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February reading list

As you know, I’m a lover of words. Even more than writing them, I love reading them.

And over the last few months while I was finishing my first book, I collected stacks of others I couldn’t wait to read! In stolen moments I would pick up one and then get drawn into another and never finish anything.

Pouring out so much of me in the pages of my book I would find myself ravenous for the words of another and I would turn to pages I knew would fill my soul. Words and phrases and authors I trusted. Those I knew who could give me the encouragement to dig a little deeper, push a little farther.

I feel so blessed by the gifts that have been given to me through words on a page. But not just words on a page…story.

That someone I most likely will never know, let alone ever even meet, sat down to tell me their story. What they learned and how I can live my life better through their experience.

How I can dream a little bigger, live a bit fuller and love a whole lot deeper.

Each book carries the message or the a story of a life. Real or fiction, we are all torn and mended and patched back together through faith. Through the story, courage and encouragement of another.

More than any one thing I can think of, I am a collector of books. of words. Of lives I have not lived.

So as I said, I’ve been unintentional with my reading and therefore have stacks of books waiting on my bedside table. Too many to tackle at once i’m taking them in chunks. Here is my list for february and march: feb reading list

A grace revealed: how God redeems the story of your life, Jerry Sittser

The book of qualities, Ruth Gendler

Sparkly green earrings: catching the light at every turn, Melanie Shankle

The prophet, Kahlil Gibran

A woman after God’s own heart, Elizabeth George

Sacred rhythms: arranging our lives for spiritual transformation, Ruth Hailey Barton

Taste and see: savoring the supremacy of God in all of life,  John Piper

The real you: becoming the person you want to be, Kevin Leman

Whispers of hope: 10-weeks of devotional prayer, Beth Moore

Beyond boundaries: learning to trust again in relationships, John Townsend

The book thief, Zusak

David and Goliath: underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants, Malcolm Gladwell

I’d love to know — WHAT ARE YOU READING?!!

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  • Kim Stewart February 15, 2014, 2:47 pm

    Thanks Tammy for sharing your reading list and the opportunity to win this beautiful book by Beth Moore!

    • Tammy February 17, 2014, 4:43 am

      you’re welcome kim! love the long list growing on the Facebook page! so fun!

  • Marcy Cushman February 15, 2014, 6:59 pm

    I am currently reading “The Best of Andrew Murray”. I also enjoy Amy Carmichael’s poetry. Thanks for sharing your list–I saw one of those books at the library today. I might check it out next time–if I finish reading the stack already awaiting my attention!

    • Tammy February 17, 2014, 4:44 am

      ooh, i’ll have to check out both of these. thank you marcy!

  • Emily B February 15, 2014, 8:15 pm

    So many books! (I already have a stack of five on my nightstand, so coming across posts like this is dangerous for me.) I recently enjoyed Addie Ziermann’s When We Were on Fire. The Prophet is one of my favorites.

    Best to you, Tammy! You have a great blog here. 🙂

    • Tammy February 17, 2014, 4:44 am

      thank you emily! i’ll have to check out addie ziermann, thank you!

  • Annie February 15, 2014, 11:02 pm

    Love your book posts!! (Also love that two of my recommendations are on your list. 😉 )

    Currently reading:
    *Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Unbroken)
    Next two in line:
    *The Antelope in the Living Room: The Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle
    *The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley (one of my all-time favorite series!)

    Happy reading friend!!!

    • Tammy February 17, 2014, 4:46 am

      hmmmm….the dead in their vaulted arches?? my interest is piqued! so glad we share this deep love of books my friend. xoxo

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