1. I want to start copying down titles and make my own list! : ) I think a year of grace sounds like a wonderful growing opportunity. I’ve read Emily Freeman’s book (loved it and want to reread), just finished Desperate (so encouraging as all Sally’s are for me), and still want to go back and finish Give Them Grace one of these days. I enjoyed her marriage book so much I want to give the parenting one another chance…

    I’m excited for you and your year!

  2. I felt that way during pregnancy with my second one — I’m not sure why except there was a corresponding loss of time in the Word and no time to make it up during nap time because then the preschooler was awake. 🙂 God helped me transition from regular solitary quiet time routine to getting snatches here and there as I was able — miraculous to me because normally I can’t concentrate when there are other voices around, yet often He met with me and gave me something precious with little ones chattering at my feet or in my lap.

    I’ve been wanting to read Give Them Grace even though mine are young adults now — I’ve heard of people doing some odd things based on the book and I want to see what the author said herself.

    I have a lot of nonfiction I want to read this year, too (unusual for me), and was thinking maybe I should make a master list to pace myself.

  3. You make me want to race off and make a new list JUST BECAUSE! I’m going to ..make myself stick to Nightstands.

    I do, however, find great value in making a plan. Even if I do hold it loosely. And I probably should hold it much more loosely than I do!!

  4. Great list! Not that you need anymore suggestions but I just can’t help myself.

    My all time favorite parenting book is Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel. In fact, just thinking about it makes me want to go back and read it again.

    I also have found books by Phillip Yancey and Tim Keller to be helpful in times of spiritual dryness. Yancey’s book on Prayer was very helpful to me as is his What’s So Amazing About Grace. And I really loved Tim Keller’s The Reason for God, which isn’t really about Grace except that everything about God is really about Grace. Another one is Prayer by Richard Foster.

    Ok, I’ll stop now. 🙂

  5. Amy

    Alice, I read Grace Based Parenting a few years ago, but alas, these things need revisiting. :-). I have read Yancey (& enjoyed his stuff), but it has been years. Maybe I should just dig out my old reads, huh?

    Thanks for the recs! They’re always welcome!

  6. jocelynehayes

    I’m hoping to tackle more non-fiction this year. I usually start them, then get distracted by fiction and never come back. Hopefully I can finish a few, or ten, this year! I’ve added some of the books on your list to my own 🙂

  7. It looks like a great list. I need to be making mine. I really enjoyed A Praying Life which I read last year and Sacred Parenting was a wonderful book. If you read Give Them Grace I’m interested in what you think. I tried reading it, but just couldn’t finish it.

    I hope you have a great reading year with the new baby. I don’t think I ever read a lot of non-fiction when I had newborns. I suppose it had something to do with lack of sleep!

  8. Awesome list! As far as parenting books, I really loved Spiritual Parenting. I read that and Give them Grace this year, but I prefer SP. I’m still formulating my list for this year, but I did set the goal of reading 75! Yikes! 🙂

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