Books Read in 2013
1. From Clutter to Clarity– I have focused a lot this year on decluttering and simplifying all areas of my life. This was a quick and enjoyable read.
12. The Measure of Our Success: An Impassioned Plea to Pastors– Wow!! This was so good. I feel like it will be a book I return to often to reread. So good for church planters and pastors everywhere. Too many measure success of church based on the number of people, building size etc. But that misses the mark. Success is staying obedient to the call God has on your life and leaving the results up to Him to build his church. It was a good reminder that success is staying faithful and obedient to God.
13. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality– Another all time favorite. This was so good for my heart. I really want to pursue health emotionally and spiritually. I do not want to pass on my junk to my kids. I want to break cycles of generational dysfunction. It is best done with the workbook. A book I will reread often.
14. The Emotionally Healthy Church– I really enjoyed this too. I loved the test in it that helped to identify my emotional health in 5 different areas. The goal being to function as an adult in all. It was insightful and showed me where I am functioning as a child or teenager in some areas.
15. Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas- an quick ebook that I liked.
16. Unglued: Making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions– LOVED this book. A tool that I refer to often to help me not come unglued. 🙂
17. Alkalize or Die- an interesting health book
18. Next Generation Leader- a good read for anyone
19. 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life- a quick, good ebook. Really helped me get some organizing done and be on task
20. Sacred Rhythms– WHOA! I could not put this done. The subtitle is arranging our lives for spiritual transformation. It talked about rest, prayer, Sabbath, rhythms etc. One I reference often and will definitely reread.
21. Your Child’s Strengths – My oldest is 10 years old. I want to make sure I encourage her in discovering her strengths and help them grow. I think how empowering to know at a young age what you are good at instead of focusing what you know you stink at. I enjoyed it.
22. A Churchplanting Wife– This was a gift from a conference. So good for my heart. I recommend it to every pastor’s wife I met. But it has so much good stuff about being a woman like friendships, supporting your husband etc. that I think it is a good read for any lady.
I had been keeping track of titles on my phone. I had no idea I surpassed my goal. I believe I was shooting for one book a month.