This week a coworker asked, as part of a writing project, to send her a list of books I’m reading and loving. I didn’t realize the ridiculous number of books I’m reading simultaneously until I compiled this list. Do you read multiple books at once or simply one at a time, cover to cover?

Thought I’d share my list with you, as it’s already written up.

Counsel from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson – This is a life-changing book—-the kind of reminder I need beat into my head daily—-about God’s immeasurable love and grace to me as His beloved, chosen, forgiven child. I may never stop reading this book.


40 Days of Decrease by Alicia Britt Chole – I’m reading this as part of a book club with a group of ladies. It’s not necessarily about fasting or observing Lent, but about clearing out the “clutter” in your life, be that bad habits, false ideals, or misplaced desires.


The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald – After listening to a staff wife share about the profound influence this author has had on her life, I was intrigued and decided to pick up one of his books to read for myself. I’m glad I did.


Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcy – This is a good resource for learning about other belief systems and knowing how to defend your faith. I’m not good at remembering the definitions of all the “isms” (i.e. rationalism) out there, so this has been a good refresher.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I can never get enough of Alcott’s novels, particularly this one! I’ve basically had this audio book on repeat for over a year now. It is definitely my go-to for easy reading or for when I can’t sleep.


The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin – I’m in the middle of a year-long quest to complete this massive piece of work before the end of my 27th year (because Calvin was 27 when he completed Book 1). Can’t exactly say that it’s spellbinding, but it’s thought-provoking to the say the least!


The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers – I have found the written prayers in this book a helpful aid in lifting my spirits, turning my thoughts upward, and shaping my own prayers.


Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth – This is actually my second time through this brand new book, only this time I’m going at a much slower pace. My mom and four sisters and I are group calling each week from three different states to read and discuss this together, chapter by chapter. I have a feeling this second time around is going to be much more meaningful!

So what’s on your nightstand? What are you reading and loving?

Addendum: I just picked up The Curious Christian by Barnabas Piper and can’t seem to put it down!

2 thoughts on “8 Books and Counting On My Nightstand

  1. As a matter of fact, that idiosyncracy seems to run in our family. My list of books on my bathroom “nightstand” includes: Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick One Year Bible The Valley of Vision Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee What’s Submission Got to Do with it? by Cindy Easley 30 Ways a Wife can Bless her Husband by John Trent

    If I absorbed and applied all that wisdom I would be much improved!! Sent from my iPhone


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