What I’m Reading – 2018 Book List

Since my goal for the year is 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.

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

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. Different — Sally Clarkson

13. Be Free — Warren Wiersbe

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

15. Family-Driven Faith — Voddie Baucham

16. A Simplified Life – 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

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 Choice is Yours – Terrie Chappell

29. Emmanuel’s Veins – Ted Dekker

30. Hind’s Feet on High Places – Hannah Hurnard

31. Unoffendable – Brant Hanson

32. Chasing Slow – Erin Loechner

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

39. The Energy Bus – Jon Gordon

40. Peace Child – Don Richardson

41. The Quilt – T. Davis Bunn √

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!

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

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