Thursday, February 25, 2010

What's on Your Nightstand -- February

  • The Bible
Recently I've been studying influential women of the Bible; this month I focused on Bathsheba. Instead of approaching her story with a condemning attitude of *ahhh! adulteress!*, I enjoyed seeing how God was merciful towards Bathsheba though the consequences of her sin remained, and also how God restored Bathsheba despite her sin and David's sin that had caused great destruction.
  • Divine Moments: Everyday Inspiration from God's Word Edited by Michael Needham at Tyndale House Publishers
The devotions in this small book are short yet meaningful. Each day there's a focus word; these words range from "adoption" and "angels" to "wisdom" and "worship." Several verses are listed and a short written blurb to explain the connection between the word of the day and God's Word.
  • Unspoken: Bathsheba by Francine Rivers
This book is fourth in the Lineage of Grace series. Biblical women who are featured in the other novellas of the series include Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Mary. A mini Bible study on Bathsheba is included at the end.
  • Holler if you Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students by Greg Michie
I'm still in the process of reading this book. It's part of the Teaching for Social Justice Series and is a perfect read for me considering my interest in teaching in the urban school setting.
  • Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
  • Something Blue by Emily Giffin
These two novels were simply "read for pleasure" books. They comprise some of my FaVoRiTe chick-lit to date and had great lessons on self-discovery and love for the modern woman. I may publish a review of sorts at a later date for Baby Proof.

Two books that I hope to read in March:
  • Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy by Kelly Minter (I couldn't find this at Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million. Let me know if you have any ideas as to where I could find this!)
  • Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce

Cruise on over to 5 Minutes for Books and participate in their monthly blog carnival at What's on Your Nightstand?
and share the latest books that are gracing your bedside table this month. :-)

1 comment:

  1. You've got a nice list. I'm hoping to read Quiverfull sometime as well--although my library doesn't have a copy and I'm not quite excited enough to ILL or buy it just yet.

    Thanks for visiting bekahcubed.


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