The Honest Pursuit Reading List: Fall ’17

Hey friends!

So this semester I am challenging myself to read more. I think reading is a great way to relax, dig deeper on a subject, or just enjoy the story of someone else’s life.

This fall, I am going to try to read 2 books a month. I’d love for you to join me in this challenge! If you have read any of the books listed, please comment your thoughts on the book below. 🙂

Also, I am in a women’s small group again this semester and I love it already! We are reading “That I May Know Him” by Kay Arthur and studying Philippians this semester. The theme of Philippians is joy, and I for sure could use some more of that! On THP’s facebook account, I will be posting what I learned weekly. If you want to keep up, please like the page! 🙂

September

This month I am finishing Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst and Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan.

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Uninvited is about overcoming feelings of rejection and loneliness by reminding ourselves of our value in Christ. Lysa speaks on her own experiences of rejection and gives practical advise on how to handle those situations and move on, This is a popular book this summer and can be used in a small group setting too!

Wild and Free is about breaking away from society’s standard for women and pursuing a more real sense of identity of self and as a woman of God. Let’s cut the people pleasing and be the women God created us to be!

October 

This month I will be reading Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung and The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.

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Just Do Something is an unconventional book about finding God’s Will for our lives. I think we can over-complicate this process and wait for answers instead of just following our passions in serving the Lord.  DeYoung seems to have a personal writing style, like he’s sharing his story over coffee with the reader. Can’t wait for this one!

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer is a great book for those looking for a deeper understanding of the character of God. Tozer is well-known for his powerful and soul-stirring messages as well. He writes so beautifully and I can’t wait to soak in all the words he has written.

November 

This month’s picks are Still Waiting by Ann Swindell and Before Amen by Max Lucado.

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Still Waiting can be for anyone who is in a season of waiting; whether it is in singleness, fertility, or any other season of anticipation. Waiting brings many emotions like brokeness or shame, but Ann shares her experiences of waiting and brings a new perspective in this season. Ann speaks on the grace and hope that can be found too. I am personally in a season of waiting on the Lord, so I’m really looking forward to applying this book to my life.

Before Amen is about building a deeper and more meaningful prayer life. I don’t know about you, but my prayer life can be very short and shallow sometimes. Max gives practical advise on how to pray, what that conversation looks like, and why we need that time with God.

December 

My random book choice of the fall is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I love classic literature and stories of adventure! I also like to read books just for fun too. This book is about the wild journey of a boy and the trouble that follows. Should be fun!

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As always, I really appreciate any feedback that you have. I am praying that I stick to my goal to reading and learning from these books. I appreciate the support and encouragement too!

Petit à Petit,

Lauren


2 thoughts on “The Honest Pursuit Reading List: Fall ’17

  1. Uninvited is one of my favourites!! Have you read much else by Lysa? Also, literally ordering Wild and Free on amazon now, it sounds amazing!! Ps, Huck Finn is a fabulous book! xx

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    1. I also read The Best Yes by Lysa too and it is amazing! It’s about to say no to overexerting ourselves and people pleasing. Let me know what you think of Wild and Free! It looks like a great book! 🙂

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