My 2014 Reading List

I have listed below a few recommendations for any readers out there- mothers, housewives, any believers of Jesus Christ, skeptics. Some listed are books that I have already read in recent years and need a re-read for the sanctification of my own soul and others have been left uncharted until this year (Lord-willing).

Let me provide some reasoning behind my book choices. Ultimately, all of these books have been selected to stir my affections for God more and discard the affections for things of this world that steal my joy. I have chosen based on the criteria of my personal likings and what I feel like my soul needs. I am a wife, mother, and homemaker which has fueled several of these selections. I aim to see God’s glory and calling in each of these roles to a greater degree. I  have a passion for the nations as I have seen it clearly in the bible and other cultures through my own personal travels and friendships made cross-culturally. Theology is a must in my life and this household as the reality is we are all “theologizing” in some form or fashion and God has guided many scholars out there to further the sanctification of the saints in the knowledge of the scriptures and I want to drink from that fountain. I am a linguistics enthusiast. Not only is it amazing that our brains have been fashioned to develop in language skills throughout our entire lives, but I also see its place in the furtherance of the gospel through bible translation. And without further ado, I introduce my 2014 reading list:

Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd

Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman

Marriage To a Difficult Man: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan & Sarah Edwards by Elisabeth D. Dodds

Let the Nations be Glad! by John Piper

Display of Arminianism by John Owen

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur

A Chance To Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot

Uncle Cam: The Story of William Cameron Townsend founder of the Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics by James & Marti Hefley

The Origins and Developments of the English Language by Thomas Pyles and John Algeo

Ashamed of the Gospel by John MacArthur

To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler

[sections from] From Heaven He Came and Sought Her

[sections from] Systematic Theology: An Introduction To Christian Belief by John M. Frame


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