The first Morning And Evening by Charles Spurgeon was given to me as a birthday gift by my friends the Larsons. I've already enjoyed reading in it, but obviously this one is going to be on the list for the next year since it is a year long devotional.
This book shown at left was loaned to me.
Debbie Maken proposes that marriage is the fundamental design and structure for life that God chose for his people. She argues that the church needs to reemphasize the importance of the gift of marriage. This book issues a challenge to churches in their teaching and attitudes toward singleness and to believers in their understanding of God’s intentions regarding marriage."One of the most urgent questions facing today’s generation of young Christians is this—does God really intend for us to make marriage a priority? Confusion reigns in this area of the Christian life. Far too many young Christians sideline marriage, delay marriage, and avoid marriage in an extension of adolescence that is truly unique in human history. Now comes Debbie Maken with sound advice, serious thinking, and an honest approach to this question that will help all Christians think about our responsibility to get serious about getting married. This book should be a must-read for all Christian young adults—and for all who love them."
While there is good stuff in the book,and I thought the general message was good, still I had a hard time looking past the fact that that it promoted discontentment, and to my mind even resentment. It will get you thinking if nothing else................
Next I come to "Lies". Now this was an interesting book, and I would recommend it! I'll admit when I picked it up I figured it was going to be something very different, and didn't even expect to finish it. Then I found it hard to put down and went through it in the space of a couple evenings!
"Are you burned out, overwhelmed, angry, confused or fearful? According to Nancy Leigh DeMoss, these emotions are the result of Satan's lies. Nancy tackles many of the falsehoods that enslave Christian women with alarming frequency and severity. Though she does not promise their problems will go away, she confronts the lies with practical truths found in Scripture that will help women begin to "walk through the realities of life in freedom and true joy."
Last of all, this what I am currently reading, another borrowed book....... Keep a Quiet Heart is a unique collection culled from the lead articles featured in Mrs. Elliot's newsletter over the past several years. "Mostly they are about learning to know God," the author says. "Nothing else comes close to being as important as that. It's what we are here for." Join Elisabeth as she points the way to a deeper, more fulfilling--and restful--walk with God.