Just yesterday the kids and I planted flowers in a variety of places around our home. We are outside a lot during the spring, summer and fall months, and I’m especially looking forward to the beauty flowers add to our daily life. In fact, I don’t mind the weeds growing in the cracks near the side of the garage when there are beautiful petals and textures and greenery growing nearby.
I’m curious what you’re reading this summer. Have you thought about your summer reading list? Today I wanted to share with you five books to read this summer. All will edify you as a nurturing woman who cares for the needs of others and as a woman after God’s heart.
Before you read any of the below books, do reach for your Bible first. Keep your Bible on a cake stand in your kitchen so it’s spared from spills.
Read through a chapter of Proverbs each day as it correlates to the date of the month (for today, May 22nd, you will read Proverbs chapter 22).
What else could you read? Consider the Gospels to learn about Christ. Study Genesis and see time after time how creative our God is, how he walked with Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden and they could hear his steps. Isn’t that a beautiful visual? Also in Genesis, read about the way God cared for Joseph and protected him through many hardships. Read about God’s vision for Abraham and the future of his family, how it would be greater than the number of stars in the sky. Even when difficult things happened resulting in the flood, God had a plan and shared it with Noah.
Let’s get back to my summer reading list! :)
I’ll list them below, and if you’re looking for an even larger list to draw from you can see my book / reading list HERE.
5 WONDERFUL BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER:
- The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
- The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
- The Lifegiving Home by Sally & Sarah Clarkson
- Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman
- Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood by Melissa B. Kruger (an 11-week devotional & study guide)
Have you read any of the books listed above? What’s already on your nightstand? What are you reading from your local library? When do you find time to read, and how long have you been a bookworm?
For me, I’ve been a bookworm since I could read. I loved the thrill of the Scholastic Book Club coming to our elementary school, and have many wonderful memories going to the library with my dad and brother in the evenings after dinner.
Thanks for this list! My family and I have also been planting flowers and vegetables now that it’s beginning to feel like Spring in NH!! I love your comment about keeping your bible on a cake stand to ensure that it’s safe from spills!! I don’t think that would work at my house :p
Right now I’m reading a couple of different books:
Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans – which is articulating so many of my own questions and doubts so well. I am searching for answers and a reprieve from my own doubts and just want to trust in something, which is hard for me.
Glass Houses by Louise Penny – I love this Inspector Gamache series!! It’s cozy to its core.
I’ve also been a bookworm since forever but have waxed and waned throughout the different seasons of my life. Right now I’m seriously in bookworm mode!!
I’m reading a bunch of old books that are on my bookshelves that I need to clear out as we rearrange for baby number 2. I always read the newest in the Women’s Murder Club series each summer and will be starting Swimming Lessons for my book club soon.
A book club?! GOOD STUFF! :) thanks for sharing a comment!
Great reading list! If you haven’t read Where the Crawdads sing – run to the library and try to find it. SO GOOD! My mom and I were both reading it (without the other one knowing) – and when we found out we had both just finished it, we talked for an hour about it. It is fiction but so well written.
Wow, how fun is that??? I’ll definitely have to look!
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