** This posted has been up-dated due to more recommendations coming in and there are many more suggestions in the comments – Thanks – Keep them coming!! **
I’ve blogged plenty about our church’s Reading Roundabout.
The concept is a number of ladies, a number of months and a number of books.
The books we are reading in the current year are listed here.
It appears I’m going to have more ladies involved for the next years reading and so I’m going to need 15 books.
I’m trying to come up with some books for the next year which although doesn’t start until October, will no doubt be upon me quickly.
I was wondering if any of you could advise me on your top few books which come into the Reformed Christian category.
This is only our third year of the Reading Roundabout and while I do use the church library and our own books we also buy a few copies each year.
The list so far which is open to change is something like this,
Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges.
Overcoming the World by Joel Beeke.
The Nine Day Queen of England Lady Jane Grey by Faith Cook
Is God past his sell-by date? by John Blanchard
A path through suffering by Elisabeth Elliot
Shopping for Time by Carolyn Mahanney
Heaven at Home by Ginger Plowman
A Chance to die The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
In my Father’s House by Corrie Ten Boom
Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper
So can you offer any suggestions? I normally like a variety of Theology, Biography, Practical Christianity.
I’d appreciate any help you can give.
(Note to our own ladies: If you have any suggestions or own any of these books please let me know. It really would be a pity to use our funds to buy books which are sitting on shelves 🙂 Thanks)
** updated to add ** A few suggestions came via private e-mail, I’m adding them here to keep them together. Mrs B in Sacramento recommended Humility by CJ Mahanney. Mrs J in GR recommended Lost in the Middle by Paul D Tripp, Free Grace and Dying love by Susannah Spurgeon and Too wise to be mistaken, too Good to be Unkind by Cathy Steere.
**updated 30th May to add,
Mrs J in the Grand Rapids church who incidentally started the Reading Roundabout concept has suggested a few more, she has just finished Love your Muselim Neighbour by Edward Challen and also suggests God Knows My Size by Silvia Tarniceriu and also The Peacemaker books by Ken Sande.**