It’s been a long time since I’ve finished an entire book. I had really gotten on a roll with audiobooks back when I had a 20-minute commute each way for work. I even got a few books under my belt while I was on bedrest during the last weeks of my most recent pregnancy, but I’m slowly working my way back into the groove of reading.
My focus right now is on biblical study, Christ-centered parenting, and hospitality. Here’s what I’m currently working on reading.
1. The Bible
I feel like this goes without saying. First and foremost, I strive to read my Bible before I read any other book. I’m currently working through Judges and 1 Corinthians. I’m also doing a study on Hospitality from She Reads Truth.
How I’m reading it: I use the YouVersion Bible app and the She Reads Truth app. Sometimes I read on my phone, and sometimes I listen to the audio recording. While I don’t have this Bible, I’ve heard great things about it.
2. The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
How I’m reading it: I have a paperback copy sitting in the bathroom. Whenever I get a chance, I try to read a page or two. I started reading it when I had pregnancy insomnia back in January, and I’m about halfway through it now.
3. Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
How I’m reading it: ebook. I just started it this week, and I try to read while I’m nursing the baby.
4. Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
How I’m reading it: audiobook. I started it yesterday, and I’m almost halfway through. I’m loving it so far.
5. The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally & Sarah Clarkson
How I’m reading it: audiobook. I’m in chapter 3, and I’m not loving it yet. I’m trying to give it a little bit more before I quit on it because each author wrote different chapters. It’s a long audiobook recording (almost 12 hours), and the reader is fairly monotone.
6. The Tales of Captain Montague: Precious Cargo by Spencer Beard
Hopefully I’ll have another reading update for you in the near future. I dearly miss reading. It’s so difficult to fit it in as a busy mom! I’m so glad to have discovered audiobooks in the last year.
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