Books I’m Reading

3 Feb

Hello there, friends! 

As you may have figured out by now,  my daughter has been blogging on here quite a bit lately.  She’s been asking to start a blog of her own for a long time now, so we decided she can start on mine until we’re comfortable with her having her own.  That’s a big deal, ya know!? Thankfully,  she’s happy with our compromise.

Right now I’m reading 3 books. 


Fervent by Priscilla Shirer is a book from the movie, War Room.  Although, I must warn you. This is not a book just talking about prayer, nor is it a book that’s meant to sit on your coffee table for curiosity. Priscilla Shirer says that we don’t have the luxury of playing nice with prayer. The enemy’s  strategies and schemes against our lives stop when we start praying…fervently.  She gets down and dirty exposing the devil’s lies that a lot of Christian’s have believed regarding the subject of fervent prayer. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is sick and tired of the enemy robbing you of all that God has for your life, your marriage,  your kids,  your finances, etc. This is definitely a Must Read and I’m not even completely finished with the book yet! 


All Things New is a historical fiction book by one of my favorite authors, Lynn Austin. I actually just finished it and I LOVED it!  (Which doesn’t surprise me) It’s written in the 1800’s, during the aftermath of the Civil War. The Weatherly Family is trying to adjust to life as they once knew it, while the slaves they once owned have all left to try and live this new life of freedom…All except one slave family. Lynn Austin does an excellent job at focusing in on every type of person living in that time; the slaves, the slave owners, soldiers,  the abolitionist, and the freed slaves. She really zoned in on all the chaos, confusion and fear that each character had to endure. For some, it caused them to draw closer to God, while others pulled away from him.  There is so much emotion in this book, that I couldn’t put it down!


The next book on my list is From Foreign to Familiar: A guide to understanding hot and cold climate cultures by Sarah A. Lanier.  We’ve been praying about a certain country for a few years now and so this book was recommended to us by a friend of ours who was a missionary in Sri Lanka. (Not the country we’re praying about.) 🙂

Are you a bookworm like me?  What books do you have on your list to read or have read lately that you recommend?


6 Responses to “Books I’m Reading”

  1. Jeremiah February 3, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Good s stuff mama, I think I’ll read a book and blog about it. 😉

  2. smithtribe6 February 4, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Naw, but I did just read Pride and Prejudice. It was really good book. The language was hard to follow but I got it … Lol I should say, the dialogue I guess? Is that the right word?

  3. Kelly February 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    Yes I like the foreign to familiar book! It’s very interesting ! I can’t wait to read the Lynn Austin one!!

  4. Delilah Sanchez February 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    I’m TRYING to read about three right now. Lol. I’m reading Bringing Up Girls, Power Of A Praying Parent, and The life-changing Magic of Tidying Up.

  5. melodynava February 8, 2016 at 1:50 am #

    I too, love, love, LOVE anything by Lynn Austin and Foreign to Familiar helped me so much and gave me so much insight that I can use here in Brazil. Thanks again to yo hubby for recommending it. I just finished reading the Paradise Valley Trilogy by Dale Cramer. It was about a new Amish settlement in Mexico led by the authors grandfather (or great, can’t remember). It was pretty interesting, crazy what they went through. Other than that, Julia and I have been reading through the whole bible together. It’s been great and her first time doing it. I’ll probably check out the prayer book. That’s for the recommendation. Tchau for now my Nutty Buddy!

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