Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I've been very out of the habit of reading in the last few years. I decided to pick up some of the books I've been meaning to get to for a while. So, I'm currently trying to be more purposeful in reading:
Believing God by R. C. Sproul, Jr. - contemplating the promises of God and letting them sink into my soul.
When Helping Hurts by Brian Fiklert and Steve Corbett - an in-depth look at poverty and how to effectively help, avoiding the pitfalls of creating dependence or exacerbating a problem with superficial fixes.
The Valley of Vision, a collection of puritan prayers.

And finally, I'm going to be joining a group from my church to read and discuss the 25th edition of Desiring God by John Piper. I've actually never read it, but have heard many good things about it over the years.

I'm writing these plans here in hopes that will help hold me accountable to the task... :)


Martha said...

I have read a few books this winter; The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Having A Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver, and One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. So much to glean, so much to think about.

Let me know how you like your choices and pick a daffodil or two for me. :)

Ruth said...

You'll have to let me know what you think of Desiring God. AB liked it, .... but I got angry in the second chapter.... and hurled the book across the room.....and stopped reading after that.

I'm the only I know with that extreme reaction though! I do love listening to JP preach, so I guess if I went back again now, quite a few years later, I may not get quite so angry about it!!

You've inspired me to think about reading more. Hope you find the task encouraging and helpful.