading it. :)

Veggiemomof2 said...

I like Kevin Leman books. Happy reading!


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