Isn’t it true that by the middle of January your resolutions are completing left by the wayside and you are onto something …. regular. So for me, I decided I would make my resolutions in the middle of January. That seems reasonable, right!? Maybe, like my good friend Samantha said, it would create sustainability in resolutions.
Well, one of my 2010 resolutions is to read, read, read! Here is my must-read list for this year – well, at least through March!
If you want to join me in this resolution, every picture is linked to http://amazon.com so that you can quickly purchase and begin to read as soon as possible!
A Year with C. S. Lewis By C. S. Lewis
Thought provoking and life challenging, C. S. Lewis helps his readers to love God well with their heart, mind, and life. Read day by day in order to soak up all the Lord wants to teach you through this great man’s godly wisdom.
Streams in the Desert By L. B. Cowman
My grandmother gave me this book for Christmas and ever since January 1, I have enjoyed it every day. L. B. Cowman, a frontier missionary who worked with her husband in Japan and China from 1901 to 1917 and endured much suffering, is such an inspiration and challenge to me as I read all that the Lord taught her. Don’t we all at sometimes feel like we are wandering in a desert, a bit weary and in great need of water. The Lord has poured His refreshing spirit over me, and I look forward to reading this book every day.
Pursuit of God By A. W. Tozer
I am reading this book in the 31-Day Experience version. Tozier hits you right between the eyes as he writes about the things of God in such a straightforward manner. He makes you deal with yourself, with your sin, and helps you to delight yourself in the Lord, for He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life By Hannah Whitall-Smith
What a beautiful cover – and what a beautiful inside too! Tozier and Smith deal with several of the same topics and Smith’s feminine point of view complements Tozier’s book, so I am so glad I am reading these two books together. Hannah Whitall-Smith writes that the Christian life is not to be one of legalism and lackluster, but abundant love life lived under the cross.
Heaven By Randy Alcorn
With this book, there is even a study guide, which from what I have heard from others who have read this book, I think would be really helpful! The book deals with heaven, a deep and profound subject, so to have a study guide may help to pull out the important aspects of each chapter and allow the reader to understand the main points and meditate well on what the Lord wants to show the reader.
E. M. Bounds on Prayer By E. M. Bounds
I have talked to so many friends and family who say that one of their New Year’s resolutions include praying more intentionally – for others, their family, themselves. This book is the perfect companion to growing your prayer relationship with the Lord.
Hopefully by the end of March, I will have read these books (except for the year long devotional books) and I will be onto a whole new list of great reads!