Summer Reading Update

 Now that Fall has begun and Summer is fading into great memories, I guess I should confess my shortcomings and rejoice in a few victories where my summer reading list is concerned.

A Lineage of Grace
by Francine Rivers: I have enjoyed several of Francine River's books and this one is excellent! I have not finished this one yet. I'm about half way done.. it's very good but I keep getting distracted by other things.

Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in all of Life.
by John Piper. A wonderful compilation of 120 short meditations from John Piper's A Godward Life-- I have loved reading a short section of this before going to bed at night. Still reading this one as well-- it's a short section for every day. A great way to end the day.

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee. Somehow I have lived 28 years and never read this Southern Classic. I found this nice hardback copy for two dollars at a used book store and I look forward to diving into it! Have yet to begin this one.

Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp. In the last month or so, Lucy has really grown into her personality-- well, that pretty much covers it. Lance and I feel the need to read a couple good parenting books and hopefully, stay one step ahead of her. HA! I haven't gotten very far in this one either.

Feminine Appeal 
by Carolyn Mahaney
I am ashamed to say I started reading this book when I was still pregnant with Lu and somehow before I finished it, I misplaced it. It has been found and added BACK to the pile. GREAT book so far I am getting very close to the end of this book. It's a wonderful mix of practical and spiritual advice for wives and mothers who wish to glorify their God and bless their families with their lives. I have gathered much from it.

by Ravi Zacharias.
 The book deals with the sovereignty of God in all of life and seeing His hand at work all of our life events. I haven't started it yet, but it looks good! This is the first book I have read by Ravi Zacharias but I have found it to be hugely encouraging-- especially in the midst of circumstances beyond our control that can be faith-testing. I have come face to face again with God's Gracious Sovereignty and it has helped me to keep my eyes on Him.

by Molly Wizenberg
 LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I finished it last month and I just enjoyed it so much that I have passed it on to a friend. The book gave me a very REAL desire to go to Paris and to cook almost every single recipe therein. Oh, and it inspired me to try a chocolate croissant for the very first time. Big mistake. Huge. (Note: if you were going to try one, get it from the Fresh Market.. Oh, and buy one for your husband so he can have his own.)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Year 6)by J. K. Rowling.I've been putting this one off since it is so huge an undertaking... I have put myself on "big book" restriction until I finish a few of the others... But it seems like the perfect book for chilly evenings that are destined to be coming our way! I've read it before and I know I will enjoy it again. 

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