So, in relationship to another one of our New Year's goals about staying in our budget, we decided to make 2010 Reading Lists based on books we already had. Seminarians, even former ones, have bookooooooos of books! And I had a bunch when we got married. Sadly, we haven't read many of them, but we're always itching to buy new ones. Not this year. No new books. If I want to read some other stuff (like novels or classics, ha, I realize these are all Christian books), I'll just have to borrow, hit up the library or read online.
So, here you have it. I may let you know how they are going from time to time. One of our main goals is to not let our goals fizzle out by February. We made realistic ones we want to keep all year long (like make my bed every day - ha!) so here's hoping. Of course, goals and keeping them don't save anyone! I'm reminded constantly that the only good in me is Jesus, so I hope I don't look to these goals or the keeping of them to find my worth or stumble into pride (if I keep some) and despair (if I don't).
That aside, (for real) here's the list. Dustin's list is a lot harder, as several of my books are pretty short. I was inspired by my friend Laura Cutherberson who has kept great reading lists up for the last several years, posting about them on her blog, which I'll add to my sidebar for ya!
Ask me how they are going. You can ask about making the bed too. Or my Postnatal Tae Bo workouts. :P
Jamie’s 2010 Reading List
Passionate Housewives: Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald
Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious – Christopher Catherwood
Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy – Paul David Tripp
Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards’s Vision of Living in Between – Stephen J. Nichols
Women & Evangelism – Sharon Beougher and Mary Dorsett
The Mystery of Marriage: Meditations on the Miracle – Make Mason
The Hidden Art of Homemaking – Edith Schaeffer
War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles – Paul D. Tripp
The Truth of the Cross – R. C. Sproul
What is a Healthy Church Member – Thabiti Anyabwile