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Saturday, January 21, 2017

2017 is Already LIT!!!!


So, I am so excited I decided to share the joys of little victories with y'all. No, I'm not going to jinx myself *rolling my eyes*.. yet (lol)
I set ONE goal for myself in 2017. Drum roll please...


To finish all the books I started in 2016 before opening a new one 
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Yes! this is a very big deal for me, why?
I wasn't much of a reader growing up (which is weird because a lot of writers are simultaneously readers too right? I think). But anyway, I just read a few books here and there; I'd just rather see the movie honestly. But my life changed after I discovered the pure gold of treasures hidden in the pages of a book! Lord!
I think this hunger for a good read came with me wanting to dig deeper into the Word. So with doing a lot of Bible studies on my own, my interest in other good books came as well to get more understanding. Although I've read a few romantic novels here and there in the past, I read more "serious"books now. And I mix it up with some Christian fiction.

So now that I am into the reading stuff, I feel like I need to catch up on all I have missed my whole life. Phew, I start A LOT of books and read them at the same time but I never get to finish any because my hands are just always full. Hence, my goal setting. And guess who already finished 2 books in 2017?

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ME!!!

So here are a few books I loved reading and currently reading

Recently completed and enjoyed

  1. Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard 
  2. What's the Difference ( Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible) by John Piper
  3. One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury (Fiction) 
  4. A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes (Fiction)
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Finished this a while back but was a great read) 
Currently Reading 
  1. A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes (Fiction) 
  2. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman (Non-Christian)
  3. Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh Demoss)
  4. And of course, The ESV Study Bible (recently coupled it with the NIV study Bible) 
Coveting (Nearest Future Reads) 
  1. More Than Ordinary by Doug Sherman
  2. The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard 
  3. Hearing God by Dallas Willard
  4. Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp 
  5. And many more I'd like to keep a secret for now ;)
Did I mention I read LOADS of articles and listen to sermons too? Yep, so my attention is kinda shared. I hope to do a post soon on "the dangers of head knowledge" to open up to you all about the potential dangers of taking a lot of resources in like I tend to do.

What is/are your goal(s) for 2017? 
How do you have "book loyalty/discipline" i.e. sticking to a few books for a period

I'd like to hear your thoughts in the comment section! 

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