Home Values (Reading List)

I recently wrote about my family’s plans for a home makeover from the inside out. I’m so excited that I almost can’t wait until January to sink myself into it. As a Type A girl, though, the extra time is coming in handy for brainstorming ideas on the front end. And as a lifelong bookworm, many of those ideas are specific materials I’d like to read. Here’s my list so far:

January: Dream Big

  • Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
  • Dream Big by Bob Goff
  • You Are the Girl for the Job by Jess Connolly

February: Embody Love

  • Love Walked Among Us by Paul Miller
  • Practicing the Presence of People by Mike Mason
  • And Baby Makes Three by John and Julie Gottman

March: Invest in Life-Giving Rhythms

  • Refresh by Shona and David Murray
  • Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
  • Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons

April: Pour into Others

  • Love Where You Live by Shauna Pilgreen
  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
  • Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

May: Make Room for Joy

  • In All Things by Melissa Kruger
  • Enjoy by Trillia Newbell
  • Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg

June: Rest Well, Work Hard, and Play Often

  • Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller
  • Start by John Acuff
  • The Memory Making Mom by Jessica Smartt

July: Infuse Every Day with the Gospel

  • New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
  • The Gospel for Real Life by Jerry Bridges
  • Gospel Formed by J.A. Medders

August: Help One Another Win

  • Praying through the Bible for Your Kids by Nancy Guthrie
  • The Joy of Encouragement by David Jeremiah
  • Team Us by Ashleigh Slater

September: Believe the Word

  • Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
  • Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
  • Reading the Bible Supernaturally by John Piper

October: Cultivate Beauty and Light

  • The Creative Family Manifesto by Amanda Soule
  • Beholding and Becoming by Ruth Chou Simons
  • Catching Fireflies by Patsy Clairmont

November: Practice Grace

  • Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley
  • Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
  • The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

December: Celebrate the Movement of God

  • The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
  • Adore by Sara Hagerty
  • Hearing God by Dallas Willard

I will be delivering old-school book reports as I go along next year, so if any of these resources sound particularly interesting to you, grab a copy and we can read together!

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