January 2, 2014

2014 Reading List

For now, this is what my book diet is shaping up to be this year. Crossing them off as I go!
  1. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas
  2. To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain, by Matt Chandler 
  3. God's Good Design: What the Bible Really Says About Men and Women, by Claire Smith 
  4. Ms. Understood: Rebuilding the Feminine Equation, by Jen Hatmaker
  5. The Dude's Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfiets, by Darrin Patrick
  6. Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God's Image, by Hannah Anderson
  7. Restless: Because You Were Made For More, by Jennie Allen
  8. The Emotionally Healthy Women: Eight Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life, by Geri Scazzero
  9. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life in Christ, by Peter Scazzero
  10. Angry Conversation with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir, by Susan E. Issacs
  11. Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes, by Shelene Bryan
  12. Chasing God, by Angie Smith
  13. Home Behind the Sun, by Timothy Willard and Jason Locy
  14. Paige Rewritten, by Erynn Mangum
  15. Divergent Trilogy, by Victoria Roth 
  16. Schools in Crisis: Why They Need Your Help (Whether You Have Kids or Not), by The Barna Group


What are you looking forward to reading this year?

16 comments :

  1. I hope you plan to review these as you go along. :) I'd really like to read that book by Matt Chandler. I've got several books in mind for this year but I received Follow Me by David Platt for Christmas, so I'll go with it first.

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    1. No worries there Jessica =) I'll definitely be giving snippet reviews/thoughts as I go along! I've yet to read that Platt book yet, so you'll have to let me know how it goes.

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  2. I plan to read Bonhoeffer as well. The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, Follow Me by David Platt, Lit by Tony Reinke, Night by Elie Wiesel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green are just a few others. :)

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    1. I'm about halfway through Bonhoeffer currently, and I think you're going to really enjoy it!

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  3. I love this list! The Divergent trilogy is so good. Let me know when you read it! What'd you think of Paige Torn? (I'm assuming you've read it.) I've wanted to read Mangum for years but never got around to it; I'm not a huge chick lit fan so I'm not sure how much I'd like it. But I'm definitely interested in your take on it.

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    1. I too am not a chick lit fan particularly, but I do enjoy Mangum's books... they remind me of myself in some... er... strange(?) ways (lol). Having said that, and even though I've not finished the current series, I have to say it's probably my least favorite. The Miss Match series was my favorite and her first.

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  4. I too am planning on reading the Divergent Trilogy. You have quite the list. :D

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  5. Oh wow, I feel ashamed... My "reading list", if I can call it so, consists of finishing "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis and reading the whole Bible. :) seeing your list, I feel motivated...:)

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    1. Reading the whole Bible in a year though is a lot to accomplish Nami, so I don't think there's any reason to feel bad =)

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  6. Let me know your opinion on Emma by Ms. Austen! I think I need to dig out my classic books and give them a re-read. You've inspired me. Haha! :)

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    1. Oh, I certainly will Laura! Next to Sense and Sensibility, it's my favorite from Miss. Autsen.

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  7. Hmm, my screen froze so I don't hink my comment went through (if it did, ignore this one!) but I wanted to mention that Redemption by Mike Wilkerson blew my mind and was a conduit for some large-level excavation project in my mind and heart. God brought redemption (and continues in His grace to do so!) through Redemption Groups at Mars Hill, which are led by Pastor Mike and he uses Redemption book. His Bible-focused teachings (the book relates the Israelites journey of of slavery of Egypt t our own personal Egypts of bondage in our lives) are coupled with small groups led by 2 leaders who help facilitate conversations that produce good fruit and a lot of pruning (ouch that part really hurt every week; coming face-to-face to the lies in my life and my comfort in plopping myself down and resting in them for so many years were unsettling and hard to deal with). I still look at my notes from the book and group series because the lessons are timeless and stand strong against the enemy's attacks time after time. Let me know what you think about it once you get to it!

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    1. It'll actually be a re-read for me, because I agree with you, it's such an incredible book. The best 'recovery' type I've ever read, and worth going through once a year for me =)

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  8. Sounds like a great list, Natalie!

    Hmm...my book resolutions don't often work out, unfortunately. I don't have as much of an appetite or time to read now that I'm in university, sadly. I know I'll be reading a ton of plays, some textbooks, a good portion of the Bible, a novel or two, and some of C.S. Lewis's non-fiction.

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    1. I too, go through those times with school as well... which is why I don't read nearly as much or as quickly as I use too in high school =(

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  9. Love this!! Which one was your absolute favorite? xxxooo Katie

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