What I’m Reading — Book List 2018

For my 52 Weeks of Stillness, I have a personal goal to read an average of one book a week.

I figured I should make a list of each book to keep myself on track. I haven’t decided on all 52 books yet, but here is my official list so far. Of course, I may not necessarily read them in this order, and this is subject to change!

I would love to hear any suggestions, especially in the fiction department.

I’ll periodically update this page with check marks next to the completed books, and I’ll continue to add new books to the list! Be on the lookout for new posts about the book as I read them. I can’t promise a review of every single book, but I will do my best to share about the books that made a definite impresson.

1. Daring to Hope — Katie Davis Major ✔

2. Women of the Word – Jen Wilkin ✔

3. Parenting, 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family— Paul David Tripp ✔

4. A Christian’s Guide to Orphan Care — Bruce G. Kendrick✔

5. Orphan Justice — Johnny Carr ✔

6. Unseen — Sarah Hagerty (in progress)

7. Missions: Ministering Beyond Our Borders — Jeremy Markle ✔

8. (Re-read) In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence — Philip Darke, Keith McFarland✔

9. Boys & Girls Learn Differently — Michael Gurian

10. Gospel-Centered Teaching — Trevin Wax

11. Be Joyful — Warren Wiersbe

12. Be Free — Warren Wiersbe

13. Reclaiming Adoption – Dan Cruver

14. Getting Past What You’ll Never Get Over — John H. Westfall

15. Family-Driven Faith — Voddie Baucham

16. Grace Not Perfection- Emily Ley ✔️

17. Joseph — Voddie Baucham

18. A Gospel Primer for Christians — Milton Vincent

19. In His Image — Ten Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character – Jen Wilkin

20. The PeaceMaker – Ken Sande

21. Cultivate – A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life – Lara Casey

22. Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse – Steven R. Tracy

23. Helping Without Hurting- Steve Corbett (in progress)

24. Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like if We Cared About Results- Robert D. Lupton

25. Third-Culture Kids – Ruth E. Van Reken

26. Be Still My Soul- Embracing God’s Purpose and Provision in Suffering – Elizabeth Elliot

27. The Armor of God — Priscilla Shirer

28. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod ✔️

29. Emmanuel’s Veins – Ted Dekker

30. Heartfelt Discipline – Clay Clarkson

31. Unoffendable – Brant Hanson

32. Own Your Life – Sally Clarkson ✔️

33. The Power of Prayer – E.M. Bounds

34. A Chance to Die: The Life & Legacy of Amy Carmichael – Elizabeth Elliot

35. Answers to Prayer – George Muller

36. George Muller of Bristol – A. T. Pierson

37. Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Den – Jackie Pullinger

38. The Connected Child – Karyn Purvis (in progress)

39. The Energy Bus – Jon Gordon ✔

40. Peace Child – Don Richardson

41. The Quilt – T. Davis Bunn ✔

42. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo ✔

43. In This House We Will Giggle – Courtney DeFeo (in progress)

44. Hello Mornings – Kat Lee ✔

45. A Gentle Answer – Christin Slade ✔️

46. Til We Have Faces – C. S. Lewis ✔

47. Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God – Sharon Jayne

48. Comforts From Romans – Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (in progress)

49. Everyone Communicates Few Connect – John C. Maxwell

50. Organized Simplicity – Tsh Oxenreider ✔

51. Raising Kids for True Greatness – Dr. Tim Kimmel ✔️

52. Grace Based Discipline – Karis Kimmel ✔

53. Toxic Charity – Robert D. Lupton

54. Anchored In – Micah Maddox

55. Made Only for Heaven – Wendy Carr

56. Instructing A Child’s Heart – Tedd & Marcy Tripp

57. (Re-read) The Lifegiving Home & The LifeGiving Table – Sally & Sarah Clarkson ✔

58. The Lifegiving Parent – Clay & Sally Clarkson ✔️

59. Own Your Life – Sally Clarkson ✔️

60. The Mission of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson

61. Basically everything by Sally Clarkson

62. The Green Ember – S. D. Smith

63. The Pure in Heart – Thomas Watson

64. The Deepest Well: Healing the Longterm Effects of Childhood Adversity – Nadine Burke Harris

65. Praying for Your Elephant: Boldly Approaching Jesus with Radical & Audacious Prayer – Adam Stadtmiller ✔️

66. The Life of Prayer & The Power of Stillness – A. B. Simpson

67. Bringing Up Girls – Dr. James Dobson ✔️

68. Bringing Up Boys – Dr. James Dobson

69. Reclaiming Hope – Marcy Pusey

70. 131 Creative Conversations for Families – Jed Jurchenko ✔️

71. 131 Boredom Busters and Creativity Builders for Kids – Jed Jurchenko ✔️

72. 131 Conversations that Engage Kids – Jed Jurchenko ✔️

73. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families – Stephen R. Covey

74. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids – Sean Covey

75. Good Manners for Today’s Kids – Bob & Emilie Barnes (in progress)

76. The Gospel Comes with a House Key – Rosaria Butterfield

77. The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson

78. Praying Circles Around Your Kids – Mark Batterson

79. Love & Respect in the Family – Dr. Emerson Eggerich

80. Reframing Foster Care – Jason Johnson

I’m thoroughly enjoying this challenge. The weather here lately has been chilly and gloomy–perfect reading weather!

I do need to work on pacing myself to read for shorter intervals instead of trying to finish the whole book in one sitting. (This has always been a problem for me. Any time I open a book–“Sorry kids, Mommy can’t cook food today, she has a book to finish!”)

What books are on your list this year? I’d love to hear any strategies you have for meeting your reading goals!

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