Books have been my greatest mentors, counselors, teachers and guides. Honestly, I have no idea where I would be if it were not for the written word. The most invaluable book of all, the Bible, contains the Words that have the power to transform the heart of a person. It is the lens through which I view my world. I filter everything I see, everything I feel, everything I think, everything I do, and everything I choose to believe, first through the Word of God, inscribed by men, but inspired by the Holy Spirit. Although, nothing can be added or taken from the Bible, I believe that God still inspires people to write. I know that He uses books on an endless list of topics: books about being a wife, being a parent, a Christian, how to pray, how to live for God, being thankful, having and keeping joy, homeschooling, leading, and so on, to help shape me into the woman of God He has called me to be.
The value of the wisdom and truth I have gleaned cannot be measured. There is, however, no use in acquiring knowledge and not using it. As a student of His, I purpose to put into practice the things I know the Holy Spirit has highlighted for me in each of the books I read, to make me a better disciple, wife, mama, and friend. If I am to come along side my husband to help lead our children to be all they are created to be, to draw out their potential, and foster their growth for the glory of God, then I better be a reader and grow myself first.
It is my hope and prayer that you will be inspired to read some of the great books I bring to the ever-growing lists section, or perhaps even some of your own choice that you have been wanting to read. It is my prayer that you would gain the encouragement, truth, teaching and guidance from them that God intends.