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.

Just click on the book images or titles if you are interested in more info about each book!

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. When Helping Hurts – Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett✔

24. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions – Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett

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. Immanuel’s Veins – Ted Dekker

30. Heartfelt Discipline – Clay Clarkson ✔️

31. Unoffendable – Brant Hanson

32. Blessed Are The Misfits – Brant Hanson

33. The Complete Works on 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 ✔️

39. The Energy Bus – Jon Gordon ✔

40. Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questians – James E. Ryan (in progress)

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 ✔

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. Reframing Foster Care – Jason Johnson

54. Anchored In – Micah Maddox

55. Made Only for Heaven – Wendy Carr

56. Instructing A Child’s Heart – Tedd & Marcy Tripp (in progress)

57. (Re-read) The Lifegiving Home ✔️ &

58. The LifeGiving Table – Sally & Sarah Clarkson ✔

59. The Lifegiving Parent – Clay & Sally Clarkson ✔️

60. Own Your Life – Sally Clarkson ✔️

61. The Mission of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson

(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 Happy Kids – Sean Covey

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

76. Calm My Anxious Heart – Linda Dillow

77. The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson ✔

78. Praying Circles Around Your Kids – Mark Batterson

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

I’m thoroughly enjoying this challenge. As you can see, my list has grown far beyond 52 books. There are just so many good books out there!

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

(Disclaimer:I do not necessarily endorse everything in any of these books, or anything else the authors have written.

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