Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What Is On My Nightstand?

We just set up a new computer, and for some reason it is not allowing me to copy and paste anything. So for now, I have no pictures, but wanted to participate in this month's "What's On Your Nightstand?":

http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/

Here are the books that I am currently reading. I have been picking up whichever one I feel in the mood for at any given moment.

1) Do You Think I'm Beautiful?: The Question Every Woman Asks by Angela Thomas. (This book is FULL of insights and the author is so real and transparent)

2) Girl Perfect: Confessions of a Former Runway Model by Jennifer Strickland (This is a great look into our desire for attention and how God transformed a model and met the needs her fame and beauty could not)

3) Strong Women, Soft Hearts: A Woman's Guide to Cultivating a Wise Heart and a Passionate Life by Paula Rinehart (I have still not read the whole book...it is AWESOME, and very deep which is why I am reading it slowly)

4) Ruby Slippers: How the Soul of a Woman Brings Her Home by Jonalyn Fincher (There were a couple parts I did not agree with in this book, but I am still finding it a worthy read and life transforming in many parts!)

5) 101 Ways to Get and Keep His Attention by Michelle Hammond (This may sound like a desparate title LOL, but it is actually a great book and easy read on what MEN say grabs them about women and this is a good reminder even for wives who want to KEEP their man's attention)

6) Secrets of Eve: Understanding the Mystery of Female Sexuality by Archibald Hart (I just started this book. It is thick and looks very promising to reveal a woman's sexuality on deeper levels. It is not just a book about sex, but sexuality.)

These are the books I will begin reading this month (before the next what is on your nightstand):

7) Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge (I am really looking forward to this book!!! I read Captivating and it changed my life. I am looking forward to understanding more how God romances me!)

8) Havah: the Story of Eve by Tosca Lee (This is the only fictional book I am reading. I am sort of doing a study on the beginning of femininity, not just femininity in general. I am trying to grasp a greater understanding of the first woman on earth and God's intentions for womanhood. So I am hoping this book may provide some insights for me even though it is fiction.)

9) Lifegiving: Discovering the Secrets to a Beautiful Life by Tammy Maltby (Just looked like an awesome book into the life giving role of women and I am really looking forward to reading it!)

10) Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body by Lilian Barger (This should be interesting. It is about how a woman's body is more than just physical, but how it is connecting to things spiritual. Yet the descriptions on amazon are much deeper than mine, so check them out. God has been speaking much to me about my body as of late...about a woman's body. I am feeling there is more than meets the eye and just obeying God in His leading me to read this book...)

11) Five Little Questions That Reveal the Life God Designed For You by Dannah Gresh (see below for more)

12) Pathway to Purpose for Women: Connecting Your To-Do List, Your Passions and God's Purposes for Your Life by Katie Brazelton (This book and the one before it sort of speak for themselves. Basically, I am hoping they will help me understand the calling on my life better and balance the reality of demands with fulfilling my goals and passions).

Now if I happen to read all these before the month is up (LOL) the next two books on my shelf that I am looking forward to reading are:

* The Allure of Hope: God's Pursuit of a Woman's Heart by Jan Meyers

* Falling in Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life by Dee Brestin

4 comments:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Sounds like some really great books! I haven't heard of most of them, but the authors are familiar.

Lindsay said...

You have some wonderful books on your list. Have fun reading this month :-)

ibeeeg said...

Many on your list I have not heard from.
Havah: the Story of Eve sounds intriguing. I am going to check into this one.
Happy Reading!

Mommy said...

Boy Esther, Your books must be reaching the ceiling on your nightstand! ♥

 

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