"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

November 15, 2013

For the love of books

                  "I cannot live without books." ~Thomas Jefferson

Here is a book that I can't wait to buy for our Christmas devotions:

We love to light candles and read a book together as a family while eating and drinking something yummy during the Advent season! This year we are going to use Ann Voskamp's new book. I love, love, love her because she always points me to Jesus! : )

I've been praying the prayers in The Power of a Praying Parent and praying for my guy with The Power of a Praying Wife for years. I love those books! So, I was beyond thrilled to see this book the other day!
Hooray! A new season of life and new scriptures to be praying over my grown children! Thanks, Stormie!

We heard General Jerry Boykin speak on Veterans Day and were just awed by his life and his faith. He was very inspiring and admonished us that we need to stand firm for what we believe in and not be swayed by political correctness or others opinions. I ordered this book about his amazing life:

Here is the description from Amazon: 
"In 1978, Jerry Boykin joined what would become the world's premier Special Operations unit, Delta Force. The only promise: "A medal and a body bag." What followed was a .50 caliber round in the chest and a life spent with America's elite forces bringing down warlords and war criminals, despots, and dictators. In Colombia, his task force hunted the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. In Panama, he helped capture the brutal dictator Manuel Noriega, liberating a nation. From Vietnam to Iran to Mogadishu, Lt. General Jerry Boykin's life reads like an action-adventure novel. Boykin's powerful story will keep you riveted as he reveals how his military duty worked in tandem with his faith to bring him through the bloody storms of foreign battle-and through the political firestorm that ambushed him in his own country."

If you love history, this Christmas wish list of books looked like it had some great suggestions from the Girl Talk Blog (conversations on Biblical womanhood and other fun stuff).

Happy reading!


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