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3 Books I Read This Week:

— All in all, there was a lot of food for thought, motivation, and inspiration in this book. I think it would be especially encouraging for those who feel called to do something but are struggling because it’s hard, and heavy, and discouraging, at times. It encouraged me to keep going, keep running the race I’ve been called to, and keep persevering even on those days when I really want to give up.

This was one of my favorite parts of the book…

3 Books I Read This Week

— I heard the author speak at a conference not too long ago and loved her suggestions and tips for dressing well. I was so inspired, in fact, that I went and bought her book and had her do my color analysis at the end of her session. This book is a fun read with lots of pictures and practical application.

I didn’t necessarily agree with all of the conclusions, but I love how it helped me further formulate what my style is and how I can put outfits together in a way that compliment my shape, height, and personality. And it’s a good thing I had this help because I had to spent quite a bit of time working on putting outfits together this week (see for more details!)

— This book was a huge hit at our house with all the kids. It starts out a little slowly but quickly picks up into a fast-paced adventure that all of our kids loved. They would beg me to read extra every day because they enjoyed it so much. And we were very sad when we finished the last chapter.

3 Books I Read This Past Week

9 Books I’m Reading This Week:

— Can I be really honest with you? Parenting books aren’t my favorite genre. In fact, I typically steer clear of them.

I was raised in an age and culture where many families followed parenting books and discipline plans to a tee and, well, much of the fruit from all that didn’t turn out so great. It left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole “follow steps A, B, and C as a parent and you’ll be a Godly family/good parent” etc.

So yes, I kinda prefer to stay far away from anything that remotely resembles a system or method of parenting. Because I truly have come to believe that there are no one-size-fits-all plans.

At any rate, I was hesitant to start this book because it fell under the “parenting book” genre. But I’m so glad that I did. I’m two chapters in and it is honestly turning out to be one of the best non-fiction books I’ve read in a long time.

I just want to sit and read the whole thing in one sitting. But on the other hand, I want to process it slowly so that I can take it all in!

— I am loving the Lent study so far… as I have loved all the She Reads Truth studies. Seriously, one of the best things I’ve invested in for my personal spiritual development and relationship with God ever.

— My new friend, , (who is not only been a huge blessing to my life by helping me with some business projects but is moving from Minnesota to just 15 minutes away from me this very weekend — I’m so excited!) sent me this book and said it was one of her very favorites ever. Can you believe I’ve never read it? I’m working on remedying that stat.

— All the kids have been anxious for me to start this one ever since it showed up in our mailbox!

— For years, Nick Vujicic has been a huge inspiration to me. I was excited to see that he had gotten married and is a dad now and am looking forward to reading this book from he and his wife.

— This book came highly recommended to me by a friend. It looks intriguing and I can’t wait to start it.

— So far, I’ve found this to be really engaging!

& — I’m slowly working through these as I seek to understand more about South African history.

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3 Books I Read This Past Week

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  • Caroine says:

    I recently finished “Lady in the mist” by Laurie Alice Eakes. It was very good, even though I had never read or heard anything from that author before, so I was pleasantly surprised and it was hard to put the book down!

  • Lisa says:

    The book I have been reading this last week is Boundaries. Learning how to develop better boundaries in my life.

  • Sarah C says:

    I’m listening to The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom right now. Amazing!

  • Mandy P says:

    I’m reading A Love that Multiplies and Unbroken.

  • Kindra says:

    I just finished reading Chasing Francis… it looked really interesting from reading your description. I got it from my library and finished it in a few days! I’m currently reading Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage.

  • Kirsten S says:

    I read The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander in two days. It was such a uplifting story. I would love a chance to win.

  • Sarah j says:

    Almost done with Unbroken and leading a moms’ group on Desperate by Sarah Mae.
    Love them both!

  • sandi holman says:

    Currently I am reading Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxis , but it’s a long read and will require several months.

  • Carol L says:

    I’m reading the Skeletons in God’s Closet, and I’m loving it!

  • says:

    The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

  • Krystal Arnold says:

    I’m reading “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”, by Joanna Weaver. So needed for me…. very encouraging to always seek what matters most first.

  • Brenda says:

    I am reading The River by Beverly Lewis

  • Erin says:

    I’m reading a collection of short Chesterton essays….so good!

  • Katie says:

    I recently finished Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. And I’ve been trying to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for a while now, but I keep putting it down and picking up another book.

  • Gretchen says:

    I am currently reading Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf. I have recently discovered this author and have really enjoyed her other 3 books.

  • Christa says:

    I just finished reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. I found it to be a very captivating and thought-provoking story about the journey of becoming your true self no matter your circumstances.

  • Alison S. says:

    I’m just about done with The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up. 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    i just finished reading Clutter Free by Kathy Lipp.

  • Nancy Roever says:

    I’m finishing up Confessions of a Raging Perfectionist by Amanda Jenkins. I’m enjoying her transparency as I too am a crazy perfectionists!

    • Nancy Roever says:

      And that accidental extra “s” on my comment is driving me crazy that I can’t fix it!

  • Emily says:

    I read The Reason by Lacey Sturm this week. She is the former lead singer of the Christian Rock band Flyleaf. Her story is challenging and inspiring. I highly recommend her book, especially if you are a fan of her music!

  • Karin says:

    I just finished Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

  • Clare says:

    I recently finished reading “Eat to Live” by Dr. Furhman and “The Practice of Godliness” by Jerry Bridges. Both were really great books that I am already starting to apply to my life. Currently I am reading “Insurgent” aloud with my husband and “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman.

  • Mel H. says:

    I am reading Lysa’s recent book. The best yes. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Natalie Schroeder says:

    I’m reading the Purpose Filled Life and another devotional book.

  • megan says:

    Almost finished with Sparkly Green Earring by Melanie Shankle.

  • Charis says:

    The Cricket in Times Square has some sequels that my daughter read on her own after I finished reading The Cricket to my kids aloud. Your daughters might enjoy reading the sequels!

  • Kate N. says:

    I just finished I Am Mordred. I teach 10th grade lit, and it was our most recent novel!

  • julie says:

    I’ve been reading Loving the Way Jesus Loves by Phil Ryken and Unglued by Lisa Terkeurst.

  • Rebekah A says:

    I’m reading Loving the Little Years, motherhood in the trenches and it is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I don’t want it to end.

  • Tara says:

    I am reading 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook and learning great things about how to make better choices for my family!

  • says:

    My husband reads to our 9 yr old at bedtime and he read Cricket in Times Square and our daughter just loved it! They have finished the TumTum and Nutmeg book and we found a Christmas one at the library! Our oldest daughter just read The Swap by Megan Shull and could not put it down! Our 6 yr old is just eating up books! He loves the fact he can read now!

  • robyn says:

    I am reading “Quiet” and I LOVE it so far.

  • Jessica Homan says:

    I recently finished, City of lost souls. I think it’s number 4, of the mortal instruments. Took me forever to finish, only starting to like the last 100 pages of these anymore. Also finished the silent wife, and seconds: a graphic novel.

    Starting, everything is perfect when you’re a liar, and one more thing.

  • sue says:

    I’m also reading Educating the WholeHearted Child…slowly and taking it all in- loving it!

    • sue says:

      WOOPS I meant Parenting…Educating is my other favorite read that I go back to again and again!

  • Ashley says:

    I recently read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Reading in the Wild.

  • says:

    I finished The Shepherd’s Song: A Story of Second Chances and The Antelope in the Living Room last week. I really loved the end of The Shepherd’s Song. The Antelope in the Living Room had me laughing out loud!

  • Denise says:

    I read the Warrior by Francine Rivers. I’m reading Chasing Francis currently as well as This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

  • Jo says:

    The winner of the giveaway is Ginaguate!
    Thank you for all your comments and book suggestions!

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