November 23, 2010

What's On My Nightstand: November

What's On Your Nightstand

Just Finished:

~Women's Ministry in the Local Church. I cannot recommend this book enough. This thought-provoking, Biblical approach to women's ministry goes beyond the current fluff served up to women.

Currently Reading:

~Jayber Crow. My first time reading Wendell Berry. I'm loving the rich language of this book, even though it's not a fast-paced read.

~The Holiness of God. Wow.

~Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure. I'm working my way through this one slowly. It's not a light read, but it's heaviness is rich wisdom.

For Advent:

~Through the Year with Martin Luther: A Selection of Sermons Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Christian Year. Luther's capacity to gain so much information and insight from a few words of Scripture constantly astounds me.

~Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas. I want to begin this one on December 1st so that I can read it right up until Christmas, but waiting is so hard.

Up Next:

~The Chosen. I've heard raves about this one. Anyone read it?

~Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives. Because I need this. So badly.

~A Way with Words: What Women Should Know about the Power They Possess. Because I need this one, too. So badly.

You can see what others are reading here.


Lisa writes... said...

I've read The Chosen and thought it fascinating. I'll be interested to know what you think of Jayber Crow. My library doesn't have it so it's on my amazon list. Of course, Spiritual Depression is one of the must reads in my opinion. Reading Women's Ministry in Local Church now. Good stuff.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Wow -- pretty weighty list!

I read Chaim Potok back in high school and college. I think you'll enjoy The Chosen.

Barbara H. said...

I just got the one on women's ministry and am looking forward to it. Spiritual Depression is a wonderful and much-needed book. I read Come Thou Long Expected Jesus last year -- very rich.

I'm unfamiliar with all the rest except The Holiness of God. You have a lot of weighty tomes on your list!

Becky said...

Melissa, I am interested in reading "A Way with Words..."; would you mind sharing your thought on this particular one once you finish it?

Happy reading!

Carrie said...

Oh wow, that Martin Luther book you are reading for Advent sounds fantastic!

bekahcubed said...

I, too, am thinking the Martin Luther title looks wonderful. I love the church calendar and appreciate readings/writings focused around it.

Cassandra said...

Looks like a great list. Happy reading!