Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008's Reading Checklist

Here's what I managed to read in 2008. I wish it were a longer list, but it's not. I am thankful for the time that I did have to read.

  • "Women of the Bible, vol 1: Helpmeets and Homemakers" by Shirley M. Starr
  • "Unspoken: Bathsheba, Lineage of Grace, vol 4" by Francine Rivers
  • Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Terri Maxwell***
  • Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald***
  • To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl
  • The Trail of Blood by J. M. Carroll***
  • "Unveiled: Tamar, Lineage of Grace, vol 1" by Francine Rivers
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • "Unshaken: Ruth, Lineage of Grace, vol 3" by Francine Rivers
  • The Romance of Redemption: Studies in the Book of Ruth by M. R. De Haan
  • The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust by Mark I. Pinsky***
  • Preparing Sons to Provide for a Single-Income Family by Steven Maxwell
  • "Unafraid: Mary, Lineage of Grace, vol 5" by Francine Rivers
*** Highly Recommended

I highly recommend The Gospel According to Disney, but only with the stipulation that I don't fully agree with everything he says. He's not a far-right conservative and when I read a title like that, I expected him to be. The book, however, is extremely helpful if you read the facts he presents and draw your own conclusions. Unlike the authors home, our house is nearly Disney-free. Every great once-in-a-while we'll watch some of the preschool programming. Lord, help me never to let my children watch that trash like Hannah Montana or something like Aladdin or Mulan. This book was extremely helpful.

Excerpt:
"The old man needed a miracle, supernatural intervention to give life to his little boy, slumped motionless across the room. So the white-haired woodcarver did what might be expected under the circumstances: he folded his hands on the windowsill, and turned his eyes to heaven. Then, in his soft Italian accent, he did not pray. Instead, Geppetto wished upon a star. ... The Blue Fairy advised the marionette to 'let your conscience be your guide' to 'choose right from wrong' so he could earn 'the gift of life.' Pinocchio is not an exception."

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? --Jeremiah 17:9

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