2017 Reading List for Christian Women
Almost every year I say I am going to read a bunch of books and then I don’t. I still read, but I just read too little. Reading fills me with so much joy and it fills my head with knowledge. That is why this year I am creating a reading list!
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If you didn’t know yet, I am doing a year of joy! As I stated above, reading fills me with joy, so why not make more time for it?
This year I am going to focus a lot on reading to learn. I am still going to read some books for entertainment, but my focus is on learning and growing as a Christian.
Okay. Confession time! I have a bunch of books on my bookshelf and huge list of books I want to read stashed away on my computer. I know I will never read these if I don’t make a goal of reading them. So I have taken a few books that are on my bookshelf and a few that I want to buy and have put them in my reading list.
Have you heard of some people having the goal of reading over 100 books in a year?! I really wish I could do that, but I know it is totally unrealistic for me. I have picked out 10 books that I absolutely want to read this year. I know other books will pop out over the course of this year so I have left a little wiggle room. I also know 10 books is doable! I will have the time to read that many in a year. 100 books? It’s just not going to happen.
You may also be asking “Wow… she must be a slow reader.” Well yes and no. I don’t have much time to read these days. With my husband running his business full time now, and more responsibilities around the house, I don’t have much time to sit down and read. Plus I really want to absorb the books I am reading, take notes, and take it slow. I can’t read a book fast and understand it. It takes time for my brain to digest what I am reading.
That is why I am going to create a reading journal! What?! They have those?! I know… there’s a journal for everything. There are a bunch of different downloadable pages you can find for free online to make a reading journal or you can just make your own. The idea is to have the list of books in a checklist in the front of your journal and then other pages for note taking and to write down your main takeaway from the books. That way you can keep track of the books you have read, when you read them, and remember what you read!
Okay. I wont keep you waiting anymore. Here is my reading list for 2017!
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald S. Whitney
Women of the Word – Jen Wilkin
Choosing Gratitude – Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Anxious For Nothing – John McArthur
If God is Good – Randy Alcorn
Make Room for What you Love – Melissa Michaels
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode – Crystal Paine
The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook – Pat Ennis and Dorothy Kelley Patterson
Doctor yourself: Natural Healing that Works – Andrew W Saul
Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do – David Brownstein
If you have read my new years resolutions, you will notice that a lot of these books go along with those resolutions. When you are choosing your books to read for this year, think about what you want to change or what you want to learn! Or you can follow along with me and read through my reading list!
What books are you reading this year? What books do you recommend others read?