Friday, January 6, 2012

12 in 2012-Books for Spiritual Growth Part 2

So yesterday I posted about 6 of the 12 books I am definitely reading in 2012.  Here are the other 6! 

7. Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freemen

For every girl out there who hasn’t wandered the prodigal road.  Emily Freeman realized some time ago that she was a sinner in need of grace, no matter how “good” she’s been, and this book is for any good girl that can relate.

8. To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter

Oh, don’t we dream of changing the world for Christ?  Maybe we each try, but do we really believe that Christ is the catalyst for that change?  I know this is going to be a HEAVY read that will get me thinking, but that is the kind of reading I like!!!

9.  A Confident Heart by Renee Swope

Confidence.  I can fake it, but at the end of the day I lean far too often on my own understanding.  I want a confidence founded in the light of the world, and I think this book will help me in that!

10.  American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D Putnam and David E. Campbell

I will be reading this in October, right before the Presidential elections in November.  Why?  Because I am far too involved in politics and will need SOMETHING to bring me down stress wise.  I hoping the insights in this book will do it!!! 

11.  What Women Fear by Angie Smith

I don’t think that my two irrational fears (which are Frogs and Space Aliens…I prefaced with the word IRRATIONAL for a reason) will be discussed in this book, but I hope that some of my hearts fears will be.  Hopefully some tips on moving past them too!

12. Is God a Moral Monster? by Paul Copan

The Old Testament FASCINATES me.  I love how big and awesome our God is, but sometimes God in the Old Testament comes across, well, kind of mean.  You know, all the smiting, and killing, and violence.  Its hard for some to reconcile that to God in Christ, yet they are one.  This book explains how our God is one loving, just, merciful, wrathful deity worthy of our worship.   

So that about does it!  Towards the end of each month I will post about what I read and what I thought, good or bad.  None of these books was given to me to review, so it will be my honest opinion! 

Tomorrow I will be listing the 12 Habits I’d like to start in 2012!  If you have thing your tackling this year, one month at a time, be sure and let me know!  I would love to encourage you in your walk!  a

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