Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Book Recommendations by me

Besides my three all-time favorites (Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers; Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas; and The Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study by Jen Hatmaker), here are a couple of books I've read in the last couple of months that I highly recommend:
1.) 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders - It's great if you want a better understanding of the basic framework of Scripture. There's not a ton of heavy reading, just mainly filling in charts and stuff like that, which really helped me to learn the info more quickly. It's great if you've never really studied the Bible much or if you have for a long time but really need some questions answered. It's been an excellent resource for me. It says it's 15 minutes a day for 30 days, but it took way less than 15 minutes, so some days I doubled and tripled up. It was exciting!
2.) Nice Girls Don't Change the World by Lynne Hybels - It's a teeny-tiny book with a big message. Seriously, it's one of those really short books, perfect for those who are short on time, but it's a great subject to think on, especially for people who are really wanting to engage in the role God has for each of us in our local churches. Our group of pastors' wives at church that meets monthly will be talking through the message of this book at our meetings the next couple of months, and I'm really looking forward to the discussion.

I'm always up for hearing book recommendations from anyone!

And I forgot to of yesterday, Jonah is 19 months old!!! I can't believe it. We're closer to his 2-year birthday than to his first.....crazy.


Andrea said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I know that you and I have similar tastes in books. By the way, I heard the other day that "The Last Sin Eater" by Francine Rivers is going to be made into a movie. I am curious to see if it comes out soon.

Besty, Chandra, Jennifer and I are reading through the Bible this year, so we might need to get that guide to undestanding scripture. I am only two weeks in, and already confused in some places!

Courtney said...

hey there. nice picks...i shall read that little one about not changing the world...i've read all the others i think. i like them but i didn't like a modern girls bible study as much as you did...but its still good. you should check into terri blackstock books...they are my favorite...she is awesome