My Sweet Stack of Books {What’s On Your Nightstand?}

Well, the slowest reader in the Blogosphere is creepy crawling her way through her giant book piles and looking forward to cold days ahead snuggled up with a few good books.

Currently I am enjoying:

  The Jesus Calling Storybook 
by Sally Lloyd JonesI have heard wonderful things about this beautifully illustrated,
award winning children’s Bible and it is living up to it’s theme “Every story whispers His name”.
I am looking forward to sharing it with my Sunday School class.

A Sudden Glory
(God’s lavish response to your ache for something more) by Sharon Jaynes- From the publisher’s page: “In A Sudden Glory, Sharon uses Scripture and story to help you erase the line between your “spiritual life” and your “daily life” as you enter the sanctuary of God’s presence even in the middle of your busy, messy day. Here you will find your eyes opened to moments of sudden glory in which the Creator assures you of His love as you live and move and have your being in Him. Here you will discover true freedom—the freedom of experiencing God in a deeper and more intimate way than ever before.”
I am reading this one for review but already love this lady’s take 
on our God’s glory and passionate pursuit of us. 

Tough Guys and Drama Queens
(How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child’s Teen Years)-by Mark Gregston
Have not started but am looking forward to this one from my friends at Booksneeze!

“Parents of preteens and teens can move from scared to prepared with a new approach to parenting their adolescents.Parents of preteens intuitively know that no matter how good their kids are, there is turbulence ahead. Many feel lost and unprepared as they watch the damaging effects of culture collide with their child’s growing pains and raging hormones.For the past 35 years Mark Gregston has lived and worked with struggling teens and knows what it takes to reach them. He says, “A parent’s success has little to do with either the validity of their words or their intent as messengers, it’s more about how they approach their child and engage with them.”

31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers
This is one of those books I have been pining to get for a while.
I will use it for my quiet times in the New Year or sooner.

Praying The Names of Jesus by Ann Spangler
I really enjoy this writer and have a couple of other books by her that I employ in preparation for
leading my Moms In Prayer group and also for my personal quiet times.

Recent Reviews:

Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson for Tyndale
How I forgave My Molester by Melinda Todd (This was the first book review I had written.
I wanted to share with my readers and those who may be interested in
this excellent book on difficult topic)

What’s On Your Nightstand, Friends? 
Join in and check out some great reads!
What's On Your Nightstand

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12 thoughts on “My Sweet Stack of Books {What’s On Your Nightstand?}

  1. You have a good set of books there!!! I love waking up a hour early then my household and get my coffee and a good book and sit on the porch with a cover and just read:) on my night stand there is no books…. But on the bookstand Bible,Love and Dare, Resaloution for women, Everyday a Friday,Radical and many many more!:)


  2. Interesting list! I'm thinking I might want to dive into “A Sudden Glory”. I want to experience God's presence in the middle of my busy day!Thanks for sharing!


  3. Tough Guys and Drama Queens sounds really interesting. And like it could be a really useful book!Well, slow reader 😉 , I'm glad you joined in today! Enjoy your new month of reading!


  4. Oh, yes- reading in the quiet of morning. I did that this morning as I woke up early enough for some QT and some other reading!My books are everywhere, Gina…I stacked them for the picture! 😉


  5. I have Praying the Names of Jesus on my bookshelf and I am going to read all the books I own before I get any new ones. So, I will get to it soon! I love your nightstand! I also have Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, I love it. I break it out often. Bring up Girls and Bringing up Boys by Dr. Dobson I have also and enjoyed them both! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Looks like a neat stack of books. I can testify, having sent my youngest to college yesterday, the teens are survivable, of for them and their parents. 🙂


  7. Praying The Names of Jesus sounds really interesting. I hadn't thought of using that as a way of praying. Thanks for mentioning it here!Enjoy your reading! :)Cassandra


  8. I've heard good things about that Storybook too. Hope your class enjoys it. “A Sudden Glory” sounds great. I'll look forward to what you'll say about it.Oh, “31 Days of Praise” is a book I went through several times! Loved it.


  9. Is not The Jesus Storybook Bible the most amazing thing E-VER? For the first month after I got my copy, I took it with me everywhere, begging people to let me read it to them. My most memorable experience, though, was taking it to the Alzheimer's ward at the nursing home where I work (on my day off) and reading it to any of the residents who wanted to listen. One lady followed me from table to table, eager to hear just one more story. She kept repeating “I’ve heard that story before, but I’ve never heard it so clearly.” Another time, she said, “That'd be just wonderful for children, it's so clear.”


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