Here are some books that i read in 2015 that i didn’t review. I definitely recommend reading the first two books, especially the second book (life changing!). I wasn’t a huge fan of the last book (some things i am out rightly against after further research) however there were a few tips that i was able to glean from it.
Sister Freaks: Stories of Women Who Gave Up Everything for God by Rebecca St. James
Around the world, every day, young women are boldly putting themselves forth as believers-regardless of the cost. Sometimes they suffer for it, but they never waver in their conviction that God has called them to serve Him. They are confident. They are committed. They are…
“Sister Freaks.” These are words that evoke strong images-images of extreme faith…of radical devotion…of sacrifice and triumph. They are life-changing words. And they are at the core of the stories related within these pages. Here you will meet both contemporary women and historical figures from around the world-from Joan of Arc to a Midwest high school student to an Olympic athlete. But whether the account is of a historical heroine or a woman of today like you, the stories are always inspiring. Their goal: to demonstrate to you that living radically for God can change your life, whether halfway around the world or in your hometown.
SISTER FREAKS is divided into twelve weeks. Each week contains profiles of inspiring women, thought-provoking questions, and space for journaling. Become empowered as you read about these very real and godly role models in whose footsteps you can follow. Become a Sister Freak!
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul By John & Stasi Eldredge
Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the Beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.
And yet-how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.
Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores and errands, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christen women add to the pressure. “Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.
But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live-the life she dreamed of as a little girl.
The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman- they are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret To Calm And Confident Parenting by Gina Ford
The prospect of bringing a tiny baby home for the first time is daunting. Stories of sleep-starved nights, inconsolable crying and feeding on demand can make any proud parent fearful of what the future may hold. Take heart because The New Contented Little Baby Book is here to help you.
Fully updated and expanded to include helpful input from members of her website and readers who love her routines, The New Contented Little Baby Book gives you reassuring and practical advice from Britain’s number one childcare expert Gina Ford. Gina’s secret is simple and the results are amazing. Once you’ve established her routines, your contented baby will:
* feed regularly and well from either breast or bottle
* be less likely to suffer from colic
* sleep through the night from an early age
And what’s more, you’ll be a calm and contented parent too!