Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Books - My First Meme!

Ah, the wondrous power of words! Since I was a child, I've loved to have my nose in a book. And one of the pleasures of kids in piano lessons and other "mom sits and waits" activities is taking a book along!

Lisa at Lisa Writes and Chris at Come to the Table have both been doing a Book Meme this week. They've invited the rest of us to participate, so here's my list.

BOOKS THAT HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE:

The Bible

When Heaven is Silent by Ron Dunn - this is the absolutely best book I've ever read on God's sovereignty and goodness. Now only available from the website his wife has maintained since his death.

Your Girl by Vicki Courtney - Vicki has great insight and wisdom in raising our girls. The examples she gave which included conversations which her son also gave great insight into raising boys, as did her follow-up book Your Boy.

A Woman's Heart by Beth Moore - this Bible Study made me fall in love with the Old Testament and the continuity between the Old and New Testaments. All my life I'd been taught that Christ fulfilled the law. This study demonstrates it in vivid detail.

BOOKS I'VE READ MORE THAN ONCE:

As a kid, I read books over and over. Practically memorized Little Women and the Little House series.

Haven't read too many books more than once as an adult -- too many I haven't read the first time. But I suspect I'll be reading these again because they were so outstanding: A Walk in the Park by Barbara Andrews, When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin, Healing Stones by Nancy Rue, The Note by Angela Hunt

BOOKS I'D WANT ON A DESERT ISLAND:

The Bible - that's a given
When Heaven is Silent - because if I were on a desert island I'd definitely need it!!
Anything by Angela Hunt, Charles Martin, or Nancy Rue

BOOKS THAT MADE ME LAUGH:

Doesn't She Look Natural? by Angela Hunt (only because I have a medically-warped sense of humor and I went to my uncle's funeral about the time I read this!)
The Purse-Driven Life by Anita Renfroe - 'nuf said

BOOKS THAT MADE ME CRY:

A Walk in the Park by Barbara Andrews
When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
The Dead Don't Dance by Charles Martin


BOOKS I WISH HAD BEEN WRITTEN:

How To Think Up Witty Answers To Questions Like This

BOOKS I WISH HAD NEVER BEEN WRITTEN:

To each his (or her!) own, so I'll leave this blank. . . . although there's plenty of sleaze and false doctrine out there.

BOOKS I'M CURRENTLY READING:

The Bible! (in a year)
Mere Chrisitanity by C.S. Lewis
Maggie by Charles Martin (The sequel to The Dead Don't Dance)
Self Talk, Soul Talk by Jennifer Rothschild

BOOKS I'VE BEEN MEANING TO READ:

Logged on and Tuned Out by Vicki Courtney
Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore
Desiring God by John Piper
What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey
Pascal's Wager by Nancy Rue
Pride & Prejudice (Can't believe I'm this old and have never read it. I can hear the resounding gasps all the way through the computer screen!)


There you have it. Tag, you're it if you wanna play! Let me know if you post a list - it's always fun to see what others like.

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7 comments:

IDnJC said...

you are funny! I read your note on the trillion on beth's (LPM) blog! I got a great smile - thanks!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Hi Linda~
Yes, I would love to put your name in the hat for a volunteer editor position we have at P31 right now. It may eventually become a paid position.

Why don't you e-mail me at Lysa@Proverbs31 and tell me a little about your experience so I can pass it along to my team.

Blessings!

Kelli said...

Hey Linda,

Thanks for checking up on me. I was sick a couple of days last week and this week has been crazy. A situation at church has had me down. But I'm believing God will work it all out. Thanks so much for your concern.

Kelli

Denise C said...

Now that's a good list! I am going to check out several of those listed! I also love Your Girl, and What's so Amazing about Grace! Another favorite of mine is In The Grip of Grace by Max Lucado.
Thanks for sharing your list!
Have a fabulous day in the Lord my friend! We're playing in the snow today! :)

Preachers said...

You know how I feel about Mere Christianity..:)

You've gotta get ahold of Desiring God too...I'm reading it now. It's one of those that takes about a week per chapter because it just has so much to absorb. Every other sentence in mine is highlighted!

I'm so proud of your blog Linda! You are doing a great job with it...

Love ya!

Lisa

Preachers said...

You know how I feel about Mere Christianity..:)

You've gotta get ahold of Desiring God too...I'm reading it now. It's one of those that takes about a week per chapter because it just has so much to absorb. Every other sentence in mine is highlighted!

I'm so proud of your blog Linda! You are doing a great job with it...

Love ya!

Lisa

Lisa writes... said...

Hi Linda,
So, you like Maggie? I loved it as well. I'm thinking Charles Martin is my current favorite novelist.

And you will love Pride and Prejudice! It gets better every time you read it, trust me, I know...

Great list! Thanks for playing along!