About Lux Venit


(coming soon)

Currently Reading


December 2009

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame / Hugo

A Christmas Carol / Dickens

The Church of Facebook / Rice

Let the Nations Be Glad / Piper

November 2009

The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas LOVED IT!!!

Parables of the Christ-Life / Trotter

Flashforward / Sawyer

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame / Hugo

Let the Nations Be Glad / Piper

October 2009

The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas

“I’m Not Good Enough” …And Other Lies Women Tell Themselves / Jaynes

Sacred Friendships / Kellemen and Ellis

Parables of the Cross / Trotter

September 2009

Womanly Dominion / Chanksy  (I’m having a hard time making myself read this one.)

Sacred Friendships: Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith / Dr. Robert Kellemen and Susan Ellis

Forgotten God / Francis Chan (A book so nice I read it twice!)

The Count of Monte Cristo / Dumas

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / CS Lewis

August 2009

The Brothers Karamazov / Dostoevsky

The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk / Shelley Beach

Womanly Dominion / Mark Chansky

Books in 2008


What follows is the list of books I’ve read this year, with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as to whether or not I would recommend it.

Song Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy by Leah Bendavid-Val

She is definitely a woman worth taking the time to get to know.

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies

Yes.

Redefining the Strong-Willed Woman by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Don’t bother.

How to Get Your Husband to Listen to You by Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby

Yes.

A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp

Yes.

A Steadfast Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Yes.

Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

There are good and not so good things about this one. I enjoyed reading it. Driscoll seeks to correct popular misconceptions about who Jesus is. I would say he succeeded.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

I enjoyed reading it, but this book made me very sad. Not one mention of Jesus. Paush writes, “I was raised by parents who believed that faith was something very personal. I didn’t discuss my specific religion in my lecture because I wanted to talk about universal principles that apply to all faiths — to share things I had learned through my relationships with people.” He goes on to share what he’s learned from some people in his church. The book was supposed to provide a broader platform than his lecture. He goes into detail about other things, but not his faith. Of all things to leave for his children, why not write more about that?

Idols of the Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Every woman of God should read this book.

Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie Van Ryn (Author), Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak (Author), and Mark Tabb (Contributor)

Yes.

The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson

ABSOLUTELY!

Contentment by Lydia Brownback

Yes.

Trust by Lydia Brownback

Yes.

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

Yes.

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

NO!

Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry by Owen Barfield

Very difficult book, but worth reading.

Because He Loves Me by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Yes!

More Than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis Childbearing by Susan Olasky and Marvin Olasky

Yes.

Once Blind: The Life of John Newton by Kay Marshall Strom

Yes.

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
Read a Discerning Reader review. Yes, I’d recommend this one.

The Missionary Call: Finding Your Place in God’s Plan for the World by M. David Sills
This is a must-read for any Christian who feels called by God to be a missionary.

Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Alsup

Yes.

The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

Yes.

My Groom


May 30, 1998

No matter how long we are married you will always be my groom. I love you.

Happy Anniversary!

Book Reviews



Click here to visit my page at Discerning Reader

A Proverbs-Driven Life by Anthony Selvaggio

A Steadfast Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick

A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You by Paul David Tripp

Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Brokenness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Contentment (On-the-Go Devotional) by Lydia Brownback

Courageous Parenting by Jack and Deb Graham

Depression: A Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch

Elizabeth Prentiss ‘More Love to Thee’ by Sharon James

Fool’s Gold by John MacArthur

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore

Heaven on Earth by Stephen J. Nichols

Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell

Hoping for Something Better by Nancy Guthrie

How Strong Women Pray by Bonnie St. John

How to Get Your Husband to Listen to You by Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby

How to Pray for Your Wife by Mark A. Weathers

“I’m Not Good Enough”…And Other Lies Women Tell Themselves by Sharon Jaynes

Mesi: A Girl ‘n Grace in Africa by Pam Davis

More Than Kindness: A Compassionate Approach to Crisis Childbearing by Susan Olasky and Marvin Olasky

Night by Elie Wiesel

Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Alsup

Queen Mom by Brenda Garrison

Redefining the Strong-Willed Woman by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Redemptive Suffering by Leslie Montgomery

Sacred Friendships: Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith by Dr. Robert Kellemen and Susan Ellis

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor

Tested Faith by Susan Heck

The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning

The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats by Andrew Peterson

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

The Mom I Want to Be by T. Suzanne Eller

The Mommy Survival Guide by Barbara Curtis

The Silent and Soft Communion by Sue Lane McCulley and Dorothy Z. Baker

The Transformation Study Bible

Trust (On-the-Go Devotional) by Lydia Brownback

Will Medicine Stop the Pain?: Finding God’s healing for depression, anxiety & other troubling emotions by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Laura Hendrickson, M.D.

%d bloggers like this: