5 Books I Want to Read

I love to read. Yet I find myself with very little time for reading. I keep ordering books from Amazon and they sit on my shelf untouched. So I’m going to commit to reading some books from my pile in the next couple of months. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

1. Hello, Beauty Full: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You by Elisa Morgan

From the back: “Hello, Beauty Full explodes the shame-based mythology of not-enoughness.” That sentence alone is enough to make me want to read it. Elisa Morgan served as president of MOPS International for 20 years and has written 25 books. Can’t wait to dig into this one! 

2.  Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ by Timothy Keller

I bought this for my husband for Christmas but it really was a gift for both of us. Since Christmas is over now, it got put to the bottom of the pile of Christmas gifts. It isn’t a long book, so I should be able to get it read quickly. Timothy Keller is the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. My husband and I lived in New York briefly in 1995 and went to his church. His teaching is top-notch.

3.  Short-Handed: A Young Boy’s Triumph Over Adversity by Bill Schultz

Bill is a friend of ours who has written a book about his own life story. Bill’s right leg had to be amputated when he was a baby. He also suffered severe congenital deformity of his left arm and hand. Bill is one of the most positive and kind people I know. A leader in his church and a great golfer, he is now a motivational speaker. I bought his book a while back and now it is getting to the top of the pile. I’m excited to read his story.

4. Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You by Andy Stanley

Andy is another pastor of a large church, this one in Atlanta. I have always enjoyed his straight forward and clear teaching style. This book explores guilt, anger, greed and jealousy that each could potentially destroy your career and relationships. Stanley is always practical and easy to read.

5.  A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily P. Freeman

I have followed Emily’s blog for many years and have enjoyed her gentle and kind spirit that comes through in her writing. Reading her words make me relax and breathe a little better. When Ann Voskamp calls her words “luminous”, you know it will be something special. Time to get on this one!

None of these are the newest books out there, they are just the ones on my pile. By posting this list I am committing to getting these books read in the next couple of months. I’ll keep you posted!

What books are on your to-read pile?

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