My Favorite Reads So Far This Year

Of the books I’ve read so far this year, here have been my favorites…

Radical Together by David Platt- Whoa, a huge call to action for the church.

How to Be a Great Wife, Even Though You Homeschool by Todd Wilson- This is one of the best marriage books I’ve ever read, and it’s so short and simple!  A quick read that I think any wife should read, homeschooler or not!

Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson- What a breath of fresh air!  So freeing and motivating!

A Full Quiver by Rick and Jan Hess- Wow, some powerful points made in this book about how Christians should view contraceptives, conception, family size, etc.  Christians are dwindling because families are choosing to only have 2.1 children.  We need more Christian families to raise more Christ-like children!  They ARE the next generation.  Nothing is more worthy, nothing a higher calling, then raising children to love the Lord and serve Him.  Nothing.  The future depends on it.

More than Enough by Dave Ramsey- This is a beginner’s book I’d say, a great gift for a young person.  But I really enjoyed it also, Dave focuses on character and integrity and how to have “More than Enough” in life.  Excellence.  Don’t be a rat in a wheel where all you do in life is run, run, run, run, run.  Live a life of excellence.

20 Reasons We Must Not Borrow by Bill Gothard, PH.D.- I’ve read and watched many, many resources on money, debt, finances, etc.  But this little book gave me some new things to chew on that were really insightful.  Like, going into debt for something means you’re not trusting God to provide.  Instead you’re running to the bank to provide for you.  We should pray for what we need/ want and then watch the Lord answer.  Debt is a boundary.  It’s there for a reason.  Don’t cross over the line to go into debt.  If you don’t have the cash for something, that’s a safe boundary line that has been put there, don’t cross it using debt.  Trust God to provide absolutely everything.  Debt is a terrible master.

College by 12– ebook by the Harding Family- An average homeschooling family, no geniuses in the bunch, has their children dual-enrolling in college classes by age 12!  And there’s no hidden secrets, ANYONE can do it!  It’s not even that hard!  Their daughter has become the youngest doctor in America, I think she’s 22.  Watch this!

Quitter by Jon Acuff- This is written more for someone in a career.  But even as a stay-at-home-mom, I enjoyed it.  Jon encourages the reader to achieve his dream job, but don’t quit your day job just yet.  Wait until certain things are in place for your dream job first.  Hustle.  Work on your dream job while you’re working your day job so that the transition will be seamless.  But go for your dream!  Have purpose and meaning in life!  And every dream involves people, learn to care about people, genuinely care.

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