Monday, October 06, 2008


One of the goals of my 28th year of life is to finish every book I start. For some of you this seems like a silly goal, but for will be a full on change of life. I love reading, so I get into a multitude of books but I am so bad about finishing them. I get the gist and move on...but not any more.
I decided to start with a longer more exhaustive book. It was three fold why I chose the first book. 1) to avoid getting baby brain again. I decided to fight it by reading theology while breastfeeding instead of letting my mind melt into mush and let me just far it worked! 2) I picked it because it was long so all other books seem conquerable and 3) our pastor was teaching a series based out of the concepts of this book.
So the first book for me to finish in my 28th year of life is Knowing God by J.I. Packer.

The second book I've finished is Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of A Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney.
To every wife and mom, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. It is so great. Easy to read, much to think about. I was challenged and encouraged. This is a great book to do in a book club or study group. It comes with discussion questions. I plan to read it again.

Next up Worship Matter by Bob Kauflin

and Instructing a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp


Kelli said...

I am so glad that you wrote this post. My brain has definitely started to turn into the baby brain so I have been trying to read instead of watch TV when I nurse. These all look like great reads to add to my list!

Julie Robles said...

Thanks for the recommended reading. I have a ton of books on my shelves that are dog-eared at about page 100. Yikes. I am going to be better about finishing too.

Phyllis said...

You did it!!!!! Way to go!

Brittany Strebeck said...

ooo yes! feminine appeal... i'm on my second go round of reading that baby. it has definitely squashed every false notion i had of being a woman, and is such a sweet reminder that it's all because of the gospel.

hey, maybe i'll see you again someday??

aim said...

Woo hoo!! I knew you could do it!

The Reardon's said...

Hi Ambie!! Thanks for the little push to start reading from start to finish... I'm so your girl... I have started about 5 books and not finished!! Thanks for the new recommended books! I can't wait to start! Love you. xoxo