Growing up, my sisters and I were blessed by a Mother who read to us and who encouraged us to read. Reading has always been a wonderful part of my life, and the Lord has used the words of His men and women to teach me, to build courage in my heart, and to draw me nearer to Himself through the pens of His servants. Oswald Chambers, Andrew Murray, Lilias Trotter, John Bunyan, George Mueller . . . and so many others have helped to shape my thinking and to encourage me toward a deeper, more daily-surrendered walk with my Father.
Especially in my teenage years, I was deeply drawn towards missionary biographies, and these have been instrumental in illustrating for me the blessing and cost of a life that is fully offered to the Lord.
In thinking about the influence that books have had upon my life, an idea came to me -- a monthly book giveaway. Once a month, I'd like to give away a copy of a book that has touched, challenged, encouraged, and/or helped shape my life and my thinking. I'm planning to do this on the first Monday of every month, the Lord willing. My prayer is that you will be blessed and encouraged through it.
Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth, The Modest Mom, What Joy is Mine, Yes They Are All Ours, Missional Call, A Mama's Story, Mom's the Word, Rich Faith Rising, Time Warp Wife, Cornerstone Confessions, Mom's Morning Coffee, So Much at Home, Raising Homemakers, Hope in Every Season, A Wise Woman Builds Her Home, Woman to Woman Ministries, Whole-Hearted Home, A Soft Gentle Voice, My Daily Walk in His Grace, Messy Marriage, My Teacher's Name is Mama, The Charm of Home, Graced Simplicity, Children Are A Blessing, Mittenstate Sheep and Wool, Imparting Grace, Preparedness Mama, A Look at the Book, Essential Thing Devotions, Count My Blessings, Beauty Observed, Christian Mommy Blogger, Renewed Daily, Soul Survival, Good Morning Mondays, The HomeAcre Hop, Mommy Moments Link Up, Grace and Truth Linkup, Faith Filled Friday, Saturday Soiree Blog Party, Tell It To Me Tuesdays