What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Books

The books we read during our life will impact us in some shape or form. This being said, it is important to choose wisely! Out of the 40 books I read in 2011 I wanted to share the top 6 that had the greatest effect on my life:
This has got to be one of my favorite books, ever. It's so encouraging for my season of life and current walk! If you're a daughter still at home or you want to know more about what it's like to live fruitfully at home before marriage, this is a must read!
This book is a necessity for every Christian woman- I think one of our biggest problems is an ungrateful heart toward the Lord!
Our purpose is to glorify the Lord AND enjoy Him forever. This book is about how to glorify God BY enjoying Him forever!
Most people, in some form or other, have a fear of man. This is directly the opposite of what we are commanded to do in fearing God, rather than man. A much-needed change for this girls' heart!
Surrender to the will of God- it's the best thing we can do!
Just the title of this book convicts me! I think I may make it an annual or bi-annual read. It's worth being reminded of what our lives are all about! (Plus, it's a John Piper book!)

So, what were your top reads for this past year? What's on your reading list for 2012??


Hannah said...

I read alot of books on pregnancy and birth! I also read "To Have and to Hold" which is a really good book!

Tabitha said...

Hi Amanda!
You've got some great books there!
Don't Waste Your Life is one of my favorites. Joyfully at Home is one of the books I hope to read. This past year the book I've enjoyed the most is Revivals and Revivalism by Ian Murray. I would definitely recommend it! It's kind of hard to read because it's as thick as melted dark chocolate but just as good! I'm reading "The Suffering of Man and the Sovereignty of God" by Spurgeon right now and I think I'm going to read The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson next. Thanks for posting! I love seeing what my sisters in Christ are reading!

Amanda said...

Thank you, both for commenting!
Hannah- I would expect (no pun intended) that you'd have read lots of books on pregnancy! ; ) And I'm glad that you got to read "To Have and To Hold"- it IS such a great book!
Tabitha- Sounds like you read some great, faith-building books! I love your metaphor, by the way! : ) Let me know what you think after you read Joyfully at Home- It'd be fun to compare notes!