What’s On Your Nightstand: September 2014

 What's On Your NightstandThe folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read.

This is one of those months when the fourth Tuesday comes a week before the actual end of the month. Thankfully I remembered in good time this time. 🙂

Since last time I have completed:

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi, reviewed here. Excellent – likely will be one of my top ten of the year.

Undetected by Dee Henderson, reviewed here. Excellent.

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen, reviewed here. Not excellent, in my opinion. Very disappointing.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, audiobook, reviewed here. One of the best of the Holmes books.

Persuasion by Jane Austen, audiobook. I read it for the first time 7 years ago (reviewed here), and very much enjoyed listening to it.

I’m currently reading:

Why We Are Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Kevin DeYoung, Ted Kluck, and David F. Wells. I started it, anyway – need to get going with it.

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald for Carrie’s  Reading to Know Classics Book Club. (Just finished this one shortly after posting, reviewed here.)

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good, NEWEST Mitford book by Jan Karon! Loving it!

The Pound a Day Diet by Rocco DiSpirito – I’m not convinced that that’s a healthy plan, but I’ve seen him on the “Extreme Weight Loss” show this summer and liked what he had to say, so I thought I’d read the book and possibly gain some tips and recipes.

Gospel Meditations for Missions.

Next up:

The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis

In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

How I Know God Answers Prayer by Rosalind Goforth for Carrie’s  Reading to Know Classics Book Club. We were originally going to do To the Golden Shore by Adoniram Judson, but the book club is running a bit behind just now due to some lengthier classics earlier in the year and to busy life circumstances. I’m leading the discussion this month, and I was concerned that with the length of the book, the fact that there is no Kindle version, and it probably won’t be in most public libraries, that therefore few people would read it. I was thinking about How I Know God Answers Prayer for next year, then suggested to Carrie that under the circumstances we might want to switch and do it this year: it’s shorter, there is a free Kindle version, and the text is online at Project Gutenberg. If you’ve never read of the Goforths, this will be a good introduction: if you have, it will be a good refresher.

Also starting Oct. 1 I’ll be sharing 31 Days of Inspirational Biographies as part of The Nester’s 31 Days. I invite you join me!

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6 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: September 2014

  1. What a list you have accomplished! I didn’t realize that Karon’s new book was part of the Mitford series! I will have to get that one. Although I have only read the first one, I have the series, just haven’t gotten back to them… Need to!
    I am joining in on the October read! I down loaded it just a few minutes ago! I see a theme in my reading… prayer! Thanks for leading this one!

  2. I keep seeing Qureshi’s book pop up in several places. I definitely need to add it to my list.

    I just added How I Know God Answers Prayers to my Kindle so hopefully I’ll join you next month in reading it.

  3. Barbara, thank you so much for sharing about these books…especially for sharing that How I Know God Answers Prayer is a free download on Kindle. It is now on mine! One of my all time favorites is To The Golden Shore. What an amazing man surrendered to Jesus.

  4. I’m excited to join in with How I know God Answers Prayer next month. My library happens to have a copy of the Judson biography, but since Daniel and I will be traveling to Virginia with his family next month it’ll be that much nicer to have the book club selection on my Kindle instead of taking up valuable weight in my carry-on.

  5. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has caught my eye. Hmm, I need to check it out and perhaps share it with my oldest daughter. Thanks for the reminder about Dee Henderson’s book! I found Girl in the Gatehouse a bit disappointing as well.

  6. Mitford!!! ah!!! I keep forgetting that it’s out! I need to find a copy and get going on that!

    So glad we made the change on the book club selection for October! I think that was a good move. 🙂 Thanks for thinking of that!

    We’re in the later half of the Princess and the Goblin now and are still enjoying it. Hopefully we’ll wrap it up this week!

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