For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's on your Nightstand.



What's On Your Nightstand



Ok, I have joined yet another meme. This one is called 5 Minutes for Books.  If you want to know what it is about, check it over here.

Each week, it's a different theme, and this week is about "What's on your nightstand".

As you can see on my sidebar, I have a pile on my nightstand. So, I am going to use this as a challenge to get through that pile.

For this first post I will list all these books that I have started and want to get though. And every month, I will give an update of either how I am doing or/and of what I have learned so far.

So here we go:








451876: Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs
By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs / Thomas Nelson

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs' book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, is based on the biblical passage from Ephesians 5:33 (But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands - GODS WORD® translation). His premise is that communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected.


I need to get through this one first because I actrually borrowed it from someone.








204050: Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth & Encouragement Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth & Encouragement
By Jim Burns / Bethany

If you think intimacy in marriage is an impossible goal, think again. Even if your relationship is of the high maintenance variety, you can still find that meaningful connection you are seeking by cultivating three important ingredients in your relationship: Affection, Warmth and Encouragement-AWE.









540009: Instructing a Child"s Heart Instructing a Child's Heart
By Tedd & Margy Tripp / Shepherd Press

Picking up where Shepherding a Child's Heart left off, Ted and Margy Tripp's new book, Instructing a Child's Heart, helps parents give instruction to their children that will persuade them of God's wisdom. Instead of focusing solely on behavior issues, the authors look at the heart of your child. Point your child toward the happiness they will find from doing things God's way! Paperback.









905480: Grace-Based Parenting Grace-Based Parenting
By Tim Kimmel / Thomas Nelson

Dr. Tim Kimmel explains how fear-based parenting is a guaranteed method to set children up for failure. Learn how to meet your child's three driving inner needs for security, significance and strength with the invaluable gifts of love, purpose and hope.









758259: The 7 Hardest Things God Asks a Woman to Do The 7 Hardest Things God Asks a Woman to Do
By Kathie Reimer & Lisa Whittle / Shepherd Press

The 7 Hardest Things God Asks a Woman to Do, by mother-daughter authors Kathie Reimer and Lisa Whittle, is an honest and insightful look into the liberating truth about what is required of women. By identifying the 7 things and dealing with them in a straightforward manner, women will come to a better understanding of the freedom that comes with knowing what is required of us-and the empowerment of the Lord who guides, strengthens, and enables us to do what he asks.









42017: The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin
By Kris Lundgaard / P & R Publishing

Drawing from Indwelling Sin and The Mortification of Sin by Puritan John Owen, Lundgaard aims for the heart with a battle plan for radical spiritual transformation! His biblically sound principles on breaking the cycle of sin will help you live a victorious and fulfilling Christian life. Includes study questions. 157 pages, softcover from P & R.









46047: War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles
By Paul Tripp / P & R Publishing

Have you ever wondered how a "nice" person like you could be so misunderstood, even hurtful? Tripp gets right to the heart of our communication problems and shows how the gospel changes the way we understand and solve them. Learn to bless others with your speech and in so doing, be blessed yourself. Paperback.









758266: When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage
By Dave Harvey / Shepherd Press

Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and woman who are building a life together. When Sinners Say "I Do" is about encountering the life-transforming power of the gospel in the unpredictable journey of marriage.




  This book is about unraveling the mystery behind the Proverbs 31 woman.

I would put a picture of the books sitting on my nightstand, the only problem is that they are not on my nightstand. I have them in the living room, for these rare moments when I have a break, in my bag, for the opportune time when you are waiting somewhere, and some in the bedroom.

In the future I might challenge myself into reading fiction and literature books, but we will see. I'm really not a fiction and literature girl.  I know my husband would be sooooo pleased. He is such a voracious and avid reader of fiction and literature books, on top of all his theological books.

Have a great day,

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

love your book list... especially the one about Grace based parenting. Sounds very promising.


DebD


http://debd.wordpress.com

kristenph said...

You're as bad as me! I've got a huge pile of books on my nightstand. I've been forcing myself to read through the ones that have been there for a while. It looks like you've got some excellent reading to do!

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