Book Recommendations,  Spiritual Growth

Top Book for 2018 ~ What I’m Reading in 2019

2018 was a year of returning  to routines I had ‘let go’. One of those routines was reading. Ever since I was a little girl reading has been a catalyst of knowledge and peace. Reading centers me. It fills me with new knowledge that propels me to live a more practical life. The word picture I get when I think of reading is an overflowing fountain. The fountain springs up with an abundance of life-giving water and pours into every crevice and crack, saturating the structure with nourishing liquid. That is what reading does to a thirsty soul.

Until the last few years, reading took precedence in my life. However changing routines, moving, getting married, working more…basically an abundance of life, caused reading to take a back burner to more pressing interests.

I realized this year that my lack of reading had really started to take a toll on my mental state. I need that mental nourishing liquid. By far the best book I’ve picked up in 2018 as I’ve wandered back into a season of reading was The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming

If you have not read this beautiful look into the seasons of a life-giving home, make sure you put it on your list for 2019!

In the midst of returning to those routines that centered me, I started to listen to podcasts. If you have not dived into the world of podcasts, please take a moment to really consider if you have the time for that type of addiction. Podcasts are one of the most addicting pastimes that I have ever encountered. They are my new favorite. Almost just as important as my daily sustaining cup of coffee.

The podcasts I tend to listen to are health, faith, and mothering centered. Books are discussed regularly in an academic sense, and I quickly started to write down those that peaked my interest. Maybe you’re a women that needs the sort of wholesome healing that reading brings. That’s good, because I’ve got a list of books for your in 2019.The GoodReads apps eventually got downloaded for quick access to my growing list. I’d love for you to follow me in the Goodreads app! Let’s follow each others reading goals in 2019! You can find me at www.goodreads.com/Rachaelbelle

Some of these books have older publishing dates, some are newer, but each are quality reads that I intended on finishing in the 2019 year. What do you intend to read in 2019?

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Topics of Faith/Devotionals

1. Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God

Kindle Edition: Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God

2. Engaging God’s Word: Romans

Kindle Edition: Engaging God’s Word: Romans

3. The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional: 365 Inspiring Ideas to Reveal, Give, and Find God’s Love
Kindle Edition:The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional: 365 Inspiring Ideas to Reveal, Give, and Find God’s Love

4. Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament
Kindle Edition: Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament
5. Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture
Kindle Edition:Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

6. Draw Near: A Four Week Devotional To Draw You Closer To The Heart Of God And Connect With His Presence

Kindle Edition: Unavailable

7.One Hundred Days of Inspiration: Devotional for Women of All Ages & Stages (Trim Healthy Mama)
Kindle Edition:One Hundred Days of Inspiration

8.The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year
Kindle Edition: The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year

Motherhood

9. The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Kindle Edition: The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

10.Walk It Out: The Radical Result of Living God’s Word One Step at a Time
Kindle Edition: Walk It Out: The Radical Result of Living God’s Word One Step at a Time

11.Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition)
Kindle Edition: Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility

12.The Power of Motherhood: What the Bible says about Mothers
Kindle Edition: Unavaliable

13.Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, nursery Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification
Kindle Edition:Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, Nursery Rhymes, & My Journey Toward Sanctification

14.Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success (Charlotte Mason Topics) (Volume 1)
Kindle Edition:Habits: The Mother’s Secret to Success (Charlotte Mason Topics Book 1)


Homemaking

15.. Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers
Kindle Edition: Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert: A Simple, Comprehensive Guide to Using Cloth Diapers

16. The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting, One Meal at a Time
Kindle Edition:The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith through Feasting, One Meal at a Time

17.Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Kindle Edition:Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

18.The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful
Kindle Edition:The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful

Personal Interest

19. Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

Kindle Edition: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

20.Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
Kindle Edition: Book Girl: A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

21.Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Kindle Edition:Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine

22. Kindle Edition: Blogger to Author: How I Went from Hobby Blogger to Getting a Two-Book Deal with a Major Publisher

Education

23.A Philosophy of Education (The Home Education Series) (Volume 6)
Kindle Edition: Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series Volume 6 – Towards A Philosophy of Education

24. Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study With the Gentle Art of Learning(TM) : A Story for Mother Culture ®
Kindle Edition: Unavailable

25. A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on The Gentle Art of Learning(TM)
Kindle Edition: Unavailable

Financial Freedom

26.More Than Just Making It: Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated
Kindle Edition: More Than Just Making It: Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated

27.You Can Stay Home with Your Kids!: 100 Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Make It Work on a Budget
Kindle Edition: You Can Stay Home with Your Kids!: 100 Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Make It Work on a Budget

INFJ – Myers Briggs Personality

28. Kindle Edition: The INFJ Personality Guide: Understand yourself, reach your potential, and live a life of purpose.

29. INFJ Handbook: INFJ Personality Guide for the Rarest Myers-Briggs Personality Type
Kindle Edition:INFJ Handbook: INFJ Personality Guide for the Rarest Myers-Briggs Personality Type