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Books Read This Week: He Heard Hannah, Becoming a Woman of Influence, The Blue Hill Meadows

He Heard Hannah — I received a pre-release copy of this book and enjoyed it. As with pre-release editions, it’s not the final copy, so the layout/typographical errors can get in the way a little bit, but the story line was still quite captivating. The recounting of God’s redemption in the midst of anguish and unimaginable grief was powerfully moving. You cannot help but be touched by this book.

Becoming a Woman of Influence — I’m not quite finished with this book, but so far I’ve been very motivated and inspired in intentionally looking for opportunities to mentor and invest in the lives of women who are younger than me. Thank you so much to a few readers who recommended I read this book!


The Blue Hill Meadows — This book is quite idealistic, but we still really enjoyed following the stories of the Meadows family throughout the four seasons.

Currently reading: EntreLeadership, Kisses from Katie, Getting Things Done and listening to Purple Cow audiobook. You can see all of the books I’ve read in 2011 so far here. Read all of my book reviews here.

Have you read any good books recently?

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  • cynthia says:

    I’m working on the free copy I got of Messie’s Anonymous’ book on organizing the office –

  • Holly says:

    Becoming A Woman of Influence was one of the best books I have read this year! It has taught me to look for mentoring opportunities as they can come at any time!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m reading the Power of a Praying Wife right now and thoroughly enjoying it. I’m reading a chapter a day. And I’m also reading What Alice Forgot (fiction), and it’s really entertaining so far 🙂

  • Crystal says:

    I am reading The Help, and quite honestly I am stressed out! I really don’t even want to finish reading it because I am afraid of what will happen!

  • Almost finished with “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” and it has really spurred me to being intentional with cultivating my relationship with Christ. I’ve been challenged to do what’s important first(spending sweet time with the Lord), instead of running from one urgent thing to another (which happens often with 5 children!).

  • Angie D says:

    Ah! Lynette Kraft is a gem! What an amazing testimony they are walking out.

  • I finished your book this week, Power of Less (on audio, while decluttering – SOOOO motivational!!) and Caddie Woodlawn with the children.
    And I am almost done with The Family You’ve Always Wanted by Gary Chapman and am skimming through a Charlotte Mason book (try to read it 1x a year to keep myself on track).

    In addition a friend from church gave me a HUGE stack of home decorating and cooking magazines and I browsed through those. I feel like that was an accomplishment too 😉

  • Stacy says:

    I’m anxiously awaiting your review of Kisses from Katie! I want to know if it is as outstanding as I’m hoping after reading her blog.

  • Nancy says:

    A few months ago I read “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp. I can’t say enough about this book! She is a wonderful, poetic, gifted writer who will inspire you to (in her words) ‘live fully right where you are’. Please read it. It’s so worth it and you won’t be able to put it down. It’s a fast read, but you’ll want to read it again and again for all the gems Ann puts in there. It’s a great gift too.

  • Nisrine says:

    I recently read “Mindset” and “The power of less” and really liked both of them. I am reading “In search of Balance” but I am not really enjoying reading it ??!! I think you mentioned that you finished reading it, what did you think of the book?

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