I blogged part 1 of my May book list last week, but it was just too much to fit into one blog post, so here is part two!
This Momentary Marriage | John Piper
This has been one of the best, and most thought provoking books I have ever read. I wasn’t sure what to expect when my friend Amanda recommended this book, but I was blown away. Piper goes so much deeper than your typical book on the topic of marriage. He talks about what marriage is and what it signifies, and how God views marriage. Piper explains how marriage is “the display of Christ’s covenant-keeping grace”. When I finished this book, I just wanted to flip back to the first page and start again, and I think that I will read it again soon because it is just that good. The book is honest and relevant, but there is no fluff…it is without a doubt the best book on marriage that I have read.
Kisses From Katie | Katie Davis
I have been meaning to read this book for some time and I finally ordered it and got around to reading it. I don’t think you can read this book and not have your heart changed for the need around you. It is the biography of a young woman who went to spend a year doing mission work in between graduating highschool and beginning college and never came back. In her early twenties she runs a non profit organization and has adopted 14 children. Seeing her heart for those around her is incredible, and hearing the things she has faced is such a reminder of how much we take for granted. Above all, I was so impressed with her heart for God and her willingness to keep saying yes to Him. It started with things that seemed so small and she obeyed, and now God has used her greatly for her obedience in the small things.
Loving the Little Years | Rachel Jankovic
This was a short and refreshing read. It is only about 100 pages and is just filled with musings from a mom’s heart as she learns lessons from her children. It is not your typical parenting book full of how to’s and parenting advice, but instead talks about the attitude that we have as mothers and how we can point our children to Christ even in the midst laundry, messes, and sippy cups.