I recently re-discovered a love to read. I haven’t read leisurely since middle school with all of the necessary reading throughout high school and college (not that I read that, either). That said, I have a lot of catching up to do on good books. These 6 books that I plan on reading over the summer are probably old news but I am excited to start diving into them and I hope you are encouraged to read (or re-read) them too.
1.) Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore
I have read When Godly People Do Ungodly Things, Get Out of That Pit, and am currently reading Breaking Free: Day by Day devotional all by Beth Moore. She is such a great writer and has personal experiences that are real and relatable. I’m looking forward to journaling as I read God’s word through this book.
2.) Capital Gaines: Smart things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines
All of America has fallen in love with Chip and Joanna (me included, obviously). I especially adore them for the way they so clearly love the Lord. They have a book together called The Magnolia Story which I recently read and caused me to fall even more in love with them. I also highly recommend that book if you are a Fixer Upper fan. In Capital Gaines, Joanna writes a forward saying that this is a book about life “on the way” to your dreams. Not about what happens when you get to where you want to be, but who you become “on the way”.
3.) Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer
Surprisingly, I’ve never read any Joyce Meyer books. Like I said, I’m late to the party on good books. My mother, however, owns every book she’s ever written, I believe. I’m sure after reading just one of her books, I will be borrowing the rest from my mom.
4.) You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
Personally, I have been going through a rough patch in my life for a while now. Trying to overcome this, I am wanting to immerse myself with scripture, accountability, and Christian books. This one was recommended by mom, also, to help me during this time in my life.
5.) The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
I know about the 5 love languages from family members, small groups, etc. but I have never actually read this book. Although I do not have a significant other, nor am I preparing for marriage or anything to this extent, I still know this book will be a learning experience and great for future and current relationships.
6.) Angels: God’s Secret Agents by Billy Graham
This was a last-minute addition to my reading list when I stopped by a local bookstore and found this copy for ninety-nine cents. With the passing of Billy Graham this year, I thought this was only appropriate. This copy has a date handwritten in it of 1977 and the paper cover was very worn, so I threw that away after purchasing and that is why this book has no title on the front (not to mention, plain, hardcover books are great for decorating). 😉
What are you planning on reading this summer? Would you like to read these along with me and discuss them as we go? Please leave any comments or book suggestions and don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org ! 🙂